Winter Storm Information 

UCSB is monitoring developments related to current storm events and potential impacts to our community members. For students who are still returning to campus, we encourage you to check the CalTrans website for up-to-date road information, and plan your route accordingly. Amtrak has resumed rail service through Santa Barbara County, and the Condor Express and Island Packers are providing ferry service between Ventura and Santa Barbara.

The University will also be running shuttles to and from the Goleta Amtrak station and the harbor ferry. Shuttle times will be posted at UCSB has made funds available to reimburse the cost of daily commutes by train or ferry rides or short-term accommodations until the highway is reopened for faculty, staff and students. More information can be found on the Chancellor's letter to campus (available here.)


About Environmental Studies at UCSB

Established in 1970, The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation, and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world.

With over 6,000 alumni, our graduates can be found holding leadership positions, nationally and internationally, in government, industry, law, and dozens of other fields. We pioneered an interdisciplinary educational model that is now widely adapted by other institutions around the globe. We combine a rigorous classroom experience with practical skills training.

Our mission is to train leaders, develop new knowledge, and devise solutions that will restore and sustain the health of our planet. Click here to learn more about the Environmental Studies Program.

Environmental Studies' annual newsletter, ES News, is now available! Read up on our two new faculty, Mel Manalis' retirement and more! Click here view this year's issue!

The Environmental Studies Program would like to give a huge congratulation to the Class of 2017! With over 300 graduates, 2017 marks the largest graduating class in the history of the Environmental Studies Program! Since 1970, the Environmental Studies Program has graduated 6,632 students! 

Tomorrow's leaders must possess the scholarly background and intellectual skills necessary to understand complex environmental problems and formulate decisions that environmentally sound.  Our educational process is highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon the diversity of environmentally related departments and disciplines throughout UC Santa Barbara.

Begining in the fall of 2019, the ES Program will hold events throughout the academic year to celebrate 50 years since the program first began (1970-2020). The celebrations will culminate to the Environmental Studies' 50th Anniversary Celebration in the spring of 2020. The ES Program has created a fund specifically for the 50th Anniversary. To learn more on how to support, please click here.

Environmental Studies News

One award of $1,000 to be used toward the cost of a student’s participation in an environmental field study in the area of wildlife management or environmental conservation.

This award is intended to provide a scholarship to qualified UCSB Environmental Studies or Hydrologic Sciences majors to significantly diminish the costs of participation in an environmental field study in the area of wildlife management or environmental conservation. Eligible field study programs must be offered through an accredited academic organization such as, but not limited to, The Wildlands Studies Program, The School for Field Studies, Sierra Institute, or The Wild Rockies Field Institute. The recipient is expected to apply the credit earned towards their major and/or graduation requirements. For more information CLICK HERE

One award of $1,000 to assist a student who enrolls in an unpaid environmental internship. The purpose of this scholarship is to lessen the financial burden on students so that they may pursue an unpaid internship and gain valuable hands-on learning experience in the environmental field of their choice. For more information CLICK HERE

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