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.
We focus on a rigorous, systematic, and integrated approach to the study, management, and solution of environmental challenges.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Article 'Soil Conservation Guide: Importance and Practices'
Due to the significance of Earth Day and the need to raise awareness about the environmental protection, we would like to share the article 'Soil Conservation Guide: Importance and Practices'. This article will show you what soil conservation is, its benefits to the environment, why it's important, and the soild conservation practices.
2022-2023 Campus Reading Program Book Selection
"All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis" is SJSU's Campus Reading book in 2022-2023 school year. All We Can Save is a collection of essays, poetry, and art that serves as “both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while summoning truth, courage, and solutions, to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility.”
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.