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Foundations & Breadth:

BIO 41 or BIO 43 or 43H or BIO 101 or EARTHSYS 30 or HUMBIO 2A & 2B or EARTHSYS 116
CHEM 31A & 31B or 31X
ECON 1, 50
ECON 155
GS 1A, B, or C or GS 4 or EARTHSYS 117
MATH 19, 20, 21 or 41, 42
MATH 51 or CME 100
PHYSICS: One physics class, either from the 20 or 40 series (speak with program staff for advice on choosing the appropriate course)
STATS: BIO 174H or ECON 102A or STATS 110 or 116 or 141 (econometrics strongly recommended)
EARTHSYS 210A, B, or C (Senior Capstone & Reflection)
EARTHSYS 210P (Capstone Project)
EARTHSYS 260 (Internship)
WIM: EARTHSYS 200, or another designated WIM course in a related department- must be approved by an advisor. 
(These courses must be taken for a letter grade: EARTHSYS 10, 111, 112, 210 A/B/C, 200) 


Choose at least one course in each of the three sub-categories, total six required; at least one of the six must be a skills/methods course marked with *. In addition, two electives are required for this track. All track courses and electives must be taken for a letter grade (eight courses total).

Economics and Environmental Policy:

ANTHRO 164: Natural Resources Extraction: Use & Development
ECON 51: Economic Analysis II
ECON 102B*: Introduction to Econometrics  
ECON 150: Economic Policy Analysis
ECON 154: Economics of Legal Rules and Institutions
EARTHSYS 175: California Coast: Law, Science, and Policy
INTNLREL 135A: International Environmental Law & Policy
IPS 270: The Geopolitics of Energy
LAW 603: Environmental Law and Policy
MS&E 197: Ethics, Technology, and Public Policy
MS&E 243: Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
MS&E 294: Climate Policy Analysis
MS&E 295: Energy Policy Analysis

Social Entrepreneurship & The Environment:

CEE 151: Negotiation (by application - due prior to first class)
EARTHSYS 187: FEED the Change: Redesigning Food Systems
ENGR 231: Transformative Design
MS&E 177: Creativity Rules
MS&E 180: Organizational Behavior and Management
MS&E 264: Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing
ME 206A: Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability
ME 377: Design Thinking Bootcamp
URBANST 132*: Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector
URBANST 133: Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory

Sustainable Development:

ANTHRO 161: Human Behavioral Ecology
ANTHRO 162: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems
ANTHRO 343: Culture as Commodity
ANTHRO 349: Anthropology of Capitalism
CEE 124: Sustainable Development Studio (3+ units)
EARTHSYS 185: Feeding Nine Billion
ECON 52*: Economic Analysis III (Macroeconomics)
ECON 106*: World Food Economy
ECON 118: Development Economics
HUMBIO 118: Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology
OSPSANTG 29: Sustainable Cities: Comparative Transportation Systems in Latin America
URBANST 163: Land Use Control

TWO additional courses at the 100-level or above are required. Electives allow students to personalize their Earth Systems curriculum by pursuing higher-level courses offered in their focus area, or by incorporating new academic perspectives. Each must be a minimum of 3 units.

Track Updated 8/2015