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Environmental Studies

This guide points to selected resources in the area of Environmental Studies. Information about Washington University and its libraries is also found here.

Welcome to the Ronald Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library

The library is located on the 3rd floor of Rudolph Hall.

Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake a major focusing on three tracks:

Social science



or minor in environmental sciences or in societal issues associated with the environment.



Environmental Studies Program Website

Curriculum / Course Descriptions

Faculty and Staff


Other guides you might find helpful:

Earth and Planetary Sciences


Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

Biology/Life Sciences


General Science



Undergraduate Research

Tyson Research Center

Washington University's Tyson Research Center is a ~2,000-acre field station located 20 miles from the Danforth campus. The center, a component of Washington University's International Center for Advanced Renewal Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES), provides a living landscape for environmental research and education including an experimental venue for studies on ecosystem sustainability and an outdoor laboratory for important research and teaching opportunities.