Our earth and environmental sciences program links the study of hydrology, geology, meteorology and soil science — water, rocks, air and soil — to explore how Earth’s systems work and how humans impact those systems.
Unearth valuable skills
We are in the perfect location to study the environment — just a stone’s throw from the Susquehanna River and surrounded by waterways, wetlands, fields and farmland.
You gain plenty of hands-on experience in the field and lab examining human impact on water, rocks, air and soil systems. We have
- a cutting-edge, green facility with 19 labs
- a rooftop greenhouse
- state-of-the-art freshwater research laboratory
- 87-acre environmental field station at the Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER).
Interested in sustainable living? You have plenty of opportunities to make a difference — work at our campus garden, live in our Sustainability House, or join a sustainability working group or our Beekeepers Club.
Competitive edge for careers
With a broad background and a solid knowledge of science fundamentals, graduates go on to successful careers as wetland scientists, mapping specialists and more. Many graduates secure immediate employment in environmental consulting — putting the field and lab skills they gained at Susquehanna directly to work.
Because our bold curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts, you will develop essential skills to help make you sought-after
- presentation delivery
- critical thinking
- interpersonal relationships
Recent graduates also are earning master’s degrees in a range of subjects such as hydrology, environmental chemistry, environmental science, geophysics and more.