Degrees, Certificates and Classes


Learn about Environmental & Urban Studies Academic Programs

Associate Degrees

Certificates in Sustainable Technologies

Sustainability-Focused Courses

Sustainability-focused courses map to ILO #4 and are included in a degree in Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.

  • Environmental Politics (Pol Sc 22)

  • Environmental Ethics (Philo 20)

  • Environmental Psychology (Psych 40)

  • Global Environmental History (Hist 14)

  • Environmental Studies (Geog 7)

  • Environmental Biology (Bio 9)

  • Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology (Bio 10)

  • Recycling and Resource Management (RRM 1)

  • Green Screen Series - Films on the Environment and Transformation (Film 5)

Green Screen Series, hosted by Sheila Laffey, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Santa Monica College


Stop by the Center for Environmental and Urban Studies to find out more about environmental internships. You can intern at the CEUS or find more information on local businesses and organizations offering environmental internships. The Career Services Center facilitates internships, including the ones offered at the CEUS.


These faculty have embedded principles of ecological literacy and sustainability into a variety of general education courses. Look for their name and / or the sustainability flag under their sections in the class schedule to develop your own ecological literacy!

Faculty Member Discipline
Eric Minzenberg Anthro 19
Gillian Grebler Anthropology
Nate Donahue Art
Ben Kay Biology
Christina von der Ohe Biology
Elizabeth Jordan Biology
Marci Spiegler Biology
Poliana Raymer Biology
Sharani McLaughlin Biology
Alexandra Tower Biology / Botany
Garen Baghadsarian Biology / Marine Science
Tom Paccioretti Business
Laura Manson Early Childhood Education
Pete Morris Earth Science
David Burak English
Jason Beardsley English
Natalie Hansen English
Janet Harcelorode ESL
Keith Graziadei ESL
Lorrie Ivas Fashion
Shelia Laffey Film Studies
Christyanne Melendez Geology
Christina Ghanbarpour History
Daniele Bolelli History
Leslie Kawaguchi History
Josephine Hao Interior Arch. Design
Dawn Vaughn Life Science
Gabriel Gartner Life Science
Amber Katherine Philosophy
Stuart Cooley Photovoltaic / Renewable Energy
Wenise Wong Physical Sci. / Chem 9
Murial Walker Physical Science
Tram Dang Physical Science
Christina Gabler Political Science
Eric Oifer Political Science
Richard Tahvildaran Political Science
Alex Schwartz Psychology
David Phillips Psychology
Jon Huls Recycling and Resource Management
Samuel Sasu Recycling and Resource Management
Victoria Charles Recycling and Resource Management
Guido Del Piccolo Sociology