The environmental biology degree offers a rigorous program of study in science as it relates to the environment. This major is designed to provide students with a foundation in cellular biology, whole organism, evolutionary biology and environmental science, ecology as well as in chemistry and mathematics.
Environmental biology students are educated in core scientific principles, critical reading and writing skills, and the ability to understand, apply and communicate scientific concepts and results. Environmental biology majors will explore applied aspects of the scientific theory and will learn useful techniques such as sampling methodology, global positioning, and global information systems (GPS/GIS).
Students earning a degree in the field of environmental biology will be able to pursue a career in a variety of public service and private industry environments.
94% Success Rate
94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.
Real World Experiences
Along with classroom instruction and laboratory analysis, Keystone stresses fieldwork as a way to prepare students for the real world challenges that face those entering the workforce in environmental biology. Keystone College Environmental Biology majors also gain experience in the field by completing internships for local businesses and industries.
Your Future in Environmental Biology
Graduates of the Environmental Biology program will be grounded in the fundamentals of natural science and 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.
Our Successful Environmental Biology Graduates
Keystone College graduates have secure positions with the following companies/agencies: Bureau of State Parks, Ducks Unlimited, Earhtbox, Inc., Garden Path, Inc., New Jersey State Parks, PA American Water Company, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Pennsylvania Game Commission, Quantum Analytical & Environmental Laboratories, Sullivan County Conservation District, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Validation Technologies, Inc., YSM Landscape Architects, pollution abatement companies, and consultation firms.
Keystone College’s 170-acre Woodlands Campus features a stream, seven miles of hiking trails, and meadows and is home to a nature preserve and maple sugaring operation. The outdoor classrooms and field stations provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor discovery and a wonderful learning atmosphere for our environmental education courses and workshops.
In the News
A yearly, sugary tradition is starting up again at Keystone College. The Keystone Sugar Shack is up and running for 2021. The Sugar Shack is a program run by Keystone that gives students experience with making authentic maple syrup from scratch using the hundreds of...
Keystone College students gain hands-on experience through the Sugar Shack, a maple sugaring operation. Learn more in this FOX 56 story. Read more More News
Real World Experience
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.