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Environmental Biology, B.S.

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Environmental Biology Degree

Gain a solid scientific background with an environmental biology degree.

Why Study Environmental Biology?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:

  • Learn useful techniques such as sampling methodology, global positioning, and global information systems (GPS/GIS).
  • Study scientific principles, critical reading and writing skills, and understand, apply and communicate scientific concepts and results.
  • Participate in fieldwork as a way to prepare for the real world challenges that face those entering the workforce in environmental biology.
  • Gain experience in the field by completing internships for local businesses and industries.
  • Pursue careers in a variety of public service and private industry environments.

Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:

  • Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
  • 92% of students receive financial aid.
  • Over 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.

Associate Professor Vicki Stanavitch, Ph.D. and Associate Professor Robert Cook, Ph.D. appeared on WVIA’s Keystone Edition Health, “Under the Weather? Climate Change and Your Health. ”View the segment below or click here to watch the segment .




Dr. Jessica Faux
Program Director for Environmental Biology


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Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.


Keystone student-to-faculty ratio


increase in jobs over the next 10 years


Median annual salary for environmental careers

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What can I do with an Environmental Biology degree?

Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter graduate programs in fields such as biology (ecology & evolution, genetics, etc.), environmental science, public health, medicine or public policy. Students will also be prepared for careers in fields such as public policy, conservation, science education, and public health.

Environmental Biology degree students


  • PA American Water Company
  • PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • USDA Forest Service

Career Options

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Environmental Lab Technician
  • Field Service Specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Water Transfer Operator
Small School Big Science

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

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Participate in a foundational experience focused in the environmental sciences through extensive classroom instruction, guided laboratory experiences, and independent research experiences.


Connect with professionals through  hands-on learning and internships such as: Thomas Darling Preserve, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Environmental Biology degree student Kathryn Price
Environmental Biology


Students in the Eco Club, Creekwalkers, and Student Wildlife Society Chapter participate in individual projects and observe group demonstrations, and attend conference and other excursions.

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Woodlands Campus

The 170-acre Woodlands Campus features a nature preserve, apiary, maple sugaring operation, streams, and several hiking trails. The outdoor classrooms and field stations provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor discovery and learning opportunities.


Howard Jennings Nature Preserve

The College dedicated a portion of its beautiful 170 acre Woodlands Campus as a nature preserve, that will not be developed in any way, to honor the years of dedication of Professor Howard Jennings.


Sugar Shack

Keystone College is very fortunate to have its own small maple sugaring operation that includes a sugar shack with an evaporator and a sugarbush, where we have approximately 275 taps deployed.

Featured Faculty

Robert D. Cook, PhD, PG

Robert D. Cook, PhD, PG

Professor of Physical Science   
Nicole Diette, PhD

Nicole Diette, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biological & Physical Sciences
Jessica Faux, PhD

Jessica Faux, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology; Program Director of Wildlife Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science, and Environmental Studies
Joseph Iacovazzi, PhD

Joseph Iacovazzi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology
John B. Minora

John B. Minora

Instructor of Chemistry
Linda Tucker Serniak, PhD

Linda Tucker Serniak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Botony
Vicki A. Stanavitch, PhD

Vicki A. Stanavitch, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health and Chair of Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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