Environmental Studies' annual newsletter, ES News, is now available! Click here view this year's issue!

Join the UCSB Environmental Studies Program for this FREE community event to commemorate the first 50 years of the modern environmental movement, assess progress, and call for renewed civic action. Together, we’ll tap into the spirit catalyzed by the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill and create a path forward in the face of our current climate and environmental crises.

Tomorrow's leaders must possess the scholarly background and intellectual skills necessary to understand complex environmental problems and formulate decisions that environmentally sound.  Our educational process is highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon the diversity of environmentally related departments and disciplines throughout UC Santa Barbara.

Begining in the fall of 2019, the ES Program will hold events throughout the academic year to celebrate 50 years since the program first began (1970-2020). The celebrations will culminate to the Environmental Studies' 50th Anniversary Celebration in the spring of 2020. The ES Program has created a fund specifically for the 50th Anniversary. To learn more on how to support, please click here.

About Environmental Studies at UCSB

Established in 1970, The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation, and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world.

With over 6,000 alumni, our graduates can be found holding leadership positions, nationally and internationally, in government, industry, law, and dozens of other fields. We pioneered an interdisciplinary educational model that is now widely adapted by other institutions around the globe. We combine a rigorous classroom experience with practical skills training.

Our mission is to train leaders, develop new knowledge, and devise solutions that will restore and sustain the health of our planet. Click here to learn more about the Environmental Studies Program.

Environmental Studies News

The Environmental Studies Program invites you to its 38th Annual Steven Manley Memorial Lecture! 

ES Program will award one Barker Scholarship One award of $1,000 to assist a student who enrolls in an unpaid environmental internship. 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 by 5:00PM

The Environmental Studies Program invites you to this year’s Darcy Aston Memorial Water Lecture and Potluck. Join us as we discuss California’s opportunity...

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position...

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