For Current Students
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.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies - Course List/Advising Handout
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies - Suggested Course Sequence
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies - Course List/Advising Handout
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies - Suggested Course Sequence
ENVS Minor Requirements: ENVS Minor - Advising Handout
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):
Environmental Studies Internship
All majors are required to intern for a semester with an approved governmental agency, nonprofit or advocacy group, or environmental 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
Department Teaching Assistants
The Department of Environmental Studies encourages ENVS majors to work with faculty members as teaching assistants. Please speak with your faculty advisor or the department chair regarding your interest in serving as a TA for the department.
All TAs are required to complete the following two forms and submit to the Department Office:
Senior Thesis and Portfolio
ENVS Majors are required to register for ENVS 190 "Senior Thesis" as their capstone course. The thesis course is generally taken two semesters prior to graduation. The thesis written by students is professional bound and catalogued into the department's thesis library. All students are able to check out theses any time to read the research of their peers.
Information regarding the mandatory portfolio submitted by students enrolled in ENVS 190 is provided here:
The thesis library collection (only the title of thesis and number assigned to it is provided, not student name or semester):
Winter 2013 Commencement will be held in the Sleep Train Arena (formerly "Arco Arena") in Sacramento on Friday, December 20, 2013.
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.
The scholarship for academic year 2012-2013 was awarded to two ENVS majors: Kally Kedinger-Cecil and Jonathan Teofilo. Applications for 2013-2014 are welcomed at any time, and one or more students will be selected in June 2013 to receive a $1,628 scholarship for tuition and books.
Scholarship Application: Patrick James Dugal Memorial Scholarship Application
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 (fall 2012)
- Scholarship application may be obtained from the Department Office, Amador Hall 554A
Student must submit completed application and a 600 word essay in which the applicant describes the environmental issue s/he cares about the most, his/her professional goals, and how the scholarship will help the attainment of those goals.
The applications for the scholarship are due to the Department Office, Amador Hall 554A
DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2013