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

Courses in the Climate and Ecology Guide have been compiled to provide all students interested in ecology and climate change with a guide to relevant areas of study. We have included a wide range of courses from different schools and disciplines in order to provide various lenses through which climate change and its implications can be understood. We encourage you to look at courses both within and outside your school or major and encourage you to look at the specific course descriptions as you determine if a course may fit within your course of study.

Contact Information

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Climate and Ecology Guide leads

Prof. Kim Medley, Director of The Tyson Research Center

Prof. Jonathan Myers, Associate Professor of Biology

Prof. Eleanor Pardini, Assistant Director and Senior Lecturer of Environmental Studies

Special Note
  • Each course will vary in the amount of time dedicated to climate and ecology — please look at the course description and at our Curriculum Database for guidance.
  • Not every listing will directly relate to climate and ecology. Some classes may instead develop skills needed to tackle climate change as it relates to ecology.
  • Some courses may require prerequisites.
  • *Capstone courses are noted with an asterisk. Capstone courses often integrate project work. Some projects may be related to Ecology. Please check with the instructor. 
  • **Graduate courses are noted with a double asterisk. Not all graduate courses are open to undergraduates; please check with the instructor.

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthro 3030Introduction to Human Ecology
Anthro 3181Humans and Animals
Anthro 3618Urban Ecological Anthropology
Anthro 3660Primate Ecology, Biology, and Behavior
Anthro 3662Primate Conservation Biology
Anthro 3880Multispecies Worlds: Animals, Global Health, and the Environment
Anthro 4211Paleoethnobotany and Ethnobotany
Anthro 4285Environmental Archeology
Anthro 428WOriginal Research in Environmental Anthropology
Anthro 434Behavioral Research at the St. Louis Zoo
Anthro 481Zooarchaeology
BIOL 1811First-Year Opportunity: Research and Conservation in Zoos and Botanical Gardens
BIOL 2431Ampersand: Pathfinder – A Sense of Place: Discovering Missouri’s Natural Heritage
BIOL 2950Introduction to Environmental Biology
BIOL 2960Principles of Biology I
BIOL 2970Principles of Biology II
BIOL 3041Plant Biology and Genetic Engineering
BIOL 3220Woody Plants of Missouri
BIOL 347Darwin and Evolutionary Controversies
BIOL 3501Evolution
BIOL 370Animal Behavior
BIOL 373WLaboratory on the Evolution of Animal Behavior (Writing Intensive)
BIOL 381Introduction to Ecology
BIOL 4023How Plants Work: Physiology, Growth, and Metabolism
BIOL 4181Population Genetics
BIOL 4182Macroevolution
BIOL 419Community Ecology
BIOL 4193Experimental Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 4195Disease Ecology
BIOL 472Behavioral Ecology
BIOL 4936Seminars in Ecology and Evolution
Chem 105Introductory General Chemistry I
Chem 106Introductory General Chemistry II
Chem 111AGeneral Chemistry I
Chem 112AGeneral Chemistry II
Chem 151General Chemistry Laboratory I
Chem 152General Chemistry Laboratory II
Chem 261Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Chem 262Organic Chemistry II with Lab
EnSt 115Introduction to Conservation Biology
EnSt 250One Health: Linking the Health of Humans, Animals, and the Environment
EnSt 364Field Methods for Environmental Science
EnSt 365Applied Conservation Biology
EnSt 375Urban Ecology
EnSt 380Applications in GIS
EPSc 108AOceans and the Atmosphere
EPSc 109AQuantitative Reasoning in Environmental Science
EPSc 111Introduction to Global Climate Change In the 21st Century
EPSc 201Earth and the Environment
EPSc 323Biogeochemistry
EPSc 385Earth History
EPSc 386The Earth’s Climate System
EPSc 413Introduction to Soil Science
EPSc 429Environmental Hydrogeology
EPSc 444Environmental Geochemistry
EPSc 486Paleoclimatology
Phil 235FIntroduction to Environmental Ethics

Brown School of Social Work

MPH 5005**Environmental Health
MPH 5323**TPS: Climate Change and Public Health

Interdisciplinary Programs

BEYOND 101Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Global Climate Change
BEYOND 140To Sustainability and Beyond: People, Planet, Prosperity (P3)

McKelvey School of Engineering

EECE 210Introduction to Environmental Engineering
EECE 311Green Engineering
EECE 407Environmental Biotechnology
EECE 505Aquatic Chemistry
EECE 531Environmental Organic Chemistry

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

LAND 501**Landscape Architecture Design Studio III
LAND 502L**Landscape Architecture Design Studio II: Planning and Preservation
LAND 541A**Plants & Environment
LAND 551A**Landscape Ecology
LAND 553**Integrated Planting Design
LAND 560A**Trees, Soils, and Systems: Introduction to Arboriculture