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Environmental Studies

Explore human interactions within the natural world.

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Environmental Studies

Do you love the natural world and have a passion for environmental issues?

The Environmental Studies Associate in Arts curriculum studies the relationships of people and society within the natural world around them.

As new issues of environmental concern continue to arise, there is an ongoing need for qualified professionals in this interesting and challenging field.

The skills acquired through the environmental studies program at Keystone College help graduates pursue meaningful and dedicated careers. Graduates of this program have entered such diverse fields as: pollution abatement, environmental consulting, and environmental protection.

Students who successfully complete all requirements in the two year program of environmental studies may continue at Keystone College and earn a bachelor of science degree in environmental science.

Blue Grad Cap

100% Success Rate

100% of associate degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

Keystone College faculty and students use nets in creek

Internships and Experiential Learning

Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students and other professionals. Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom.

College Catalog

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

Minors

Develop an additional focus of study to help expand your resume by completing another minor.

Our Successful 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.

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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