Students in a boat on the river, collecting samples

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.


Students participate in graduation and throw their caps in the air

Virtual Graduation

Please join us as we congratulate our 2021 graduates.

Virtual Graduation

A student wearing a mask and a KU Jayhawks shirt, smiling and holding two thumbs up

Virtual Tour

Due to COVID-19 concerns, campus tours are currently restricted. However, you can still connect with us here.

Virtual Tour

Alex Murray portrait

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


Alex Murray

News from the Department

An ancestral Ts’msyen village site in northwestern British Columbia

Pacific Northwest’s ‘forest gardens’ were deliberately planted by Indigenous people

For decades, First Nations people in British Columbia knew their ancestral homes—villages forcibly emptied in the late 1800s—were great places to forage for traditional foods like hazelnuts, crabapples, cranberries, and hawthorn.
Claire Dopp and Sarah Noga

Two students selected for Beckman Scholars Program

University of Kansas students Claire Dopp and Sarah Noga have been selected to participate in the 2021 Beckman Scholars Program.
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Environmental Studies Students discuss climate crisis on KKFI

KU Environmental Studies students Madisen K. Hane, Eleanor Read Walsh, Hannah Nuest, and Sloan M.
Sharon Billings, Michael Hoeflich, Kelly Kindscher, and Juergen Richt

KU, K-State faculty named recipients of Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards

LAWRENCE — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence.