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KU Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program provides students with the tools they need to investigate environmental phenomena, including soil sampling and freshwater ecology to policy-making and social science.



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Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the program!

Virtual Tour

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"I firmly believe that my experience in a multi-disciplinary undergrad program changed the game for me at KU."


Alex Murray

News from the Program

Hannah Min Undergraduate Research Award Recipient

Environmental Studies Senior Receives Undergraduate Research Award for Fall

Hannah Min, a senior from Lawrence, is among nine students to receive an Undergraduate Research Award for her project, “Exploring the Creation of Refugia and Improved Water Quality by Changing North American Freshwater Mussel Bed Densities and Configurations,” mentored by Amy Hansen, Diane M.…
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University of Kansas Names Five New Distinguished Professors

LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas professors have joined elite company by being named distinguished professors.
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Take a solstice garden tour with the KU community

Kelly Kindscher, scientist with the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, will offer an informal tour of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Garden at this special event.
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Environmental Studies Students win awards at online Undergraduate Research Symposium

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of its 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event took place online this year and went live April 24.