May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science and Policy

Director: Christine Whitcraft

Department Office: PH1-210
Telephone: 562-985-8432

Undergraduate Advisor: Monica Argandoña

Administrative Support Coordinators: Beth Moody, Carol Philipp

Faculty: Monica Argandoña (ES&P), Matt Becker (Geology), Richard J. Behl (Geological Sciences), Suzanne Dallman (Geography), Elaine Frey (Economics), Ben Hagadorn (Geology), George Hart (English), Gregory J. Holk (Geological Sciences), Lily House-Peters (Geography), Paul Laris (Geography), Xeumei Liu (Economics), Wade E. Martin (Economics), Martin McCarthy (ES&P), Steve Mezyk (Chemistry), Nancy Quam-Wickham (History), Christine M. Rodrigue (Geography), Lora Stevens (Geological Sciences), Dean Toji (Asian and Asian-American Studies), Reza Toossi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Carla Weaver (Geological Sciences), Suzanne P. Wechsler (Geography), Christine Whitcraft (Biological Sciences)

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: ESP  

Career Possibilities

Environmental Analyst • Teacher • Ecologist • Geochemist • Environmental Impact Report Writer • Community Development Specialist • Urban Planner • Environmental Planner • Peace Corps • Non-Governmental Organization Activist • Mass Media (Journalism, Radio, Television) • Environmental Advocate • Environmental Consultant • Public Relations • Public Policy Administrator • Environmental Law • Environmental Health • Environmental Economics • Environmental Toxicology • Sustainable Development Specialist • Green Business (For more information, see


The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) degrees program is jointly housed in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, reflecting its inherent interdisciplinary nature. A Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science as well as a minor are available. See the ES&P web-page for details. We highly encourage B.A. students to seek a minor in a closely related discipline such as anthropology, economics, geography, international studies or political science. Students in the B.S. degree program are encouraged to seek a minor in anthropology, biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, economics, geography, geology, or political science.


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