Sustainability in Academics

SF State is committed to including sustainability in its curriculum. Below are a few highlights of courses and programs that focus on sustainability. 

Graduate Programs

Masters of Business Administration, Emphasis in Sustainable Business

This Masters of Business Administration program allows students to focus on topics environmental leadership, corporate social responsibility, and managing a sustainable business.

Master of Arts in Geography

Concentration in Resource Management & Environmental Planning

Master of Science in Biology

Programs include on Conservation Biology and Ecology and Systematic Biology.

Undergraduate Courses and Departments

Biology Undergraduate Programs

San Francisco State offers several enviromenetal focused Biology concentraions including Ecology, Botany, Marine Biology and Zoology.

Biology Department

Environmental Studies Program

Bachelor of Arts available in - Humanities, Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice, and the Urban Environment

Bachelor of Science available in Earth Systems Science and in Natural Resource Management and Conservation

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography has a long history at SF State. Among other areas, it offers concentrations in Environmental Studies, Landuse Planning, and Resource Management.

Urban Studies Program

The Urban Studies Program offers courses in Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice, and Urban Transportation.


Courses at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

The Romberg Tiburon Center is the marine and estuarine research facility and education campus for San Francisco State University. Much of its research focuses on understanding the natural forces at work in the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding wetland environments.

Campus as a Living Lab Grants

The California Stat University "Campus as a Living Lab" Grant program provides up to $12,000 of funding for courses that tie sustainability into opporunities for learning using the campus' physical plant. Learn more about how to apply for Living Lab Grants.

Professor Jason Henderson leads Field trip for Bicycle Geographies, a Campus as a Living Lab course