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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

Garrett Costello, 2014

Watershed Recreation Coordinator, Todd Sloat Biological Consulting

Stream & meadow restoration design & construction. Developing a regional recreation strategy. Started a kayak and canoe rental business. Grant writing, project mgt.

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