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.
Student researchers assist Virginia Matzek study the Sacramento River
The Orella Prize is given for academic achievement at the college level
ESS recognizes the accomplishments of Paloma Sisneros-Lobato, Lauren Cloward, Claire Parchem, and Sean Reilly.
Blair was recognized for his exemplary leadership and involvement with numerous units and campaigns promoting sustainability on campus.
ESS faculty members Chris Bacon, Virginia Matzek, and Leslie Gray were recently awarded tenure and/or a promotion.
The Udall Foundation recognizes college juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.