Undergraduate Education on Climate Change at UC San Diego

Much of the growing scientific certainty of human impacts on the climate system, and the implications of these impacts on future generations, have been discovered and documented in research labs across our campus. This research strength, and the potential for our campus to provide innovative solutions, placed “Understanding and Protecting the Planet” as a multidisciplinary research theme within the UC San Diego strategic plan.


At UC San Diego we are working continually to expand the presence of climate change and climate solutions in our undergraduate curriculum. Learn more about the different ways we are working to achieve this. 


Learn more about specific faculty, courses, and what UCSD is doing to bring climate into the classroom.

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Looking for more? Check out further climate education resources from our growing network of partners and affiliates below.

Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions

Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions™ is a multifaceted education project initiated by the University of California with participation by all ten campuses of the UC system.The education is centered around a curriculum designed to empower a million climate champions across the world to solve the climate change problem.

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UC-CSU NXTerra is a resource for college teachers from across all disciplines and anyone seeking to enhance their teaching and learning about the climate crisis, critical sustainability, and climate justice studies, both inside and outside the classroom.

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UCSD EarthLab Community Station

EarthLab is an official partner of the UCSD Community Stations, a network of field stations in underserved neighborhoods across the San Diego-Tijuana region, where teaching and research are conducted collaboratively between UCSD researchers and communities.

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CAMEL Climate Change Education

CAMEL is a free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multi - media resource for educators, providing over 300 interdisciplinary topic areas and numerous resource types to give the educator the tools they need to teach climate change causes, consequences, solutions and actions. CAMEL was created by the National Council for Science and the Environment with funding from the National Science Foundation.

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