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“…this program is exactly what I want to do, and such dynamic and committed professors and advisors keep me motivated.”

— Marion Blair, Graduate Student

Environmental Studies Department Events






Dear Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Graduating Seniors and Graduating Master of Science Students,

The faculty of the Department of Environmental Studies enthusiastically invite you to join us on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 to celebrate your achievement!

Our Department Graduation Celebration will be approximately from 11:30am to 2:30pm, immediately following the University Commencement. The location will be the Science Lawn, between MLK Library and the Science building (the lawn has bamboo on one side). Our Celebration will include a great lunch, drinks, cake and an event in which we honor each graduate individually! We are expecting the largest graduating class ever, so please note that each graduate is permitted up to 10 guests. Tickets to the event cost $15 (graduates are free, of course!). Ticket sales will start April 14 and end May 14. Purchase tickets in the EnvS office.

To attend the event, you must have completed every class required in your academic plan. If you will meet that requirement by the end of the Spring 2014 semester, please email Dr. Trulio to confirm you will attend and to tell her how many guests you will bring. Email Dr. Trulio at lynne.trulio@sjsu.edu by May 1. As a side note, the Bookstore is where you purchase caps, gowns and other graduation paraphernalia.

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you on May 24th!

Dr. Trulio and the EnvS Faculty

Master of Science Candidate Miranda Melen's research on the endangered Ben Lomond Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium) and its pollinators is featured in this month's CNPS newsletter, The Blazing Star.



Welcome to the Department of Environmental Studies

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Studies at San Jose State University!  We were established in 1970 as one of the first environmental programs in the U.S.  Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that produces environmental thinkers to help solve the sustainability issues of our day.  We pride ourselves on offering excellent advising to our majors.  And, we provide a learning environment that emphasizes community, creative problem-solving, and diversity.  Find out more about our department on this website.

Today, the societal need for environmental experts is great, as shown by rapid growth in sustainability jobs.  We are committed to helping our students make the transition from university student to environmental professional by connecting them with internships and jobs.  Many department activities help graduates find jobs in the green economy.

We look forward to seeing you in our general education classes, and we hope to welcome you as a major to our vibrant and growing department.

Working together to sustain our planet,
Lynne Trulio, Chair