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:

7,500+ Alumni

1,100+ Current Students

 

 

 

 

Graduated over 7,500 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.

$15,000+

in Scholarships

 

Award approximately $15,000 annually in combined scholarship money to Environmental Studies students.

“Triple 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 “triple platinum” LEED rating

25 

Different countries 

In 2019-2020 sent 104 majors abroad in 25 different countries through the UC Education Abroad Program. In 2018-2019, Environmental Studies sent over 80 students across the globe as well and another 50+ participated in environmental field studies programs on six different continents.

900+ publications

To date Environmental Studies faculty have produced over 900 publications since the start of the program!

2 Distinguished Endowed Chairs

The Schuyler Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies

(held by Professor Carla D’Antonio)


The Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Policy

(held by Professor David Pellow)

2 Champions of Sustainability

Recognition given by UCSB Campus Sustainability to Professor Emeritus David Cleveland (2010) and Associate Professor Simone Pulver (2019)