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Bachelor of Science

Environmental Science

Study the interactions of the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment.

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Environmental Science

Are you interested in environmental protection and the sustainability of natural resources?

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary science curriculum. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to evaluate and guide environmental actions using sound science. Realistic, hands-on experiences enable students to apply scientific concepts and develop valuable field and laboratory skills. Graduates are working in many areas of environmental management for industries, environmental consulting companies, and regulatory agencies. Students completing all graduation requirements will earn a bachelor of science degree.

Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

Our Successful Graduates

Keystone College Environmental Science graduates have secured positions with the following companies/agencies: Bureau of State Parks, Ducks Unlimited, Earthbox, 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.

Careers in Environmental Science

  • Research Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist/Engineer
  • Air Quality Engineer
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Education Professional
  • Environmental Biologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Exotic Plants Biologist
  • Mud Logger Engineer
  • Environmental Project Engineer

Wide Ranging Salaries (High Salary Median)

A Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science can lead to exciting career opportunities with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $140,000 or more. The average salary for an environmental scientist is $71,360.

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Minors

The minor in Environmental Science provides students with a framework for understanding the role of environmental forces that shape human populations and society.

Environmental Science students in creek

Real World Experience

Measuring Stream Discharge

Environmental Science students Katelyn Beck, Shyanne Bennett, and Colin Mulhern measure stream discharge in their hydrology course.

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 the environmental sciences. Keystone College Environmental Science majors also gain experience in the field by completing internships for local businesses and industries.

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.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.

Research

Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.

Internships

Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Woodland Campus

Program Highlights

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

Sugary Keystone tradition starts up

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...

Faculty Profiles

Faux, Jessica, PhD

Faux, Jessica, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology
Cook, Robert D., PhD, PG

Cook, Robert D., PhD, PG

Professor of Physical Science   
Lawrence, Paul, PhD

Lawrence, Paul, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry  
Selig, Michael J., PhD

Selig, Michael J., PhD

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Pre-Professional Studies
Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

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

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