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CSUF's Environmental Studies Program (ENST) opened its doors in the late 1960s and is still going strong today.
It is an academically diverse inter-disciplinary graduate program, offering breadth and flexibility for students wishing to obtain a Master of Science in Environmental Studies. Most classes are at 4 or 7pm, so you can work full-time while also attaining an advanced degree in a field with growing job prospects. 

Rather than conforming to a rigidly-defined curriculum, students are encouraged to craft a graduate study plan that meets the core requirements of the ENST Program and allows them to pursue courses in other departments that suit their own vocational and intellectual goals.

Recent graduates work in air quality management, endangered species protection, ecotourism, environmental education, environmental activism, forestry, museum administration, public administration, water quality management, and wetlands restoration.

The program draws on excellent instructors and mentors from an array of departments - anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, ethnic studies, geography, geology, history, liberal studies, public health, political science, sociology, and more -- as well as highly trained environmental professionals.

Our small class size and cohort structure create a community of diverse learners, together addressing the challenges of global sustainability. 



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Contact Us







Kim Bette 

Program Secretary
Tel: (657) 278-3162
Office: H-424

prof Elaine


Elaine Lewinnek, Ph.D.

Chair of Environmental Studies Program
Professor of American Studies
Tel.: 657-278-3860
Office: GH-412

Nicole Seymour


Nicole Seymour, Ph.D. 

Graduate Advisor
Associate Professor of English
Email:  Office: GH-440