Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Environmental Studies & Sciences

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers interdisciplinary programs of study leading to a bachelor of science in environmental science or environmental studies. A minor in environmental studies is also available. These programs provide students with the intellectual foundation they will need in addressing crucial environmental challenges of the 21st century such as human population growth, urban sprawl, deforestation, global climate change, waste disposal, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and the need for renewable energy.

Breaking: Another Rhodes finalist!

Erika Francks '17 is fourth in five years from ESS

New research: Santa Clara urban gardens

Improved diet, food security for low-income families

Victoria Adetuyi '15
Alumni news: Victoria Adetuyi '15

Sustainability efforts at Unilever

Students and road
New research: Roads, housing, and pollution

Students help assess housing in high-traffic areas

    New Research: An Online Carbon Calculator

    Tool can be used to predict carbon storage in riparian forest

    Faculty news: Two new grants for Gabbe

    Research to focus on parking and climate-safe housing

    New research: Mapping sustainable coffee

    Advances detection of biodiversity-friendly coffee farms

    Alumni news: Genevieve Clow '18

    Using remote sensing to study algae in the Great Lakes

      Contact Us

      Leslie Gray, Department Chair

      Noreen Golden, Office Manager

      Office 408-551-7086

      Varsi Hall, 2nd Floor

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