The Susquehanna River Valley is one of the best places to study the natural world. At the confluence of its major river, we’re surrounded by abundant waterways, forests and farms. We have a state-of-the-art freshwater research laboratory and an 87-acre environmental field station right on campus.
In our ecology program, you’ll study everything from streams, lakes and wetlands to nutrient cycling and land ecosystems. Learn how air, water, soil and organisms coexist and how wildlife functions within their native habitats.
Research opportunities abound. Work for our Freshwater Research Institute or the Susquehanna Research Partners Program, and spend the summer getting paid to conduct research. Study vertebrate natural history on a spring break trip to Costa Rica. Collaborate with other universities, the Fish and Boat Commission, or the Chesapeake Conservancy.
Research what most interests you, guided by expert faculty specializing in aquatic ecology, soil science, behavioral ecology, paleoecology, vertebrate ecology, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, and population and community ecology.
Then, present your paper at a national or regional conference — an opportunity we make available to you.
Be ready to begin master’s or doctoral degree programs in the sciences or to jump right into a career in wildlife, fisheries or environmental consulting; zoology; wildlife conservation; and much more.