Students are required to take 4 electives (16 elective units). Below is a list of electives students are permitted to take.


Environmental Regulation & Policy

UPPP 205 Environmental Economics & Policy
UPPP 207 Land Use Law
UPPP 221 Public Policy
UPPP 224 Environmental Politics & Policy
UPPP 232 Water Policy and Planning
UPPP 244 Land Use Policy
UPPP 252 Environmental Law & Policy
UPPP 260 Policy and Ethics
UPPP 270 Environmental Ethics
UPPP 272 Site Development
UPPP 275 Special Topics (Rotating)
UPPP 276 Planning For Sustainable Cities
UPPP 277 Site Planning and Design


Organismal Biology and Diversity

EEB 275 Wildlife Ecology and Sampling
EEB 278 Evolution and Conservation
Bio Sci E184 Ecology and Diversity of Insects
Bio Sci E160 Biology of Birds
Bio Sci E160L Bio of Birds Lab
Bio Sci E179 Limnology & Freshwater


Earth & Environmental Science

Eco Evo 227 Plant Physiological Ecology
ESS 130/230 Physical Oceanography
ESS 132 Terrestrial Hydrology
ESS 133 Soil: It’s the Good Dirt
ESS 138/238 Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth System Science
ESS 140 Advanced Geology
ESS 141 Air Quality Management
ESS 142 Atmospheric Chemistry
ESS 144 Marine Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry
ESS 146 Consequences of Air Pollution
ESS 148/248 Marine Ecosystems and Global Change
ESS 154 Ecosystem Services
ESS 156 The Future of Forests
ESS 162 The Impact of Climate Change on California’s Landscape
ESS 164 Ecosystem Ecology
ESS 171 Microbial Biogeochemistry
ESS 179 Climate Solutions
ESS 200 Global Physical Climate
ESS 204 Human Systems
ESS 226 Land Surface Processes
ESS 242 Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry
ESS 244 Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics
ESS 248 Marine Ecosystems and Global Change
ESS 266 Global Biogeochemical Cycles


Technical Skills

UPPP 235 GIS Problem Solving in Planning
EEB 261 Advanced Quantitative Methods
EEB 276 Environmental Education and Outreach

Please note, the courses above are approved electives for MCRS students. However, there is no guarantee that each course will be offered. The courses are scheduled by each department and are subject to change. The MCRS Academic Coordinator works with students to identify their elective choices.

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