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Environmental Studies

California State University Monterey Bay

48 months
5742 USD/year
5742 USD/year
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The Environmental Studies major offered by the California State University Monterey provides students with a broad foundation in the environmental sciences, social sciences, environmental economics and policy, environmental history and communication. It also provides students with local, regional and global perspectives on current environmental issues and problems.


Environmental Studies graduates from the California State University Monterey are able to think broadly on local, regional and global levels, understand and synthesize information from multiple disciplines and perspectives, communicate effectively and ethically, and to use their knowledge and skills to promote sustainable, equitable and healthy human and non-human communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Environmental Studies graduates will critically evaluate the balance involving multiple economic, social, and ecological stakeholder perspectives through written communication.
  • Environmental Studies graduates will practice civic engagement and reflect on their intercultural experiences in the promotion of sustainability and social justice across diverse communities.
  • Environmental Studies graduates utilize scientific literacy, information literacy, technological tools and quantitative reasoning to translate environmental concepts to diverse audiences at local, regional, and global scales using oral communication.
  • Environmental Studies graduates will demonstrate knowledge at a level appropriate for future professions and graduate school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Intro to Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Critical Thinking & Communication in Environmental Studies
  • Research Methods for Environmental Studies
  • Enviro Thought & Practice
  • Capstone Integration Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • You must be a high school graduate
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT and have an Eligibility Index of at least 2950 using SAT or 694 using ACT, nonresidents must have 3570 based on the SAT or 842 using ACT
  • Have completed the A-G requirements with grades of C or better
  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

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1100 - 1600 USD /month
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