Facts and Figures

Our Program Highlights

The Environmental Studies Program at UCSB was established in 1970 and is recognized as one of the first undergraduate environmental studies programs in the world.  Below are just a few examples and highlights of what makes studying environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara so special:

7,250+ Alumni

1,100+ Current Students

 

 

 

 

Graduated over 7,000 alumni, making it one of North America's largest and most successful programs. Currently home to 1,100+ students majoring in one of three undergraduate degrees:  B.A. in Environmental Studies, B.S. in Environmental Studies, B.S. in Hydrologic Sciences

Est.1970

The Environmental Studies Program at UCSB was established in 1970 and is recognized as one of the first undergraduate environmental studies programs in the world.

$8000

in Scholarships

 

Award approximately $8,000 annually in combined scholarship monies to ES Program students

“Double Platinum” LEED rating

Greenest Lab

Housed in Bren Hall, considered the greenest laboratory building in the UC system and the first in the United States to receive a “double platinum” LEED rating

2 Distinguished Endowed Chairs

The Schuyler Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies

(held by Prof. Carla D’Antonio)


The Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Policy

(held by Prof. David Pellow)

 

#2 Ranking in Research

Faculty contributed to UCSB’s #2 international ranking for research cited in the field of Environment and Ecology (1998-2008)

Source: Reuter’ s Essential Science Indicators

25 

Different countries 

In 2018-19 sent 81 majors to study abroad in 25 different countries through the UC Education Abroad Program. Another 50+ students participated in environmental field studies programs on six different continents.

23 students

to the United Nations

Sent 23 students as observers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen who then incorporated their experiences into a campus wide conference titled “Our Planet, our Problem: Approaches to a Climate Solution”

Dr. David Cleveland

ES Professor David Cleveland was selected as the inaugural UCSB Sustainability Champion