College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Society and Environment

Social and environmental problems are deeply intertwined. The Society and Environment (SE) major introduces students to the main approaches and theory for environmental social sciences, including how social science tools can be applied to environmental problems, and how social science theories contribute to understanding environmental problems.

Sample Classes

  • Americans and the Global Forest
  • Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Forest Ecology
  • Biology, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Political Science

ESPM General Catalog


Careers for SE Majors

  • Law or business
  • Teaching and research
  • Economics or Environmental consulting
  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • Non-profit management

Undergraduate Advising

Jenny Cornet-Carrillo
(510) 642-4249
260 Mulford Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100