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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 32.6k / academic year
  • Foreign: $ 32.6k / academic year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 November 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 11210pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    As an ESRM student, you will work in the lab and the field to master the fundamentals of ecology, physics, and chemistry, as you examine the intersection between humans and biophysical environments they inhabit. You will gain a variety of skills necessary for the Environmental Science professional of the 21st century: Geographic Information Systems, quantitative data analyses and presentation, technical writing, and a wide variety of field and lab methodologies.

    You'll be able to apply your skills in meaningful research, service-learning and civic engagement projects across Ventura County, the United States and the globe. Our students have helped restore coastal ecological systems in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. We routinely partner with the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, California Coastal Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and many other private and public organizations to monitor and manage coastal resources.

    Your future

    You’ll be prepared for a wide range of professional careers in industry, government and nonprofit settings, as well as graduate study.

    Select a total of three units from the following courses:

    ESRM 428 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (4)
    ESRM 462 Coastal and Marine Resource Management (4)
    ESRM 463 Water Resources Management (4)
    ESRM 464 Land Use Planning and Open Space Management (4)


    Select a total of four units from the following courses:

    BIOL 450 Ichthyology: The Biology of Fishes (4)
    BIOL 451 Ornithology (4)
    ECON 464 Natural Resource Economics (3)
    ECON 480 Topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3)
    ECON 488 Applied Managerial Econometrics (4)
    ENGL 482 Technical Writing (3)
    ENGL 483 Technical Visual Communication (3)
    ESRM 332 Human Ecology (ANTH) (3)
    ESRM 352 Theory and Practice of Ecological Restoration (3)
    ESRM 410 Environmental Impact Assessment (3)
    ESRM 428 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3)
    ESRM 482 Issues in Environmental Planning and Resource Management (3)
    ESRM 483 Issues in Global Resource Management (3)
    ESRM 490 Special Topics (3)
    ESRM 492 Service Learning/Internship (3)
    ESRM 494 Independent Research (1-3)
    MATH 430 Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
    MGT 307 Management of Organizations (3)
    MGT 428 Contract Management (3)

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    International Freshmen Checklist  

    International Transfer Checklist 

    Financial Affidavit for Undergraduate applicants 

    Submit all application documents to the Center for International Affairs. 

    *Transfer Students: We are currently accepting applications from all community colleges in the U.S.  Please make sure that you have at least 60 units and have completed “Oral communication”, “Written communication”, “Critical thinking” and “College level mathematics/quantitative reasoning” with “C” or better.  Please note that the Nursing programs are closed for international students.  

    English Score

    Submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable test (see below for list of tests).  Scores must be sent directly to CSUCI from testing agency.

    Acceptable English Placement Exams

    TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 500, a minimum Computer Based score of 173 or a minimum Internet Based score of 61.

    IELTS – International English Language Test System with an overall band score of 6.0.

    *Transfer students: It’s not necessary to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you have completed the required Freshman Composition Class at your community college.

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