B.S. in Environmental Science



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 Dieckmann.

Environment Course Schedule 2023-24

Fall 2023
M30Environmental Literature and CultureNoLD elective
140Foundations of Environmental Policy and Regulation (Boyd)RequiredElective (enrollment after orientation)
155 Energy and Society in a Time of Climate Change (Pincetl)Social/Hum ElectiveElective
163Business and the Natural Environment (Delmas)Social/Hum ElectiveElective
166Leadership in Water Management (Escriva-Bou)Social/Hum Elective Elective
180 APracticum in Environmental Science (Garrison)Required (seniors) N/A
185A Sustainability Talks Sustainability Talks N/A
Winter 2024
10Introduction to Environmental Science (Garrison/McKinnon)RequiredLD Elective
M153Introduction to Sustainable Architecture and Community Planning (Wells)Social/Hum ElectiveElective
C159Life Cycle Assessment (Rajagopal)Social/Hum ElectiveElective

Environmental Justice Through Multiple Lenses (Montgomery)Social/Hum ElectiveElective
175Programming with Big Environmental Datasets (Barreca) also in springRequired Elective
180BPracticum in Environmental Science Required (seniors)N/A
185B/CSustainability Action Research/Leaders N/AElective
Spring 2024
150Environmental Journalism, Science Communications, and New Media (J. Christensen)Social/Hum ElectiveElective
157 Energy, Environment, and Development  (D. Rajagopal)Social/Hum ElectiveElective
175 Programming with Big Environmental Datasets (A. Barreca)
also in winter
180C Practicum in Environmental ScienceRequired (seniors) 
TBDElective TBDSocial/Hum ElectiveElective
185/CSustainability Action Research Leaders Elective
188A-1Special Courses: Urban Ecology (Kleinhesselink)Social/HumElective
188A-2Special Courses:  Faith & Environment (Sexton)Social/HumElective

Schedule Counseling Appointment

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 rdieckmann@ioes.ucla.edu.

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.

Join undergraduate advising mailing list

Create an account and join IoES “undergraduate advising.” Includes important messages for undergraduate students on courses, events on and off campus, internship and job opportunities, research and lab opportunities, volunteering, campus clubs, alumni, study abroad, and more!

Note: 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.

Join our Facebook group

Join the Environmental Science Facebook group exclusively for current students, alumni, and faculty!

Join our LinkedIn Group

Join the IoES LinkedIn group and network with alumni, faculty, and others in the environmental fields.