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Student Advising

ENVS majors and minors should meet with Dr. Foran at least once a year for advising regarding courses and other major-related issues.  Group advising sessions will be held Mondays from 10 - 11 and Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 in Amador 554C on these dates:

Monday, February 2
Thursday, February 5
Thursday, February 12
Monday, February 16
Thursday, February 26 - **Canceled**
Monday, March 2
Thursday, March 12
Monday, March 16
Monday, March 30
Thursday, April 9 - **Canceled**
Monday, April 13
Thursday, April 16
Monday, April 20 - **Canceled**
Thursday, April 23
Monday, April 27
Thursday, April 30 - **Canceled** - Come to ENVS Poster Presentations in the Foothill Suite, 3 - 5 PM
Monday, May 4
Thursday, May 7
Monday, May 11
Thursday, May 14

Advising is available by appointment (sign-up) only. You may sign up for an advising session on the sign-up sheets outside of the ENVS office (554A Amador Hall), by calling the office at 278-6620, or by emailing Anne Montgomery.

Dr. Foran's office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30, in Amador 554D.

Student Handbook

ENVS Undergraduate Handbook

All ENVS majors must read the Undergraduate Handbook in its entirety. There are also a number of forms in the Handbook that need to be submitted to the Department Office.

CSUS Forms

The following site contains links to commonly-used forms, such as: change of major/minor, declaration of major/minor, petition to exceed maximum units, and major/minor course waiver(s) and substitution(s):

CSUS Student Forms

Environmental Studies Internship

All majors are required to intern for a semester with an approved governmental agency, consulting firm or other business, or nonprofit or advocacy organization.  Students are asked to read the following packet, meet with their faculty advisor, then submit the required paperwork to the Department Office, Amador Hall 554A.

Packet for ENVS 195: ENVS Internship Packet

Commencement Information

Spring 2015 Commencement will be held in the Sleep Train Arena on Friday, May 22nd, at 11:30 am.

Students of senior standing who wish to participate in the graduation ceremonies can register online at the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies website.

For detailed information about graduation, please visit the CSUS Commencement website.

Career Center Contact for ENVS Students

The Career Center is open for all Environmental Studies majors, and counselors are on hand to speak with students about anything job-related:  writing a resume, how to find an internship, summer employment, and finding a job after graduation.  The Career Center is located on the second floor of Lassen Hall.

Patrick James Dugal Scholarship

To honor the memory of Patrick James Dugal, the Dugal family has established a scholarship for students pursuing a profession in the Environmental Studies field.

Patrick was a full-time CSUS student working toward a degree in Environmental Studies. He was a serious student who was involved in the community and had a strong commitment to environmental matters. He has been described by his professors as a bright presence, cheerful, friendly, optimistic, articulate and dedicated.  Patrick lost his courageous battle against cancer in January 2005.

We will award up to three $5000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Submission deadline is February 27, 2015. See the full announcement here.

Get the application here.

Scholarship Details:

  • Available to Environmental Studies Majors of Junior or Senior status.
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Student must be enrolled full time at the time of award disbursement.
  • Student must submit completed application and an essay of up to 300 words describing the environmental issue s/he cares about the most, his/her professional goals, and how the scholarship will help the attainment of those goals.
  • Scholarship applications can be turned in to Amador Hall 554A.