2023 Earth Day Resource Fair
2023 Earth Day Resource Fair

Our Mission

To help solve local and global environmental challenges through interdisciplinary teaching and research in support of environmental sustainability and justice. To do so, we strive to embrace an anti-racist, multicultural curriculum and to develop greater diversity among our faculty, students and staff than has been represented in the field historically.


About Us

The Department of Environment Studies is multi-disciplinary comprising policy, law, human ecology, economics, environmental planning, chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental resources management and impact analysis. 

ENVS Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

The BA and BS degrees are designed to prepare students for advanced degree programs and environmental-related career opportunities including BA in Preparation for Teaching degrees. 


Graduate Program

The Environmental Studies Master of Science program is designed to prepare students for careers as environmental professionals or to pursue further academic training in Ph.D. and other advanced degree programs.

ENVS Career

Career Opportunities

Embark journey to contribute to environmental sustainability and provide solutions to environmental changes. 


Environmental Resource Center

The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) was established in 1967 and became the student activist wing of the Environmental Studies Department, with a prideful legacy.


Center for the Development of Recycling

Founded in 1989, the Center for the Development of Recycling (CDR) is Santa Clara County's recycling information clearinghouse.

envs career trends

ENVS Undergraduate and Graduate Career Trends

Many SJSU ENVS graduates continue pursuing successful environmentally-focused careers in public administration, teaching, and the private sector. Based on a 2022 Department survey, 60-88% of grads obtain jobs in the environmental field, and 90-95% are in environmental or other skilled career paths such as tech, education, or healthcare.


ENVS Student Featured in One Day One Action Climate Change Project

SJSU Environmental Studies Major, Roger Bumgarner, was featured in July on the City of San Jose's One Day One Action Climate Change community education campaign. One Day One Action is a socially engaged public art project that reframes how we can all contribute to climate action, one day at a time, now and into the future. 

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Seminar

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be hosting an upcoming seminar: Grand Rounds: Impacts of Wildfires and the Environmental Public Health Workforce. Seminar Date: Wednesday, 10/04/2023, 1-2 pm in Pacifice Time. 

Fall 2023 Class Schedule 

The Fall 2023 class schedule on the website is available. The 2023-2024 academic year will begin in August 17, 2023 and the first day of class in Fall 2023 semester will be on August 21, 2023. If you have any question about your classes and the schedule, please send email to our department via environmental-studies@sjsu.edu.

ENVS students & faculty at SJSU Celebration of Research

San Jose State University’s Celebration of Research was an event recognizing and highlighting student work, start-up innovation showcases, research competitions, and more. Especially, we're proud of our students and faculty at EnvS who had a chance to represent the department and introduce their scientific research to everyone on campus. 

Dr. Cushing's interview with NBC Bay Area

Dr. Cushing explained why 'Wet Winter Makes Dent in California Drought'. According to Dr. Cushing, 'locally...there are three things we need to watch moving forward: precipitation, temperature, and time' and 'a brewing atmospheric river aimed at the Sierra might melt the snowpack faster than anticipated.' 

SJSU Environmental Studies is officially nominated by Best Accredited Colleges in 2022

Great news! Best Accredited Colleges have nominated SJSU Environmental Studies as #7 in Best Bachelor's Degrees in Environmental Science. SJSU Global Studies is also #28 on the Best International Studies Bachelor's Degrees. 


Let's join our ENVS communities

We have ENVS communities for both current and alumni Environmental Studies students at San José State University. We strongly encourage you all to join if you want to know/have more updates on job postings, internship opportunities, and news from ENVS at SJSU.

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