Meeting the Challenge
The new School of the Environment strengthens the outstanding academic endeavors and scientific research already happening at Washington State University.
By bringing Earth sciences, ecosystem and natural resource ecology, sustainability sciences and social sciences under the same umbrella, the school will increase team-based research and scholarly output while also providing cutting-edge training for the next generation of scientists, resource managers, policy makers, and well-informed global citizens.
WSU is uniquely positioned among state agencies and institutions to address the many facets of our natural resources. Environmentally focused faculty are located throughout WSU's multi-campus system and Extension offices in every county provide environmental education and sustainability outreach to learners of all ages.
More than a merger
Throughout the coming year, the courses of the two original academic units will be combined and revised to provide a new integrated undergraduate degree program and elevate the existing interdisciplinary Ph.D. training program.
These changes place WSU at the forefront of environmental education and research and will help lead the way as our land grant mission adapts to meet the ever changing needs of the 21st century,