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Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Minor is open to students from all majors and colleges at UC San Diego. It offers a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the environmental aspects of any field of study.  Scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and business leaders alike will be challenged to find solutions to problems such as global warming, energy use, and the decline in natural ecosystems and biodiversity. Additionally, educators at every level will be called upon to inform their students about how environmental issues affect our lives and how we can make our lifestyles more sustainable.

Spring 20 Advising Schedule

Due to COVID-19, all advising for the Environmental Studies minor is being offered remotely.  Please use the College Minor VAC to send your advising questions to the Environmental Studies advisor.  We will respond within 1-2 business days.

We are not currently hosting Zoom appointments but are happy to assist you through the College Minor VAC

Announcement - P/NP Policy for Spring 20

  • The Environmental Studies Minor currently accepts two courses as P/NP for the minor.
  • Any courses taken SP20 for the minor as P/NP will NOT factor towards this limit.
  • This exception applies to SP20 courses only.
  • The deadline to change the grading option for SP20 has been extended to Friday of Finals Week, June 12th.

Please note:

  • If students are taking courses for the minor SP20 as P/NP that overlap with their major, they must consult with their major department about the P/NP policies for SP20 for the major.  (A maximum of 2 UD courses or 8 UD unit are allowed to overlap between a student's major and minor.)


The Environmental Studies Minor is housed at John Muir College and has its main office in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (H&SS) Room 2126.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, the Environmental Studies Office is closed. Advising is being offered remotely through the College Minor VAC.

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