School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM)
As a school that upholds the interdisciplinary and integrative orientation of environmental science, SESAM espouses principles from agriculture, biology, forestry, sociology, anthropology, mathematics and statistics, geology, meteorology, soil science and other related fields. It focuses on understanding the dynamics of environmental issues arising from the interaction of human population and the biophysical environment. It involves the participation of various domains from the natural, social, and engineering sciences and humanities. It seeks to understand the totality of the environment that human society has created.


SESAM was named a Commission on Higher Education Center of Excellence (COE) for 2015-2018. The School publishes the Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM), a Web of Science- and Elsevier-Scopus-indexed journal. It has laboratories for Landscape Ecology, GIS and Simulation, Human Dimensions, Ecosystems Service and Policy, Environmental Analysis, and Earth Systems Research. It also hosts the Climate Risk Studies Center.


SESAM implements interdisciplinary researches, such as the National Program for Integrated Crop Monitoring and Forecasting System, Monitoring and Detection of Ecosystems Changes for Enhancing Resilience and Adaptation (MODECERA), and the Exploration, Mapping, and Assessment of Deep Water Areas for Benham Rise. SESAM also conducts projects under the UP Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program.

Public Service

SESAM’s town and gown programs include the assistance to local government units in the formulation of their respective environmental codes (e-codes). It has developed the e-codes for the province of Laguna and the cities of Tanauan, Batangas, General Santos, and Zamboanga.

Degree Programs

MS Environmental Science
PhD Environmental Science

Office of the Dean, School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM)

University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Batong Malake, Los Baños
Laguna, Philippines 4031