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.

Summer 2015 Featured Courses

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ENVIR 239: Sustainable Choices

ENVIR 495 A: Urban Farm Practicum

ENVIR 495 C: Landscape Change in the Pacific Northwest

Autumn 2015 Featured Courses

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ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

ENVIR 250: Data Types and Collection Methods

ENVIR 280: Natural History

ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio

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.