Measures of Success

  • 47% of departments have at least one researcher who works on sustainability
  • 50% of departments at UCSB have at least one course related to or focused on sustainability


Ongoing Practices and Programs

  • Home to the first undergraduate environmental studies programs in the U.S. featuring a multidisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues.  Today, UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Studies Program is the largest program of its type in the country, with over 300 undergraduates, more than 20 faculty and lecturers, and over 4,000 alumni.
  • Literature and the Environment Program
  • Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, an interdisciplinary graduate program and professional school, offering both a Masters and a PhD in environmental science and management.
  • New Leaf Grant Program
  • Research Centers
  • Sustainability Champion Program
  • Chancellor’s Sustainability Internship Program


  • Proposed Interdisciplinary PhD Emphasis on the Environment (Please contact kmaynard (at) for a copy of the current proposal)
  • Proposed General Education Requirement on the Environment

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