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Bachelor of Science

Environmental Biology
Examine environmental forces at work.
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Environmental Biology

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.

Skills

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.

Internships

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 the environmental biology. Keystone College Environmental Biology majors also gain experience in the field by completing internships for local business 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.

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.

Learn more about our community resource and the Keystone College Environmental Education Institute where you can discover and explore nature in this video by FOX56.

College Catalog

View or download the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Minors

Expand your resume by completing a minor in  Environmental Science.

Real World Experience

From internships and research projects to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct lab experiences, work with your peers and mentors in the biology field, and learn first-hand the breaking science research that's happening 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.

Faculty Profiles

Conte, Jillian, PhD

Conte, Jillian, PhD

Assistant Prof. of Biology, Program Director of Forensic Science, and Faculty Coord. for Undergraduate Research

Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

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

Titus, Valorie, PhD

Titus, Valorie, PhD

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology and Program Director of Wildlife Biology and Environmental Studies

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