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

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2016 Annual Newsletter

Our 2016 newsletter has arrived. Please take a look!

2016 Capstone Festival

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library, Room 1180
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Field Notes

May 2016

Kangaroo Rat
Past Field Notes

Students in Dr. Jenny Duggan’s BIO 364: Mammology class learn about the evolution and ecology of the diverse mammals found throughout the world. This semester, they conducted the first surveys of small mammals on newly established monitoring sites at the UC Fort Ord Natural Reserve. Students learned how to capture, handle, and identify local species of mice and kangaroo rats. The data they collected will be used to examine how small mammal communities change where grasslands are converted to shrub lands in California. If students in other classes visiting the reserve can implement the same methodology as efficiently as the students in Mammalogy, this new monitoring program will be expanded to include sites on other UC Nature Reserves.

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

Contact SEP

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Fax: (831) 582-4122

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