Environmental Studies, Department of


The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to provide students with rigorous interdisciplinary tools to study, manage and resolve environmental challenges. Among the first in the country, the Department of Environmental Studies at SJSU has been granting degrees and training environmental professionals since 1970. Today, our students experience hands-on learning through field courses, the Center for Development of Recycling, the Environmental Resource Center and off-campus internships. Alumni fill positions in fields including environmental impact assessment, habitat restoration, renewable energy, water policy, environmental education, sustainable agriculture, park management, environmental policy, integrated waste management, and recycling. The Department offers four BS degrees (general, Energy, Environmental Restoration and Environmental Impact Assessment), a general BA, and a specialized BA in preparation for teaching. We also offer a range of minors to students around campus. In addition, the Department offers one of the few research-based Master of Science degrees in Environmental Studies in the country.