Environmental Studies News & Announcements

Future Focused: An Inaugural PACE Alumni Networking Roundtable and Reception 

Wed, March 29th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm,  Redwood City

This networking event features an interactive activity that guides participants to work together to identify challenges confronting public and nonprofit professionals and share strategies, resources, and ideas that could address those challenges.

The reception includes time for open discussion and joint problem solving and as well as ample time to mix-and-mingle with the alumni, faculty and students in our terrific programs in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.   In addition, representatives from San Mateo County's Human Resources Department will be available to talk about job opportunities with the County for interested attendees.  Light refreshments will be served. 

The event is free, but an RSVP is required.  RSVP by Friday, March 17 by 5pm to be entered into a raffle for two tickets to the 2017 Jazz and Champagne SF State Brunch on the Bay:  take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful San Francisco Bay over champagne brunch and live jazz on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

If you did not receive an invitation to this event via email, contact pace@sfsu.edu  to request one.  Please provide your degree program and (expected) graduation year.



The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement has Three New Tenure Track Faculty for Fall 2016

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is thrilled to announce the successful search and hiring of three new tenure track faculty members.  Please welcome these Professors to the PACE and SFSU family.

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Spring 2017 Faculty Office Hours

Click here for the ENVS SP17 Office Hours

What is the Difference between Environmental Studies and Environmental Science?

How to Apply to be an Environmental Studies Major

Need to see an advisor?

Environmental Studies advisors and concentration advisors hold drop-in office hours for students seeking advising, no appointments are needed unless none of the posted times fit your schedule. Please see the Advising page for office hours and contact information. Please bring with you a DARS report and your Advising Grid.

How Do Graduating Seniors Rate the ENVS Program?

Every year the campus conducts a confidential exit survey of graduating seniors. According to the exit survey, Environmental Studies students rate their major higher than the overall average for SF State on almost all questions. On half the questions the difference between ENVS majors and SFSU students in general was more than 10 percentage points. 84% of graduating ENVS majors strongly agreed or agreed that "Faculty members were genuinely interested in my academic success" and 81% strongly agreed or agreed that "Faculty members were available when needed."

2013/2014 ENVS Newsletter