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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Environmental Science and Policy

Department Information

Director: Christine M. Rodrigue

Department Office: FO2-205

Telephone: 562-985-8097


Email: prog–

Undergraduate Advisors: Austin Beahm

Administrative Support Coordinator: Carol Philipp

Faculty: Jake Alimahomed-Wilson (Sociology), Bengt J. Allen (Biological Sciences), Monica Argandona (ES&P), W. Frank Baber (Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration), Austin Beahm (Geography), Richard J. Behl (Geological Sciences), Stuart R. Berryhill (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Christopher Burnett (Journalism and Mass Communication), Suzanne Dallman (Geography), Stanley C. Finney (Geological Sciences), Elaine Frey (Economics), Darwin Hall (Economics), George Hart (English), Gregory J. Holk (Geological Sciences), Kevin M. Kelley (Biology), Paul Laris (Geography), Daniel O. Larson (Anthropology), Carl Lipo (Anthropology), Xeumei Liu (Economics), Christopher Lowe (Biological Sciences), Wade E. Martin (Economics), Andrew Z. Mason (Biological Sciences), Martin McCarthy (ES&P), Steve Mezyk (Chemistry), Jacqueline Mills (Geography), Hector Neff (Anthropology), Bruce Perry (Geological Sciences), 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), Dessie Underwood (Biological Sciences), Carla Weaver (Geological Sciences), Suzanne P. Wechsler (Geography), Christine Whitcraft (Biological Sciences), Angela Wranic (Geography and ES&P), Eric Zahn (ES&P)

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 double major or 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 double major or seek a minor in anthropology, biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, economics, geography, geology, or political science.

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Environmental Science and Policy

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