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Our undergraduate programs prepare the next generation of learners, thinkers, and doers.
The Department of Community Sustainability engages with professionals, students, and members of communities to address social choices within specific environmental, economic, and cultural contexts that may conflict with local, national, or international sustainability goals.
This interdisciplinary work empowers students to create, integrate and harness new ideas to protect and improve both the lives of people and their environments.
Our programs reflect an understanding that how students learn is as important as what they learn. Courses, service-learning projects, internships, study abroad programs and other co-curricular activities combine academic content with the building of skills such as fostering dialogue and action on critical issues, decision-making, supporting diversity in communities and organizations, encouraging innovation, and fostering positive change.
Consistent with our mission to assist in the development of sustainable communities, the department offers three undergraduate majors linked by a common core set of courses in sustainability studies (see Sustainability Core). Our three undergraduate majors are:
This program prepares students for careers as school-based agriculture, food and natural resources teachers at the secondary level, careers in education fields, or professional or graduate school program.
Environmental Studies and Sustainability examines resource use and allocation through the lenses of community engagement, sustainability and environmental justice.
Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism is an interdisciplinary program integrating sustainability with the study of natural, social, management and behavioral sciences related to natural resources recreation and tourism.
Learn about what CSUS students are doing in their programs.
Published on June 10, 2020
Andre Harris is a Sustainable Parks, Recreation, & Tourism major. He’s excited about getting youth and teens involved in outdoor recreation programs.
Graduating senior shares what brought her to the ESS major, talks about transition to virtual learning
Published on May 7, 2020
Becky Maurer discovered her passion for the environment in her high school AP Environmental Science class. When she came to MSU, she knew she wanted to pursue a major and career that would help her learn to how to manage our environment more sustainably.