Environmental Studies' annual newsletter, ES News, is now available! Read up on our two new faculty, Mel Manalis' retirement and more! Click here view this year's issue!

The Environmental Studies Program would like to give a huge congratulation to the Class of 2017! With over 300 graduates, 2017 marks the largest graduating class in the history of the Environmental Studies Program! Since 1970, the Environmental Studies Program has graduated 6,632 students! 

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

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Funding (up to $500!) is available for supplies & expenses, campus recharge for space/facilities usage or NRS Reserve charges, and mileage reimbursement or other travel expenses directly related to the research.

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.

One award of $1,000 to assist a student who enrolls in an unpaid environmental internship.

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