Environmental Science, Policy and Management

University of California, Berkeley


The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) is a multidisciplinary program that recognizes the urgency and significance of our current environmental challenges, and the enormous opportunities that will lead to transformative change.

We have award-winning faculty in climate science, biodiversity, environmental policy, land use, and community outreach — all driven by a collective interest in our environmental future.

At Berkeley, ESPM is the campus portal to environmental research and issues. Berkeley is founded on the principle of knowledge for the public good. Our department builds on this promise.


Students and faculty in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management have access to world-class academic and research facilities including libraries, field stations, natural history museums, and many specialized research facilities for work ranging from stable isotope chemistry and high-throughput DNA sequencing to geospatial information and data science. UC Berkeley’s Bay Area location encourages research collaborations, hands-on learning, and outreach opportunities with numerous public and private agencies, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Academy of Sciences, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US National Park Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California Department of Fish and Game, and California Department of Food and Agriculture, and other major research universities.

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a portfolio of exciting undergraduate majors that lead to diverse career options for students interested in environmental science, ecosystem management, conservation biology, global change science, environmental policy, and/or preparation for the health professions.

Conservation and Resource Studies: BS and Minor
Ecosystem Management and Forestry: BS
Environmental Sciences: BS
Food Systems: Minor
Forestry and Natural Resources: Minor
Geospatial Information Science and Technology: Minor
Molecular Environmental Biology: BS
Society and Environment: BS

Graduate Programs

Our top-ranked graduate program consistently serves as a gateway to exciting careers in research, teaching, and public outreach.

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management: PhD
Forestry: MF 
Range Management: MS

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Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

130 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-4554

Fax: 510-643-5438

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Department Chair

Michael Mascarenhas

145 Mulford Hall


Rausser College Undergraduate Advising

Office of Instruction and Student Affairs

260 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-642-0542



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