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Keystone College and Lackawanna College have signed an articulation agreement enabling students who obtain an associate degree in environmental science at Lackawanna College to pursue a bachelor of science degree in environmental resource management at Keystone College.

Specifically, students at Lackawanna College who receive an associate degree in the environmental science and obtain a minimum 2.0 grade point average will be granted junior year status at Keystone as an environmental resource management major. Students may transfer a maximum of 75 credits toward their degree at Keystone.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Lackawanna College to offer this excellent educational opportunity,” said Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D. “We welcome Lackawanna College graduates who wish to continue their college education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree as members of the Keystone College community.”

“Lackawanna and Keystone have a longstanding tradition of collaboration and cooperation focused on furthering the educational opportunities for the betterment of the students we serve. Agreements such as this are confirmation of the quality of our graduates and our curriculum,” said Lackawanna College President Mark Volk.

Keystone’s environmental resource management program combines academic training with environmental experience. Graduates have found success in private industry, government, and pursuing advanced degree programs.

Lackawanna College’s environmental science major guides students through the first two years of their degree and includes varied courses containing classroom work, laboratory experience, and the opportunity to participate in field experiences in their own environment. The curriculum includes use of the College’s LEED Gold-certified Environmental Education Center.

Keystone offers more than 40 degree options in liberal arts and science based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, natural science, environmental resource management, geology and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement. For additional information on Keystone College, call 877-4-COLLEGE or e-mail admissions@keystone.edu.

Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited two-year college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint includes the Environmental Education Center in Covington Township along with centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu or email questions@lackawanna.edu.

Photo Caption: Participating in the Lackawanna College-Keystone College articulation agreement signing, seated, from left: Lackawanna College Dean of Allied Health Lynn DeSanto; Keystone College Director of Admissions Jennifer Sekol; and Keystone College Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Ward Roe.

Standing, same order: Keystone College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Karen Yarrish, Lackawanna College Professor Dr. Bill Tarutis, Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center Ecological Educator Michelle Wheeleer, and Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center Director Sharon Yanik-Craig.