Unearth Valuable Career Skills
Many of our earth and environmental sciences graduate secure immediate employment in environmental consulting, putting the field and lab skills they gained at Susquehanna directly to work.
We're 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 the human impact on water, rocks, air, and soil systems. We have a cutting-edge, green facility with 19 labs and a rooftop greenhouse. Our state-of-the-art freshwater research laboratory and 87-acre environmental field station are right on campus.
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.
Our interdisciplinary minors, like ecology, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.
With a broad background in geology, hydrology, meteorology, and soil science and a solid knowledge of science fundamentals, you'll be prepared to begin your career or enroll in a graduate program in the sciences.
The most sought-after candidates for jobs and professional schools excel at writing, teamwork, presentation delivery, critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and leadership. Because our bold curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts, you'll develop all of these essential skills.
Recent graduates are earning master's degrees in hydrology, environmental chemistry, environmental science, geophysics, and more.
You can become an environmental consultant, wetland scientist, naturalist, or environmental specialist in a variety of fields.
Recent graduates are employed at:
Advanced Land and Water, Inc. (hydrogeology consultant)
Advantage Engineers (environmental consulting)
Arcadis (field technician)
Bingaman & Sons Lumber (environmental health and safety)
Chesapeake Energy (environmental/regulatory technician)
Chesapeake Environmental Management (project scientist)
Clean Harbors Environmental Services (chemist)
Delmarva Power (environmental scientist)
Earth Engineering (field geologist)
EnviroServe (waste management project manager)
GEI Consultants, Inc. (environmental consultant)
Groundwater and Environmental Services (environmental consulting)
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (environmental consulting)
Laurel Environmental Associates (environmental consulting)
Liberty Environmental (environmental consulting)
Maryland Geological Survey (coastal/estuarine geologist)
McTish, Kunkel, & Associates (environmental consulting)
Michael Baker, Jr. Inc. (GIS)
Moody & Associates (environmental/geologic technician)
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (environmental services)
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (wetlands enforcement)
New York - New Jersey Trail Conference (mapping)
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (water quality specialist)
Perna Wastewater Management (soils/wastewater consulting)
Soil Mechanics Environmental Services (hydrology consultant)
Stericycle Environmental Solutions (remediation technician)
T&M Associates (environmental consulting)
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants (environmental consulting)
Terracon Consulting Engineers and Scientists (environmental consulting)
Testwell Laboratories, Inc. (geophysicist)
Tetra Tech NUS (geoscientist)
Trees for Tomorrow (outdoor education)
US Filter Groundwater Services (field technician)
Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:
Bard College (Center for Environmental Policy Masters International with Peace Corps)
Bucknell University (environmental engineering)
Clemson University (hydrogeology)
Colorado State University (atmospheric science)
Dartmouth University (Arctic climate change)
Evergreen State University (environmental studies)
Lehigh University (energy systems engineering)
Lehigh University (environmental management)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (hydrology)
Rice University (planetary geophysics)
Shippensburg University (geoenvironmental studies)
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (environmental chemistry)
University of Buffalo (earth science secondary education)
University of Buffalo (secondary education)
University of Calgary (geophysics)
University of Idaho (outdoor science education)
University of New Hampshire (oceanography)
University of North Carolina at Raleigh (soils/wetlands)
University of Pennsylvania (geohydrology)
Vanderbilt University (hydrology and geomorphology)
Vermont Law (environmental law)
Villanova (environmental engineering)
Widener University Law School (environmental law)