Brown University is proud to support a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, with over 2,000 courses offered every year from over 40 academic departments. Students at Brown can study environmentally-related material from any vantage point: from the "Renewable Energy Technologies" class in the Engineering department to "Wild Literature in the Urban Landscape" offered by the Center for Environmental Studies.  

Brown encourages both faculty and students to capitalize on the university’s sustainability efforts and use Campus as a Living Lab for research and learning. The university has also created a new Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES), set to launch formally in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Here are a few of the primary academic departments that host courses on energy and the environment. 

Biology & Medicine

Environmental Studies





Or browse course offerings by theme on the Center for Environmental Studies website.