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.
Measuring Stream Discharge
Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.
Environmental Science students Katelyn Beck, Shyanne Bennett, and Colin Mulhern measure stream discharge in their hydrology course.
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.
Real World Experience
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 research projects to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct lab experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your field, and learn first-hand breaking science research that's happening in the real world.
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
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