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 education 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.

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


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.


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 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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