student research teams aim to bring island nations blue prosperity

B.S. in Environmental Science

A diverse, immersive experience

Community, real-world practice and a diverse education—these are cornerstones of our bachelor’s degree in environmental science. As jobs in sustainability boom, we prepare students to take on all aspects of the world's complex environmental issues.

Senior Practicum

The Senior Practicum is a year-long capstone program for all IoES Environmental Science majors and one of the best environmental science and policy educational experiences in the world.

Sonobe holding her graduation cap and gown in UCLA’s Dickson Plaza
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Danielle Sonobe, B.S. 2023

Graduating from UCLA in 2023, Danielle Sonobe became the first person in her family to receive a college degree. Shortly after, she was accepted into NASA's DEVELOP Spring 2024 Program, which leverages Earth observation data to tackle environmental challenges. Danielle's team assesses thermal stress impacts on coastal Hawaiian fishponds (loko i’a) using satellite observations — in collaboration with science advisors at NASA JPL, Hawaiian nonprofit Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Transferring from Las Positas College, Danielle earned a B.S. in Environmental Science, with a minor in Geospatial Information Systems & Technologies and concentration in Earth & Environmental Science at UCLA.

“I learned how to manage a team, go through revisions on a scientific paper and really create a professional working product”

Shannon Walker

B.S. 2011

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