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“One of the main attributes of the program is its people, students and faculty. The collaborative spirit of most involved were a source of inspiration for me.”

— Vagelis Vassos, Graduate Student (2011)


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Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in water resource management, biological resource protection, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, environmental health and safety, environmental impact assessment, environmental restoration, and wilderness, park, and open space resource management.

Students also have the possibility of selecting specialized concentrations: energy, environmental impact assessment, or environmental restoration and resource management.

BS in Environmental Studies Degree Requirements

BS in Environemtal Studies Road Map

Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in environmental resource management, environmental communications, environmental design, environmental regulation and policy, integrated waste management, human ecology, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, environmental planning and environmental advocacy.

BA in Environmental Studies Degree Requirements

BA in Environmental Studies Road Map

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Preparation for Teaching

This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. Students who wish to pursue a high school teaching career should complete a BA or BS in Environmental Studies in consultation with the advisor.  See "How to Become a Teacher in California" for information on application and admission to credential programs.

Minor in Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Listserves

Join the online communities for current and alumni undergraduate Environmental Studies students at San José State University:

Undergraduate Listserv

Undergraduate Alumni Listserv