Environmental Studies

Professor Carlos Davidson of the Environmental Studies Program in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement describes the offerings of SF State’s Environmental Studies program.


The Environmental Studies Program produces exceptional graduates who are grounded in the study of contemporary environmental problems and solutions.

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for understanding relationships between humans and the physical world. It examines how the environment is being used, abused, and perceived, and what individuals and organizations are doing and can do to protect it for themselves, future generations, and other living beings and ecosystems. Students participate in an internship and take a senior seminar. Both requirements emphasize community engagement and preparation for future environmental careers.