Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies at California State University, Sacramento, is to prepare students to understand and address environmental problems in their political, economic, social, ethical, and scientific contexts. We promote the use of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, and we encourage the development of strong writing, research, and quantitative skills that give students the ability to identify the causes and consequences of human influence on the environment and to work toward sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems.

Environmental Studies Student Profile

Hannah Dunn (BS, Environmental Studies, May 2017)

I am a Sacramento State alumnus. As of December 2015, I had acquired an internship at a private environmental firm, due to the internship requirements of the Environmental Studies BS program. I ended up keeping this internship up until my graduation in May of 2017. Two months later, I was offered a full time position as a biologist at GEI Consultants. I just wanted to thank the entire ENVS team for being so helpful throughout my Sac State years and really encouraging students to be active and think about what it is they want to do as a career through these internships. I don't know where I would be without having taken that internship, and I am forever grateful!