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

The Environmental Studies Program invites all graduating students, friends and families to join us for the ES Awards Program and Reception. The event will take place on Friday, June 15 at 3:00pm at the Bren Courtyard

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

Environmental Studies Program will award one Barker Scholarship in 2019 to assist a student who enrolls in an unpaid environmental internship.

One award of $1,000 to be used toward the cost of a student’s participation in an environmental field study in the area of wildlife management or environmental conservation.


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...

ES students who participated in ENV S 194ST will give presentations on sea turtle studies.

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