Degrees, Certificates and Classes


Learn about Environmental & Urban Studies Academic Programs

Associate Degrees

Certificates in Sustainable Technologies

Sustainability-Focused Courses

Choose from a wide array of Sustainability-focused courses.

  • Business and Sustainability (Bus 7a)
  • Environmental Economics (Enviro 4/ Econ 4)
  • Environmental Studies (Enviro7/ Geog 7)
  • Global Environmental History (Enviro 14/ Hist 14)
  • Environmental Ethics (Enviro 20/ Philo 20)
  • Environmental Politics (Enviro 22/ Pol Sc 22)

  • Environmental Psychology (Enviro 40/ Psych 40)

  • Environmental Biology (Bio 9)

  • Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology (Bio 10)

  • Recycling and Resource Management (RRM 1, RRM 2, RRM 3, RRM 4)

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

  • Sustainable Design (IARC 55)

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
Kim Oriana Biology
Alexandra Tower Biology / Botany
Garen Baghadsarian Biology / Marine Science
Tom Paccioretti Business
Cassie Rockwell Business
Amber Urrutia Business
Lisa Maier Business
Katya Rodriguez Business
Lynn Dickinson Communications
Sara Brewer Communications
Laura Manson Early Childhood Education
Pete Morris Earth Science
David Burak English
Jason Beardsley English
Natalie Hansen English
Diana Engelmann English
Ernest Padilla English
Janet Harcelorode ESL
Keith Graziadei ESL
Lorrie Ivas Fashion
Shelia Laffey Film Studies
Christyanne Melendez Geology
Jing Liu GIS
Christina Ghanbarpour History
Daniele Bolelli History
Reza Yeganehshakib History
Josephine Hao Interior Architectural Design
Javier Cambron Interior Architectural Design
Dawn Vaughn Life Science
Gabriel Gartner Life Science
Catherine Fox Life Science
Amber Katherine Philosophy
Phildon Huffaker Philosophy
Rebecca Romo Philosophy
Chatham Lovette Philosophy
Stuart Cooley Photovoltaic / Renewable Energy
Wenise Wong Physical Sci. / Chem 9
Chris Liu 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
Steph Anderson Psychology
Jon Huls Recycling and Resource Management
Samuel Sasu Recycling and Resource Management
Victoria Charles Recycling and Resource Management
Guido Del Piccolo Sociology
Kim O'Cain Water Conservation