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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.


  • SNS Graduate Students Reflect on Professional Science Internships Prior to Graduation

    The Environmental Science Master’s program (ENSCI, formerly known as Applied Marine and Watershed Science) is gearing up to send off another set of graduates this Friday! To prepare for a career in science, many ENSCI graduate students choose to pursue the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) track. We recently touched base with three soon-to-be graduates to learn more about how their PSM internships have helped shaped them into experienced professionals.

  • SNS Assistant Professor plays key role in securing Cal Fire grant

    SNS Assistant Professor, Dr. John Olson, played a key role in securing a $227,591 grant awarded to CSUMB's University Corporation at Monterey Bay. The grant will cover San Benito and Monterey County’s fire prevention planning and mapping. In addition, it will provide CSUMB students with internship opportunities at Cal Fire to conduct landscape analysis.

  • SNS Associate Professor appointed to the AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

    SNS associate professor Dr. Corey Garza was appointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The committee promotes diversity and respect by facilitating organizational practices outlined in the AGU Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

  • SNS Assistant Professor Publishes Article in Global Ecology and Biogeography

    Dr. Eric Crandall, SNS Assistant Professor, recently published a scientific paper in Global Ecology and Biogeography titled "The molecular biogeography of the Indo‐Pacific: Testing hypotheses with multispecies genetic patterns".

  • Pathway to Success: SNS Graduate Students Secure Fellowships with California Sea Grant

    The School of Natural Sciences (SNS) has been home to an in-house graduate program since 2006. Originally debuted as Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy (CWSP), the program changed names in 2013 to Applied Marine and Watershed Science (AMWS). Now known as Environmental Science (ENSCI), this program has prepared numerous graduate alumni for success in the California Sea Grant State Fellows Program.

  • SNS Adjunct Faculty Awarded 'Best Paper' by Remote Sensing

    SNS Adjunct Faculty member and NASA ARC-CREST Senior Scientist, Vince Ambrosia, was recently awarded 'Best Paper' by the peer-reviewed scientific journal Remote Sensing. The article, titled "Considerations for the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Remote Sensing and Scientific Research”, discusses the advantages of repurposing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for use in the science research sector. Co-authored by Adam Watts (Desert Research Institute) and Everett Hinkley (USFS), this paper examines the current regulations that affect UAS operations with the intent to inform the scientific community of this advancing technology.