Environmental Studies News & Announcements

Important Dates for Fall 2015

August 24 – First Day of Instruction

August 24-September 4 – Adding Classes via Permission Number

September 4 – Last day for to drop, withdraw classes w/out a “W,” add w/permission numbers, or change classes

September 5-21– Late Add by Exception w/Permission Numbers

September 5 – Withdrawal from Classes for Serious and Compelling Reasons Begins

September 25 – January 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

December 11 – Last day of Instruction

December 12-18 – Finals Week

How to Apply to be a 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."

Spring 2015 Courses

We have created a list of courses from all ENVS concentrations that will be offered next Spring. More courses may be added later as funding becomes available. If you need to see an advisor prior to Spring registration please note that advisors will only be holding regular office hours through Friday, December 12th.

New GE Requirements

For those of you who will be graduing with the newly revised GE requirements (effective Fall 2014), please see this table which lists any course in the ENVS curriculum that also meets one or more lower or upper division GE requirement. For more info see the Bulletin. If you are a continuing student and remaining under the old GE, please see an advisor with any questions. 

2013/2014 ENVS Newsletter

New BA Curriculum

All newly admitted Environmental Studies BA students will be enrolled in the new BA curriculum, effective Fall 2013. Current students in one of the three BA concentrations can either choose to complete their degree in the current concentration or change to the new one. Please see our New Curriculum page for details.