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Environmental Science, B.S.

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Environmental Science Degree

Learn about environmental protection and the sustainability of natural resources.

Why Study Environmental Science?

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

  • Evaluate and guide environmental actions using sound science.
  • Learn to apply scientific concepts and develop valuable field and laboratory skills.
  • Participate in fieldwork as a way to prepare for the real world challenges that face those entering the workforce in environmental science.
  • 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” earlier this week. View the segment below or click here to watch the segment .




Dr. Jessica Faux
Program Director for Environmental Science


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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 Science degree?

Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in many areas of environmental management for various industries, environmental consulting companies, and regulatory agencies.

Field experiences

Career Options

  • Geologist
  • Environmental Scientist/Engineer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Project Engineer
  • Research Scientist


  • PA American Water Company
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Earthbox, Inc.
  • Quantum Analytical & Environmental Laboratories

Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond

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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Featured Faculty

Robert D. Cook, PhD, PG

Robert D. Cook, PhD, PG

Professor of Physical Science   
Kayleigh Delfino, MPH

Kayleigh Delfino, MPH

Laboratory Manager and Instructor of Biology and Public Health
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
Erin Johnson, MPH

Erin Johnson, MPH

Laboratory Assistant and Instructor of Biology and Public Health
Youyu Phillips, PhD

Youyu Phillips, PhD

Professor of Mathematics  
Patrick M. Ratchford, PhD

Patrick M. Ratchford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics  
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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