The Division of Science & Environmental Policy (SEP) is the administrative home for an array of academic degree programs, research laboratories, and community outreach programs.

Degree Programs

Bachelor’s degrees

B.S. in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy

  • Concentration in Watershed Systems
  • Concentration in Applied Ecology
  • Concentration in Natural Resources

B.A. in Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Education
  • Science for Sustainable Communities

B.S. in Biology

  • Concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
  • Concentration in Molecular Biology
  • Concentration in Teacher Preparation

B.S. in Marine Science

Master’s degree

M.S. in Applied Marine & Watershed Science


Minor in Environmental Science
Minor in Environmental Studies
Minor in Chemistry
Minor in Biology
Minor in Environmental Health Policy

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Field Notes ~ April 2015

ESTP and ENSTU students in John Silveus’ BIO 230: Environmental Biology class learn ecological sampling techniques in the rocky intertidal of Carmel Point in conjunction with the local chapter of the LiMPETS program. Students use the experience as background for a project involving mining data from a long term data set of species diversity in the rocky intertidal along the California coast. Students form hypotheses regarding environmental factors and interspecies interactions, graph and analyze the data, and prepare a report of their findings.

Past field notes