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Environmental Science

Students in Environmental Science can specialize in one of four areas: Ecological Restoration, Environmental Policy, Energy & Climate, or Geospatial Science.

field trip in Environmental Science class

Fostering an understanding of environmental problems and applying practical solutions is at the heart of this major.  A multi-disciplinary approach teaches understanding of the interactions between the biological and physical world, human institutions, and human behavior.

In the Environmental Science major you will:


exploring the marshes and dunes around Arcata

Students also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world issues such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and encouraging environmentally sound practices on campus and in the community.  Many students in the major participate with the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) and the Green Campus program. 

marsh field study

ENVS five year course offering schedule