Humboldt State University

Environment and Community

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The Environment and Community Program is a two year, interdisciplinary graduate program focused on understanding and advancing sustainability and community resilience within the context of social and environmental change at diverse scales. This effort involves transcending a nature-society dichotomy, and devoting attention to the built environment as well as the more-than-human world. The program is committed to conceptually rigorous, applied research on sustainability and equity. Students explore these topics through graduate seminars in three thematic dimensions: Economic and Political Dimensions, Socio-Cultural Dimensions: Race, Class, Gender and Place, and Ecological Dimensions. Capstone topics for graduate students in this program include the following general themes: sustainable food systems, community-natural resource management interactions, environmental and social justice, environmental education, Native American/indigenous natural resource management, and sustainable urban communities. Our graduates pursue successful careers in the nonprofit sector, education, private sector and the public sector. Deadline for application: February 1. 

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Dr. Yvonne Everett
Coordinator Environment and Community Graduate Program
Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Planning
Department of Environmental Science and Management
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St, Arcata CA 95521
(707) 826-4188

Degrees Available