University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate Degrees in Environmental Sciences


Awareness of the importance of preserving and/or restoring environmental quality has pervaded all aspects of the public and private sectors, both at the local and international levels. The Environmental Sciences program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in business, industry, or government; or to pursue graduate studies in environmentally-related science, law, public health, or business. The curriculum provides a broad scope of instruction which enables students to explore various disciplines and professions involved with environmental issues. Both B.S. and B.A. degrees are offered, as well as a minor in Environmental Sciences. All majors must complete a set of core requirements, which are courses that provide a basic understanding of the physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as their application to environmental processes and issues. In addition, students must select a curriculum option and complete the specified required and elective courses for that option.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Environmental Sciences
Geology 2460

Tel: (951) 827-5116
Fax: (951) 827-4652