Washington University in St. Louis offers a variety academic programs, majors, and courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Navigate to many of these opportunities here.

Climate Curriculum Database

The Climate Curriculum Database is designed to allow students, professors, and others in the WashU community to find courses related to climate change in all of its related disciplines, from economics to architecture to engineering.

Climate Curricular Guides

WUCCP has compiled courses into climate-related guides to provide interested students with suggested courses that can be taken along any course of study. The Climate Curricular Guides are simply meant to assist students in course selection. There are no requirements for completion.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Anthropology: Global Health and Environment

Major: Anthropology: Global Health and Environment Major
Minor: Anthropology: Global Health and Environment Minor

Global health, which is a major focus of medical anthropology, concerns itself with the broad ways that humans address and cope with issues of health, illness, and well-being in cross-cultural and cross-temporal perspectives. Because issues of health, healing, and wellness are situated in an environmental context, it is essential that the study of human health be understood within a broad environmental framework.


Major: Biology: Ecology and Evolution Track, Major in Environmental Biology

Environmental biology majors study the vital processes of all organisms and the environments in which they flourish, and specifically, ecology, conservation, and restoration of biodiversity.

Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Major: Environmental Science Major, Earth Science Major
Minors: Minor In Environmental Science, Minor In Earth Science

Environmental Science is the scientific investigation of natural systems including the hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, ecosystems, and landscapes which sit at the intersection of the Earth and humanity. Earth Science is the application of natural science and mathematics to the study of the planet Earth, its formation, structure, evolution, and geologic hazards.

Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering

Major: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Minors: Environmental Engineering Science Minor, Energy Engineering Minor

Environmental engineers apply scientific and engineering principles to assess, manage and design sustainable systems for the protection of human and ecological health.

Environmental Policy

Major: Environmental Policy Major

Environmental policy majors study how humans shape, affect, and are affected by their natural environments. Understanding of environmental policy is fostered by a broad base of coursework across both political science and the natural sciences.

Environmental Studies

Major: Environmental Analysis Major
Minors: Interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis Minor, Environmental Studies Minor

The Environmental Analysis major focuses on developing critical skills and competencies in interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving. It provides breadth and depth across environmental humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as deep and interdisciplinary training in analysis, problem solving, communication, and community engagement.

Pathfinder Fellows in Environmental Leadership

Pathfinder Fellows in Environmental Leadership is a three-year, interdisciplinary cohort-based undergraduate program integrated around the themes of environmental science, policy, humanities and sustainability that provides the academic rigor and field experience needed to deeply understand, respect and respond to a place and its people in light of environmental challenges.

School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Sustainability

Major: Bachelor of Science in Sustainability

The Bachelor in Science in Sustainability provides the broad fundamental knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to drive sustainable outcomes that address today’s urgent environmental, economic, and social challenges.