The Environmental Studies transfer and non-transfer
programs draw on a multi-disciplinary curriculum that
emphasizes the impact of human civilizations on environmental
systems. The disciplines represented draw from the physical, life
and social sciences as well as the humanities. Environmental
science is largely issues-based and relies heavily on the critical
thinking skills necessary to understand contemporary issues and
propose meaningful solutions to complex problems. Successful
completion of the degree requirements entails a broad scientific
background, which provides a foundation for continued
academic and career success.
Intro and Overview
Environmental careers are some of the fastest growing throughout California and the United States, in general. The field of Environmental Studies is highly interdisciplinary, and encompasses many different career paths. As environmental degradation and new technologies increase, so too will the demand for highly-trained environmental professionals.
The opportunities in the Environmental Sciences are highly varied. Students can pursue careers ranging from field biology to environmental law, from laboratory science to environmental advocacy. The courses offered at Mt. San Jacinto attempt to capture that variety and introduce students to the entire spectrum of opportunites available to them as environmental professionals.