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“I think 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 is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in air resources management, aquatic environments, conventional and sustainable agriculture, energy resources, environmental health and safety, environmental impact assessment, environmental restoration, coastal resource management, and hazardous wastes.

Besides the general BS degree, students also have the possibility of selecting specialized concentrations: energy, environmental impact assessment, or restoration and resource management.  For more information, consult a faculty advisor or find more information on degree requirements in the SJSU online catalog:


Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in wilderness resource management, environmental communications, environmental product design and packaging, integrated and solid waste management, environmental regulation and policy, human ecology, and environmental planning.

For more information on requirements for completion of the degree, see the SJSU online catalog:


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Preparation for Teaching

Coursework for the Bachelor of Arts, Preparation for Teaching degree is designed to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for diversified subject matter preparation.  Graduates of the program will be qualified for employment as elementary or middle school teachers.  For more information on the requirements for the completion of the degree, see the SJSU online catalog:

Note: Because this degree program differs from the standard BA in Environmental Studies degree, students interested should consult with the BA, Preparation for Teaching degree coordinator, Will Russell, for more information.


Environmental Studies Minors


How to Apply

To apply to the undergraduate program in Environmental Studies, please see the application materials and deadlines on the CSUMentor website.


Academic Planning

Please refer to the relevant undergraduate brochures and advising sheets for academic planning:

General Advising

Transfer Students

Advising Sheets


Environmental Studies Undergraduate Listserv

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