The Environmental Studies minor encourages non-majors to pursue their interests in the environment, environmental education and sustainability. It formally recognizes that this program has an obligation to provide high quality educational opportunities to all CSUMB students who want a deeper understanding of sustainability in order to make informed contributions to their community on environmental issues.

The Environmental Studies minor provides you with an opportunity to explore your particular interests in the social dimensions of environmental issues and environmental problem solving.

Virtually all human activities have environmental impacts, both positive and negative. The Environmental Studies minor provides you with the ability to use the disciplinary knowledge and skills of your major to promote sustainabilty-focused values and practices.

Required Courses

Select 12 units from the following:

  • ENSTU 300: Critical Thinking & Communication in Environmental Studies (4 units)
  • ENSTU 309: Science and Policy of Global Change (4 units)
  • ENSTU 349S: Environmental Interpretation and Outreach (5 units)
  • ENSTU 369S: Com-Based Watershed Restor SL (5 units)
  • ENSTU 375: Sustainability Systems (4 units)
  • ENSTU 376: Infrastructure Systems: Past, Present and Future (4 units)
  • ENSTU 384: Social & Ecological Justice (3 units)
  • ENSTU 384S: Social and Ecol Justice (2 units)
  • ENSTU 387: Water Resource Assess/Law/Poli (4 units)
  • ENSTU 395: Special Topics (1-4 units)
  • Any other upper-division ENSTU course as offered

Learning Outcome

Analysis of Environmental Issues & Decision Making

Students analyze the relationships between the environment and human social, economic and/or political activities and evaluate the effectiveness and/or equitability of alternative decisions, policies or actions intended to promote social and environmental sustainability.