The Environmental Studies program at Washington University offers three major tracks, including environmental biology, environmental earth science, and environmental policy as well as an interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies. These majors each have a different disciplinary focus, but also expose students to interdisciplinary problem solving in environmental studies, taking advantage of faculty expertise in anthropology, biology, economics, earth and planetary sciences, political science, and engineering. In addition to these three majors, anthropology majors can choose a track within the major focused on global health and the environment.
The Environmental Studies program maintains close relationships with the Office of Sustainability, the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES), and other Washington University organizations, to provide opportunities for internships, seminars, events, and research.
Our Community Internship Program enables WashU students to apply knowledge & skills learned in class to real-world environmental challenges. The program is undergoing some exciting changes. Students will now be able to apply to the internship program as a cohort, and then seek out environmentally-connected internship positions in St. Louis area organizations that interest them. Students will receive stipends of $4000 for the summer, or $2000 for a semester. The application period will open later this fall for positions beginning in 2020– stay tuned.