2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Environmental Science and Management, B.S.

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Our Bachelor of Science degree program explores the interactions between the biological and physical world, human institutions, and human behavior. You’ll choose one of five concentrations that will allow you to discover the intricate balance of people and nature through multiple disciplines.

Graduates should find work with state, federal, and local governments, nonprofit conservation organizations, private sector consulting firms (particularly those dealing with environmental impact analysis, environmental planning, wetlands delineation, environmental restoration, geospatial applications in natural resources, energy technology and planning, and natural resource management), or go on to professional and graduate schools to study ecology, environmental law, environmental planning, human dimensions of natural resources, outdoor recreation management, geospatial science,  natural resources management, wilderness management, public administration, or environmental policy.

High school students need strong academic preparation in math, writing, and the sciences.

Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120 units. Students must fulfill General Education & All-University Requirements , residency, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

Requirements for the Major (76-82 Units)

Students must complete all courses in the major with a grade of C- or better.

Environmental Science & Management Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to apply science to understanding ecosystems and natural resources.
  2. Students will understand the policy and socio-cultural implications of environmental issues.
  3. Students will be able to analyze human impacts on the physical, biological, and/or cultural world, and propose appropriate management strategies.
  4. Students will be able to seek out original and secondary sources of information necessary to understand complex environmental issues.
  5. Students will be able to communicate with the public and professionals concerning the environmental sciences.
  6. Students will be able to use critical thinking skills and apply measurable criteria to evaluate contemporary environmental decision-making.

Associated Faculty & Advisors

Natalie Arroyo, Gillian Black, Craig Benson, Kerry Byrne, Jeff Dunk, Yvonne Everett, Kevin Fingerman, James Graham, Jennifer Kalt, Rhiannon Lewis-Stephenson, Buddhika Madurapperuma, Nick Malloy, Jennifer Marlow, Steven Martin, Judith Mayer, Jack Murphy, Alison O’Dowd, Jennifer Ortega, Laurie Richmond, Amy Rock, Roxann Schroeder, Jennifer Tarlton, William Trush, Julie Van Sickle, Casey Vaughn, Tashina Welliver

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