Professor and students examine a specimen

Study Geology's Impact on the Environment

Geology students at SRU gets hands-on experience in the lab and in the field

Environmental Geosciences

Offered by: Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Earth is a fascinating place. Environmental Geoscience majors at SRU learn firsthand just how magnificent our planet really is. This major gives you the opportunity to discover and explore the geological and environmental materials and processes that make up our world. You'll apply techniques and concepts from chemistry, mathematics, and the geosciences to understand the historical development of Earth systems. You'll also have opportunities to participate in research and take advantage of internships, career development, and professional networking.

Why Choose Environmental Geoscience?

Environmental Geoscience at SRU is an excellent choice for students who want a degree with the flexibility to incorporate a second major-such as Safety Management, Business, Education, or other sciences. If you're interested in learning how Earth systems operate and interact while maintaining flexibility for additional majors or minors, then this program is a great fit for you.

What Will You Learn?

Through the SRU Environmental Geoscience program, you will learn:

  • How to identify and interpret the formation of earth materials
  • How to interpret geological history and the evolution of life on Earth
  • How plate tectonics controls the development of oceans, continents, and mountain ranges
  • How to understand interactions between humans and the surrounding environment

Careers In Environmental Geoscience

While the options are vast (especially if you incorporate a second major), some common careers for Environmental Geoscience majors include:

  • Earth science teacher
  • Environmental technician
  • Environmental management
  • Graduate school

Clubs & Organizations

  • Geography, Geology, and the Environment Club
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Geoscience Honorary)

Student/Alumni Spotlight

Andy Franze is a Environmental Sciences major from McCandless, PA. In this video, Andy talks about his role as president of the Geography, Geology and the Environment club and the opportunities at SRU for students to participate in research and travel.

Andy Franze