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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies, M.S.

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(36 UNITS)​​​​​​​

The Master of Science in Environmental Studies offers interdisciplinary breadth to students in preparation for careers as environmental professionals. Students have access to faculty expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, social and behavioral sciences, business and economics, the arts and humanities.

Admission to Graduate Standing - Conditionally Classified

Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, the program requires a grade-point average of 3.0 in the last 60 units of coursework attempted.

Because the program accepts students as a cohort, the size of the cohort will limit the number of applicants accepted.

Applicants’ completion of courses in ecology, environmental engineering, natural sciences, and/or quantitative methods is helpful but not required. Students lacking foundational coursework may be admitted provisionally and can work with the Environmental Studies graduate adviser to take foundational courses on their own.

Graduate Standing - Classified

After completing no more than 13 semester units of adviser approved coursework and developing an approved study plan, a student will be granted classified standing.

Degree Requirements


* Topics: Environmental Impact Assessment or Environmental Planning

Culminating Experience (0-3units)

Students may only register for the course once. If the project or thesis is not completed within the semester enrolled, a grade of RP will be assigned for the course until a letter grade can be assigned.

Additional Information

For further information, consult the graduate program coordinator or graduate adviser, using the contact information on the Environmental Studies program website.

Total (36 units)

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