The Environmental Studies Program at California State University San Marcos provides
a collaborative setting for faculty, students, and community partners to study environmental
and land-use issues. The degree includes introductory training in physical sciences,
life sciences, social sciences, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental
policy and law, land-use planning, environmental ethics, research methods, and environmental
arts and humanities.
- The multidisciplinary core of the degree comprises four general areas:
- Life and Physical Sciences provides the scientific background for the major, consisting
of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, and geomorphology.
- Social Sciences and Policy exposes students to institutional and legal frameworks
of environmental policy, and to processes by which policy is established.
- Research Methods prepares students with the tools – GIS, and research methods – necessary
for applied work in the professional arena, and also for graduate studies.
- Environmental Arts and Humanities encourages students to think critically, ethically,
and aesthetically about the environment.
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS)