The Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP) has compiled courses into climate-related guides to provide students who are interested in these topics with suggested courses that can be taken along any course of study. The Climate Curricular Guides are simply meant to assist students in course selection. There are no requirements for completion.

Courses in the Climate and Health Guide have been compiled to provide all students interested in health 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 Health Guide leads Prof. Angela Hobson, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean For Public Health, at or Prof. Lora Iiannotti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean For Public Health, at

Please note:

  • Each course will vary in the amount of time dedicated to climate and health — please look at the course description and at our Curriculum Database for guidance.
  • Not every listing will directly relate to climate and health. Some classes may instead develop skills needed to tackling climate change as it relates to health.
  • Some courses may require prerequisites.
  • *Capstone courses are noted with an asterisk. Capstone courses often integrate project work.  Some projects may be related to Health. 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. 

This is a work in progress. If we are missing a course, let us know! Please email

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthro 3053 Nomadic Strategies and Extreme Ecologies
Anthro 3150 Securing Food: (Pre)Historic Perspectives, Present Challenges, and the Future of Human Subsistence
Anthro 3263 Bioprospecting
Anthro 3283 Intro to Global Health
Anthro 361 Culture and Environment
Anthro 3613 Follow the Thing: Global Commodities & Environment
Anthro 3617 Past and Present Cultural Environments
Anthro 3618 Urban Ecological Anthropology
Anthro 3795 Anthropology and Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Anthro 3880 Multispecies World: Animals, Global Health, and Environment
Anthro 4117 Nature/Culture
Anthro 4287 Anthropology of Water
BIOL 2950 Introduction to Environmental Biology
BIOL 2960 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 2970 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 303A Human Biology
BIOL 381 Introduction to Ecology
BIOL 4195 Disease Ecology
Chem 105 Introductory General Chemistry I
Chem 106 Introductory General Chemistry II
Chem 111A General Chemistry I
Chem 112A General Chemistry II
Chem 151 General Chemistry Laboratory I
Chem 152 General Chemistry Laboratory II
Chem 261 Organic Chemistry with Lab
Chem 262 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
EnSt 101 Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Global Climate Change
EnSt 102
To Sustainability and Beyond: People, Planet, Prosperity
EnSt 250 One Health: Linking the Health of Humans, Animals, and the Environment
EnSt 316 Beyond the Evidence
EPSc 141 First-Year Seminar: Unearthing the Science of Climate Change
EPSc 386 The Earth’s Climate System
EPSc 586 The Earth’s Climate System
History 3068 An Inconvenient Truth: The Human History of Climate Change
INTER D 405 Sustainability Exchange: Community and University Practicums

Brown School of Social Work

MPH 5005 Environmental Health**
MPH 5107 Policy, Politics, and Power in Global Health**
MPH 5323 TPS Climate Change and Public Health**

McKelvey School of Engineering

EECE 309 Environmental Engineering Fate and Transport
EECE 311 Green Engineering
EECE 314 Air Quality Engineering with Lab
EECE 407 Environmental Biotechnology
EECE 504 Aerosol Science and Technology
EECE 505 Aquatic Chemistry
EECE 531 Environmental Organic Chemistry
EECE 533 Physical and Chemical Processes for Water Treatment**

Sam Fox School

ARCH 209 Design Process
ARCH 307X Community Building
ARCH 4930 In\Visible St. Louis: People, Place, and Power in the Divided City
ART 518P Photography: Art Practice (Art, Environment, Culture & Image)
LAND 553A Seeds
LAND 560A Trees, Soils, & Systems: Introduction to Arboriculture

University College

SUST 337 Sustainable Food Systems Thinking
CRM 509 Health and Society
HCARE 313 Introduction to Public Health
U29 Bio 482 Food and Water: Global Nutrition and Ecosystem Health
U29 Bio 523 Plants and People