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Environmental Science

The Master in Science in Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Natural and Behavioral Science (NBS). The mission of the program is to prepare the leaders, thinkers and planners necessary to address and solve environmental challenges using interdisciplinary approaches. Because of our location and internship opportunities, the emphasis of the program is on the unique problems of the urban environment. The program is appropriate for students with interests in careers in government, urban or environmental planning, environmental education, research, journalism, law, and academia.

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Admission requirements

Requirements for admission to classified status are a bachelor's degree in a natural or social science from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 upper division semester (90 quarter) units of upper division course work, completion of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) at the graduate level of proficiency, completion of two courses in a field related to environmental science, and a statistics course with grades of "B" or better.

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Program content

Required Courses

  • Urban Environmental Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Advanced Analysis of Variance and Multivariate Techniques
  • People, Culture & Environment
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Internship in Environmental Science
  • Directed Research
  • Thesis


  • Geochemistry
  • Advanced Cartography
  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Rivers and Streams
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Earth's Climates
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Geology
  • Global Change
  • Groundwater
  • Survey Research

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information


  • Tuition Fees: $8,379 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $6,336 (16 units/2 semesters)

Continuing studies

In addition, the M.S. in Environmental Science is excellent preparation for further academic pursuits, such as a Ph.D. in environmental science or a degree in environmental law.

Career paths

Among the many employment opportunities available for recipients of an M.S. in Environmental Science are government agencies, particularly in the areas of environmental protection and management, water, sewer and power-generation utilities, analytic laboratories, environmental and engineering firms, private industry and management, and non-profit organizations. Potential areas of employment include forestry, agriculture, fisheries management, environmental education, air quality analysis or control, soil conservation, environmental lobbying, remote sensing, urban and regional planning, soil and water conservation, environmental policy analysis, environmental impact analysis, environmental planning, conservation systems analysis, earth science, oceanography, hydrology, seismology, and environmental social impact analysis.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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