Current Students

The Environmental Science B.S. curriculum was revised Fall Quarter 2018. All incoming freshmen from fall 2018 onward will follow this program. If you are unsure which program to follow or would like an assessment, please make an appointment with Royce.

Environment Course Schedule  2022-23

FALL 2022CourseMajorEnviron Systems & Society Minor
140Foundations of Environmental Policy and RegulationRequired`Elective; 2nd pass
M147Critical Analysis of Strategies toward Environmental JusticeSocial/Hum ElectiveElective
155  (New!)Energy and Society in a Time of Climate Change: Moving Toward a Just TransitionSocial/Hum ElectiveElective
166Leadership in Water ManagementSocial/Hum ElectiveElective
185ASustainability TalksSustainability Talks 
180 APracticum in Environmental ScienceRequired (seniors) 
WINTER 2023CourseMajorEnviron Systems & Society Minor
10Introduction to Environmental ScienceRequiredLD Elective
M153Introduction to Sustainable Architecture and Community PlanningSocial/Hum ElectiveElective
M167Environmental Justice through Multiple LensesSocial/Hum ElectiveElective


(also in Spring!)

Programming with Big Environmental DatasetsRequired (Life/Phys)Elective
180BPracticum in Environmental ScienceRequired (seniors) 
185BSustainability Action Research Elective
185CSustainability Action Research Leaders Elective
SPRING 2023CourseMajorEnviron Systems & Society Minor
150Environmental Journalism, Science Communications, and New Media (J. Christensen)Social/Hum ElectiveElective



Energy, Environment, and Development  (D. Rajagopal)Social/Hum ElectiveElective


(also in Winter!)

Programming with Big Environmental Datasets (A. Barreca)Required (Life/Phys)Elective
180C Practicum in Environmental ScienceRequired (seniors) 
185BSustainability Action Research Elective
185CSustainability Action Research Leaders Elective
188A-1Special Courses: Race, Nature, and the City (A. Montgomery)Social/HumElective
188A-2Special Courses:  Geoengineering and Human Rights (P. Sasnal)Social/HumElective

Student Handbook

Our student handbook is a comprehensive, downloadable book to help you go from matriculation to graduation. It includes information about prep courses, major courses, the Senior Practicum, and all our minor/concentrations. In addition, we’ve included some advice about how to get into research, find internships, volunteer and study abroad opportunities; and getting involved on- and off-campus in environmental challenges.

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NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation all appointments will be remote.

When you make an appointment on Calendly don’t forget to include your phone number. 

You will receive a call at the appointment time. You may also reach IoES academic counseling at 310-206-9193.  To cancel an appointment, send an email to

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To join, simply create an account and join IoES “undergraduate advising.” Messages include useful information for undergrads and alumni alike, including information on courses, invitations to events on and off campus, internship and job opportunities, research and lab opportunities, volunteering, campus clubs, study abroad, and more!

If you’re already a Piazza user from one of your courses, you need only join the “class” to start getting messages. Piazza, allows you to tailor how often you receive email messages (we recommend the daily digest delivery), and keeps a complete, searchable archive of all messages that you can access on any device via the Piazza website.

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Join the Environmental Science Facebook group exclusively for current students, alumni, and faculty! Keep in touch with classmates, network with alumni, and post useful and interesting messages for your peers.

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Join the IoES LinkedIn group and network with alumni, faculty, and others in the environmental fields. It might help you get your next job!