The Environmental Science Master of Science Program is an innovative interdisciplinary program within the School of Natural Sciences offering training in science and technology in the context of environmental policy. We prepare students for careers in applied scientific research, environmental resource management, environmental consulting, industry, non-profit organizations, environmental education, and further education in doctoral programs.

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California Transportation Commission awards TAMC $10.3 million to begin building FORTAG

School of Natural Sciences professor, Dr. Fred Watson, along with Liberal Studies professor, Dr. Scott Waltz, have been working hard to turn their dreams of connecting campus and nearby seaside communities to Fort Ord National Monument a reality. Last week, the California Transportation Commission awarded TAMC $10.3 million to build the first segment of the trail, along Highway 218 in Del Rey Oaks.

CWSP Alumnus currently serving as a Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA

Dr. AJ Purdy, an alumnus of the Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy master's program (CWSP; now known as ENSCI), is currently serving as a Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group.

AMWS Alumna involved in recent mark and recapture study of California tiger salamanders

Amelia Olson, an alumna of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science (AMWS) graduate program, has been immersing herself in the environmental consulting realm since completing her master's degree.

Dr. John Olson featured on CBC Radio

School of Natural Sciences Assistant Professor, Dr. John. Olson, was recently featured on CBC radio discussing the findings from his published research on Predicting the combined effects of land use and climate change on river and stream salinity.

AMWS Graduate Student Defends Thesis

Jake Cline, current Applied Marine and Watershed Science student, recently defended his thesis during the School of Natural Sciences Weekly Seminar Series. His thesis research focused on examining gene expression and metabolic enzyme activities in juvenile blue rockfish under simulated ocean acidification (OA) and hypoxia.

New Research Finds Human Impact is Leading to Higher Salinity Levels in Freshwater Resources

SEASIDE, Ca., December 14, 2018 – A study conducted by California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) School of Natural Sciences assistant professor John Olson has found that the combined effects of land use and climate change are resulting in increased salinity levels in rivers and streams, further highlighting an emerging threat to freshwater resources, biodiversity and ecosystem functions across the United States.

AMWS Graduate Students Receive Best Research Poster Award at GIS Day

Jessie Doyle and Arev Markarian, current Applied Marine and Watershed Science graduate students, recently received an award for ‘Best Research Poster’ at Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day. GIS Day is an annual event that invites GIS users from the local community to share their work, collaborate, and network.

Monterey Herald features Professor Doug Smith and masters student Joey Klein

School of Natural Sciences Professor, Doug Smith, and CSU Monterey Bay masters student, Joey Klein, were recently featured in the Monterey Herald. The articled reviewed their recent surveying trip at the Carmel River and the environmental response to the November 2015 removal of the San Clemente dam. To read more about their research, check out the article on the Monterey Herald website.

AMWS Alumni currently serves as a California State Sea Grant Fellow at the Coastal Conservancy

Carrie Boyle, a recent graduate of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science master’s program at CSUMB (now known as ENSCI), has spent the past year serving as a California State Sea Grant Fellow at the Coastal Conservancy.

AMWS Alumni tackles Climate Science at the South Pole

Cherisa Friedlander, a recent graduate of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science master’s program (now known as ENSCI), has been on quite the adventure since graduation. Directly following commencement, she embarked on a 13-month assignment at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.

Graduate student recounts her effort to remove marine debris from California’s Channel Islands

Michaela Miller, 2nd year graduate student in the Applied Marine and Watershed Science (AMWS) master’s program, is working hard to combat marine debris on California's Channel Islands as part of her Professional Science Master’s (PSM) project.

SNS Alumna featured as a Face of Yuba Water Agency

Kaitlyn Chow, alumna of the ESTP and AMWS programs at CSUMB, now serves as a hydrographer for Yuba Water Agency in Marysville, CA.