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What will I learn?

The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop an understanding of living and non-living earth processes and how they affect and are affected by the human population. Courses in biology, earth sciences and history provide a foundation in the functioning of living systems including population growth, ecology, and toxicology; geologic processes including energy resources, geologic hazards, and pollution; and human attitudes towards nature including historical perspective and context for our current situation.

Through these courses students will gain a better understanding of how humans are intimately connected with the environment and how human activities impact and are impacted by the environment.

An understanding of environmental matters is essential in today’s world. Careers in natural resources, land use planning, business, energy, waste management, pollution control, law and environmental administration all require knowledge of environmental issues and the functioning of ecosystems. Career opportunities may require more discipline-specific studies in biology, geology or political science.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how human activities impact the environment and how the environment impacts human society over time.
  • Explain the interconnections among the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
  • Apply critical thinking to establish connections and evaluate the extent to which human activities degrade, protect, or rehabilitate environmental health.

Which department am I in?

Santa Barbara City College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$9,192.00 per year
Fall and Spring: USD $383 per unit for two semesters (12 units); Summer: USD $1,532 (4 units @ USD $383 per unit) 
Application deadline

1 November 2022, 15 June 2023

Start date

23 January 2023

Venue

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive,

SANTA BARBARA,

California,

93109, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$9,192.00 per year
Fall and Spring: USD $383 per unit for two semesters (12 units); Summer: USD $1,532 (4 units @ USD $383 per unit) 
Application deadline

1 November 2022, 15 June 2023

Start date

23 January 2023

Venue

Schott Campus

310 W. Padre Street,

SANTA BARBARA,

California,

93105, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduates of high schools or equivalent are eligible for admission, with the equivalent of a GPA of 2.0 or better. Students must be 18 years or older by the start of the semester without restrictions.

For international students

Graduates of high schools or equivalent are eligible for admission, with the equivalent of a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Students must be 18 years or older by the start of the semester without restrictions.

English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 450, CBT 160, IBT 60; iTEP: 3.0; IELTS: 5.5; IGCSE: C; GTEC CBT: 1030; Pearson Test of English: 45; PTE Academic: 44; STEP-Eiken: Grade Pre-1.

Application deadlines: Fall Semester: June 15; Spring Semester: November 1; Summer Session: May 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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