The Program on the Environment offers a wide variety of courses intended for Environmental Studies majors as well as for any student at the UW interested in environmental issues. See below to explore these courses in detail, view examples of student work, and check on the availability of these courses in upcoming quarters.

Spring 2015 Featured Courses

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ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies - Open for Enrollment

ENVIR 280: Natural History - Closed

ENVIR 440: Environmental Pedagogy - Closed

ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio - Closed

ENVIR 502: Business Strategy and the Natural Environment - Open for Enrollment

Course Catalog

Listing of all Environmental Studies courses on the UW Course Catalog.

Course Schedules

Scheduling and availability for core, foundation and capstone courses used for the Environmental Studies major.

Perspectives and Experiences

Explore elective courses from across campus related to Environmental Studies. Sort through quarterly lists by department, course name or category. All courses on these lists can be used for the ‘Perspectives and Experiences’ requirement of the Environmental Studies major.


Information about the Capstone Series: a three-quarter long series that all Environmental Studies majors must complete. Schedule for the upcoming Capstone Symposium and archive of past project summaries.

Sustainability Studio

An innovative course focused on assessing, communicating, and improving the state of sustainability on the University of Washington campus. Small teams work on a different theme each quarter from water to transportation. See reports from past studio teams.