FACTS AT A GLANCE
CSU campuses offer more than 150 environmentally related degrees and certificates. From the dense forests surrounding Humboldt State to the mountainous and desert environments in proximity to Cal Poly Pomona and CSU San Bernardino, the diversity in California climates, wildlife, land use and energy sources provides a rich learning environment for these academic programs.
The programs are possible due to incredible CSU faculty. This includes Assistant Professor Sean Anderson of CSU Channel Islands who has worked for years on wetland restoration and research on Louisiana's Gulf Coast.
SFSU Geosciences Master's Degree
The master's in Geosciences at San Francisco State provides students with knowledge of geology, meteorology and oceanography. These fields are critical to understanding many environmental problems including air and water contamination, coastal erosion and climate change.
CSU Dominguez Hills Master's in Environmental Science
The master's in Environmental Science at CSU Dominguez Hills prepares professionals in government, planning, education, research, journalism, law and academia to address and solve environmental challenges. The program emphasizes environmental problems and opportunities in an urban setting.
CSUMB Bachelor's in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy
The innovative bachelor's in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy at CSU Monterey Bay links natural science, physical science, technology, economics and policy. The program emphasizes the critical thinking and technical skills necessary to develop workable solutions to complex environmental problems.
From 1995 to 2008, core green economy employment in California grew 36 percent-almost triple California's total employment growth over the same period. CSU program offerings align the CSU's educational and leadership goals with numerous undergraduate majors and graduate degree programs related to sustainability and environmental studies.
Professional Science Master's
Among these degree programs, the CSU has developed Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs focused on the environment. As part of earning a degree in a PSM program, students intern in an industry or public sector position. The PSM is designed to generate a clear pathway from studying science, technology, engineering and math to a career in applied sciences. Examples of PSM programs in the environmental sciences are located on the CSU campuses of Chico, Humboldt and San Bernardino.