Creating a better environment today for your planet tomorrow
What could matter more than Earth itself? As an earth and environmental sciences major at Susquehanna University, you will gain a deep understanding of the nonliving components of our environment, such as water, rocks, air and soil, as well as their dynamic interactions. You also examine how those components impact all living things, as well as how humans impact the environments upon which all living things depend.
Study hydrology, geology, weather, soil science and more. Spend purposeful time outdoors at our 87-acre field station, where you’ll deepen your academic learning and develop a profound scientific understanding of the world around you. Gain intensive experience doing active lab work under the guidance of your professors and in close collaboration with your classmates. Choose from our many internships and research projects with area partners such as the Chesapeake Conservancy or the Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association. All these studies, activities and experiences combine to give you the skills you’ll need to tackle the environmental projects you’ll encounter in your career.
Your studies will culminate in a senior research project you’ll complete in close collaboration with a faculty member. The project allows you to apply everything you’ve learned to a current environmental or earth science question. You’ll even have the chance to present your findings to an audience of professionals at a regional or national conference, which is guaranteed to impress your employers.
- of majors attend graduate school
- of graduates find employment in the energy, sustainability or consulting industries
- of graduates work in the nonprofit, NGO or government sectors
- of graduates have careers in conservation and outdoor education