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
Similar to the Service Learning Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, several CSU’s across the state have been diligently working with city officials to develop service projects that meet the unique needs of surrounding communities. CSUMB’s Sustainable City Year Program was recently featured in an article that highlighted these programs across the CSU System
Alexandra Thomsen, a graduate student in the Environmental Science master's program, was recently selected to receive the Provost's Graduate Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.
Ana Gonzalez, CSUMB’s new Associated Students (AS) president, never thought college was a possibility growing up. She grew up in a town in Mexico, just south of San Diego, in a family where no one had earned a college degree before. Her mother, however, dreamed of her two daughters being educated and living in the United States. Gonzalez has made the most of the opportunity. She will graduate this spring with a degree in environmental studies and a minor in Chicanx studies.
Return of the Natives (RON) is a community and school based environmental education program dedicated to involving K-college students and the community in native habitat restoration in Monterey County, California. Their mission is to bring nature closer to people, and people closer to nature through hands-on experiences in community based habitat restoration and environmental education.