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Environmental Systems Program

The Environmental Systems Program recognizes the growing demand for environmental specialists and is designed to prepare undergraduates to enter a broad spectrum of environmental careers and graduate programs in the natural sciences, social sciences, public policy, law, and business.



Photo: leolintang/IStockPhoto

Still Time to Act: Impending Weather and Health Disasters from Climate Change Could Spur Progress in Cutting Emissions
UC San Diego researchers argue that terrifying insights into what humans are doing to the environment could help activists and political leaders build momentum for deep and costly cuts in emissions

March 2017 event in Manzanita Canyon drew nearly 1,000 4th graders to restore habitat. Photo: Ocean Discovery Institute

Around the Pier: San Diego Canyon Restoration Helps a Community Prepare for Climate Risks
Removal of trash, invasive plant species improves ecology in a strip of nature surrounded by city

Campus Summit Encourages Collaboration to Solve Environmental Woes
Inaugural UP Summit brought together researchers and policymakers for the good of the planet

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Contact Us

Current UCSD Students:

Please submit your questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond to you within 1-3 business days.

Zoom Advising

Available Appointment Times

Monday - Thursday: 10:00AM - 11:30AM & 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Email an ESYS Advisor and include your PID, brief description and 3 appointment times that work for you.

An advisor will contact you to confirm your appointment time.

All petitions and forms should also be sent to an ESYS Advisor via email.

ESYS Advisors

Sid Eads- Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 858-822-4604 / Email:

Darlene Garza- Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 858-255-4035 / Email: