Program Curriculum and Course Requirements

The Environment & Community Program is a 2-year, interdisciplinary Master's Degree program.

Program Curriculum

The Master's Degree program is a two year program including the following coursework and requirements:

Required Seminars (15 units)
  • EC 601: E&C Cohort Field & Immersion Experience (Fall semester)
  • EC/NAS 610: Environment and Community Methods: Decolonizing Methodologies (Fall)
  • EC 620: Climate Resilience Topic
  • EC 630: Social Change & Advocacy Topic
  • EC 640: Critical Ecology Topic
Required Colloquium (3 units)
  • EC 615 Graduate Colloquium (1 unit, taken each of first 3 semesters)
Thesis/Project (690) or Comprehensive Exam (691) Units (3 units)
  • Taken graduating semester
Thesis/Project Field Research OR Additional Seminar/Elective Course (3-6 units)
  • For those students opting for a thesis/project, units will be taken in final fall and/or spring semester. For those students opting for a Master’s Exam, they are required to take one additional seminar or elective course.
Elective Courses (1 must be graduate level - electives can be E&C seminars) (6 units)
  • Electives are fulfilled by courses in other departments and require no additional E&C courses.
  • Research or general elective courses, from recommended course list or with graduate coordinator’s approval.


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Environment and Community MA Program
Cal Poly Humboldt
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Phone: (707) 826-3653
Fax: (707) 826-4496