“I would like to work in wildlife conservation and management because I believe maintainance of wild places and the species that need them is our responsibility.”
— Jena Casey, Environmental Studies Student
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:
- BS — Environmental Studies Degree Requirements
- BS — Environmental Studies, Concentration in Energy
- BS — Environmental Studies, Concentration in Environmental Impact Assessment
- BS — Environmental Studies, Concentration in Environmental Restoration and Resource Management
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
- Minor — Environmental Studies
- Minor — Energy Policy and Green Building
- Minor — Sustainable Water Resources
- Minor — Park Ranger and Administration
How to Apply
To apply to the undergraduate program in Environmental Studies, please see the application materials and deadlines on the CSUMentor website.
Please refer to the relevant undergraduate brochures and advising sheets for academic planning:
- Faculty Advisors (PDF)
- BS and BA Degree 4-Year Road Map (PDF)
- BS Advising Sheet (PDF)
- BA Advising Sheet (PDF)
- BA, Preparation for Teaching Advising Sheet (PDF)
- Minor Advising Sheet (PDF)
- All Degrees: Information for Graduating Seniors.
Environmental Studies Listserv
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