• Spring 2017 Commencement

    Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Graduates! more>>

    Spring 2017 Commencement
  • Bushy Lake Restoration

    Mary Xiong created a poster for her work with Dr. Stevens and other students at the Bushy Lake restoration site. more>>

    Bushy Lake Restoration
  • Scholarship Recipient

    Fall 2017 Patrick Dugal Scholarship recipients Amanda Wild and Mariah Ponce - Congratulation to Amanda Wild on Mariah Ponce. more>>

    Scholarship Recipient
  • American River Sampling

    ENVS students sampling water in the American River.   


    student sampling water
  • Student Presentations at ARB

    Shawn Alisea, Daphne Greene, and Anhely Estrada, graduating seniors in the Environmental Studies program, presented their research to the California Air Resources Board on 13 December 2016. Their work with ARB was conducted as part of their Environmental Studies internship. The students assisted ARB in development and prototype testing of a Portable Emissions Acquisition System (PEAQS) utilized in roadside vehicle emission monitoring. Their work focused on system design and construction, data entry, and QA/QC analysis. Daphne will be employed by ARB after fall 2016 graduation. more>>

    Student Presentations at ARB
  • Fall 2017 Thomas Swift Scholarship

    Fall 2017 Thomas Swift Scholarship recipients Trieu Dong Nguyen – Congratulation Trieu! 

    Fall 2017 Thomas Swift Scholarship

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.

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Environmental Studies Student Profile

Ryan Nowshiravan (BS, Environmental Studies, 2016)

I am a Sacramento State alumnus. In October 2016 I was employed, full-time, at the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) as an Air Quality Specialist in the Mobile Source Division. In the summer of 2015, just before my final year at Sacramento State, I earned an internship with SMAQMD. I learned about the internship opportunity through the Sacramento State Career Center and it was also posted on the bulletin board in the ENVS wing of Amador Hall. I would like to thank the entire ENVS department for their dedicated support throughout my undergraduate years.