Enhanced understanding—from scientific, social, and humanities perspectives—of the environment and current environmental issues.
Experience in solving actual environmental problems.
Ability to use modern research methods to explain observations about the natural world and about societies.
A network of alumni in government, industry, and the academic world linking students to jobs and graduate programs.
One of the oldest environmental science departments in the country (established in 1972).
Numerous opportunities for experiential learning in nearby natural environments: wetlands, lakes, streams, and forests, including a College-owned research reserve.
Extensive internship opportunities with local, state, and federal agencies, nonprofit environmental organizations, and local industry.
Vigorous off-campus study programs in Costa Rica, India, Kenya, Israel, Ecuador and elsewhere.
Emphasis on independent research.
Required Senior Project that demonstrates to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major independent research project.
Faculty who involve students in local, state, national and international environmental issues and research.
A NASA New Investigator Award supports the study of the influences of El Niño climatic events in Philippine farming systems and forest use.
Awards from the National Science Foundation support student-faculty research on forest and aquatic ecosystems.
Grants totaling $1.3 million from the Heinz Endowment, Mellon Foundation, Eden Hall Foundation, Luce Foundation, and others support the College’s commitment to sustainable community development and improved environmental quality in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Faculty members have received prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards.
Students have received prestigious Udall Scholarships for environmental leadership.