Your Susquehanna education won’t stop at the classroom doors.

Student clubs and activities, field trips, events, seminars and study abroad programs all build on the strong foundation you gain in classes and labs.

Visit the places where science history is made. Hear from industry experts on the latest breakthroughs. Explore a new culture in GO programs designed specifically for students in the sciences. What you learn beyond our classrooms will help you fully become the scientist you want to be.

On the Road to Crater of Diamonds State Park

A group of earth & environmental sciences students took a spring break trip of a lifetime to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.

"Each student was lucky enough to bring home a sentimental mineral/rock or a souvenir," says Zach Groce '19, who helped organize the eight-day, 2,800-mile trip. "Unfortunately, none of us returned with a diamond, but we did receive a great learning experience and made some great friends."

After camping their way to Arkansas, students rented sieves and pans at the state park. "Thanks to Dr. Elick, our trip advisor, each student was able to experience real Tennessee BBQ and gain a further understanding of geological, fossil and even some historical sites," Groce adds.

Crater of Diamonds

Internships & Research


You can take part in a study abroad trip of a lifetime to the land Charles Darwin made famous.

Go Short to Galapagos
Go Short to Galapagos
GO Iceland
GO Iceland

Study abroad in Iceland with Susquehanna’s GO Iceland program, led by Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty.

Study Abroad in Northern Ireland
Peace, Youth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Study abroad in Northern Ireland with Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty.

Focus Australia
Focus Australia

Study abroad in Australia with Susquehanna’s Focus Australia unique Global Opportunities program.

Field Trips & Conferences

Sometimes the best lessons occur outside the classroom.  That's why we provide students with ample opportunities to explore the natural world coast-to-coast, comparing and contrasting ecosystems in places as diverse as Death Valley, Calif., and Sandy Hook State Park on the shores of New Jersey.

Students also present original research at regional and national meetings, like:

  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Science
  • Geological Society of America
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Student Organizations

  • Community Food Action Team
  • Geo Club
  • Outdoors Club
  • S.A.V.E.
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon National Honor Society for Earth Sciences

Contact Us

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Phone & Email

Kathy Straub, department head

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