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Students in the Department of Applied Environmental Science (AES) can earn degrees in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy (BS), Environmental Studies (BA) and Environmental Science (MS).

Our students are prepared for rewarding careers after being directly immersed in environmental projects in our local communities. Throughout their studies, students gain marketable technical and soft skills in fields from environmental resource assessment and management to environmental outreach and sustainability. Our graduates have successfully pursued careers in their fields in Monterey County, across California and beyond. Our faculty provide research and community engagement opportunities for students in watershed science, applied ecology and wildlife biology, environmental education, sustainability, and advanced geospatial technologies.

Applied Environmental Science News

  • Forever an Otter: Honoring the Life of Katie Lannon

    On the evening of January 14th 2020, CSUMB’s otter raft lost a valuable member, Katie Lannon. Katie was an alumna of the CSUMB science community, earning her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy (ESTP) in 2009.

  • Full Circle Journey: U.S. Army officer who closed Fort Ord now a CSUMB professor

    Assistant Professor John Olson first arrived at the soon-to-be California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus in the summer of 1991 as a U.S. Army Captain, at a time when the “campus” had a much different purpose. Olson has had the unique privilege of leading both the young soldiers stationed at Fort Ord in the early 1990s and teaching CSUMB students in the Department of Applied Environmental Science in 2019.

  • ENSTU Assistant Professor Publishes Three Research Papers on Contributions to Environmental Education

    Three recently published research papers by CSUMB assistant professor Dr. Victoria Derr highlights the latest contributions to environmental education. These papers are a reflection of Derr’s mission to advocate for diversity in environmental education.

  • Environmental Science Graduate Student Research

    The Environmental Science Master of Science Program is an innovative interdisciplinary program within the Department of Applied Environmental Science offering training in science and technology in the context of environmental policy. We recently touched base with two Environmental Science thesis students to learn more about their applied scientific research.

Applied Environmental Science

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