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Science-based knowledge and practical solutions to our environmental challenges are at the heart of our program. With the support of faculty and opportunities to do field research in Humboldt State’s ecologically diverse region, you’ll explore the relationships between people and the natural world.

Program Overview

Our Bachelor of Science degree program explores the interactions between the biological and physical world, human institutions, and human behavior. You’ll choose one of six concentrations that will allow you to discover the intricate balance of people and nature through multiple disciplines.


Ecological Restoration
Environmental Education & Interpretation
Environmental Planning & Policy
Energy & Climate
Geospatial Science

Concentration Descriptions »



Ecological Restoration
Environmental Education & Interpretation
Environmental Planning
Environmental Policy
Geospatial Analysis
Natural Resource Recreation
Natural Resources

Minor Requirements » 


Featured Alumni Profile

Andrew Dobbs, 2018

Peace Officer - Ranger, California State Parks

As a Ranger in Santa Cruz County, I work in a very diverse area. Being a State Park Ranger is unique in that I do everything from interpretation and maintenance to performing arrests and medical rescues. It is an exciting career with a lot of opportunities to work anywhere in the state.

Career Options

Our graduates are known throughout the country for being highly prepared for the job market and have gone on to pursue a variety of careers.

Here are a few examples of possible career fields.

Coastal Program Analyst
Energy Analyst
Environmental Analyst
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Scientist
Geospatial Analyst

Habitat Restoration Specialist
Natural Resource Specialist
Park Naturalist or Ranger
Project Planning:
  City/County Planner
  Environmental Planner
  Recreational Planner