Study Environmental Science, Studies, and Sustainability!

Environmental Science and Studies are interdisciplinary fields that study connections between humans and the environment at local to global scales to understand and address environmental and resource challenges.  

  • Environmental Science studies the interactions between human activities and the biological and physical environment.
  • Environmental Studies incorporates scientific, social, political and cultural approaches to inform sound environmental management and policy.
  • Sustainability, quoted from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: "is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Environmental Collaborative consists of the departments who individually manage the CCSF programs related to Environmental Science, Studies, and Sustainability. Together we work to ensure students have the resources and course they need to be successful.

**NOTE: Starting Fall 2021, the Environmental Science Lecture and Lab and all the Sustainability classes changed their prefixes to ENVS (Environmental Science and Sustainability). When looking for these classes in the schedule, be sure to search on the prefix ENVS. The ENVS classes are part of a collaborative of three different departments, but ENVS classes appear in the schedule only under Engineering. That's just an artefact of the way we store our prefix information in our college database. 

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