Description of the major at the ESS website:


Environmental Science and Policy at UC Irvine:

  • Scientific, socioeconomic, and policy aspects of environmental problems
  • Graduates are prepared for careers in government, non-profit, and private industry that involve both science and policy
  • Classes in local and global environmental issues, sustainability, and climate change
  • Study abroad opportunities

(Env Sci & Policy degree requirements)


Typical program of study:
Year One - General Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Stats, Writing and Gen Ed.
Year Two - ESS Core, Data Analysis, Social Sciences electives, Gen Ed.
Year Three -  Electives, Field Methods, Sustainability, Gen Ed.
Year Four - Electives (including social science and planning, policy and design), Gen Ed., Upper-division writing, (Research)


(ESS Research Opportunities)

(ESS specific careers)

(How to get involved in research)

(Career info)