Overview

From our perch on the hill, Bloomsburg University's Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences (EGGS) looks out over the town of Bloomsburg and the beautiful Appalachian Valley and Ridge. We take advantage of our location as much as possible by getting students outside to use the local area as our classroom.

The EGGS curriculum builds on the department’s strengths in planning, environmental and economic geography, traditional hard rock geology, and environmental geoscience. Students in our all-undergraduate department also have the opportunity to prepare for careers or graduate school by getting experience outside the classroom with ongoing research projects, volunteering in the community, and our established geography and planning internship program.

EGGS Major Tracks and Minors

The department offers a single major: the Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences, with four different tracks:

  • The Geography and Planning track prepares students for careers and for graduate school in a variety of specialties, depending on which electives and minors are taken. This track is appropriate for students interested in cartography, urban, regional, or environmental planning, geographic information systems (GIS), resource management and valuation, parks and recreation, and more.
  • The Environmental Geoscience track is a blend of geography and geology that utilizes the strengths of both disciplines to prepare students for graduate school or careers focusing on water and the environment such as water resources management, environmental consulting, watershed management, coastal or marine systems, and wetlands delineation and restoration.
  • The Professional Geology track is a traditional geology program that prepares students for graduate school or certification as a Professional Geologist (P.G.), working in careers such as hydrogeology, natural hazard mitigation, mining, or fossil fuel exploration and production.
  • The Earth and Space Science track gives Secondary Education majors the required coursework to be certified in Earth and Space Science, and is also a good choice for students seeking a broad science background and anticipating careers in science-related business, journalism, public policy, or others, possibly with a double major or strongly related minor.

EEGS also offers the following minors:

  • The Geography Minor is intended for students in any major who are interested in customizing their degree with a specialty such as a resource management, planning, recreation, environmental valuation, or hazard management.
  • The Geosciences Minor is intended for students in any major who are interested in customizing their degree with a focus on mineral or fossil fuel resources, surface processes, environmental consulting, etc.
  • The Spatial Analysis and GIS Minor is intended for students in any major who are interested in customizing their degree with a focus on spatial analysis.

What we offer

  • Field Experiences
  • Small class size
  • Personal, engaged faculty
  • Great job outlook

Programs of Study

  • Environmental Geoscience is a blend of geography and geology that prepares students for graduate school or careers focusing on water and the environment, such as water resources management, environmental consulting, watershed management, coastal or marine systems, and wetlands delineation and restoration.
  • Geosciences Minor is intended for students in any major interested in customizing their degree with a focus on mineral or fossil fuel resources, surface processes, environmental consulting, etc.
  • Geography and Planning prepare students for careers and for graduate school in a variety of specialties. This track is appropriate for students interested in cartography, urban, regional, or environmental planning, geographic information systems (GIS), resource management and valuation, parks and recreation.
  • Geography Minor is intended for students in any major interested in customizing their degree with a specialty, such as a resource management, planning, recreation, environmental valuation, or hazard management.
  • Professional Geology is a traditional geology program that prepares students for graduate school or certification as a professional geologist (P.G.), working in careers, such as hydrogeology, natural hazard mitigation, mining, or fossil fuel exploration and production.
  • Earth and Space Science gives secondary education majors the required coursework to be certified in earth and space science. It's also a good choice for students seeking careers in science-related business, journalism or public policy.
  • Spatial Analysis and GIS Minor is intended for students in any major interested in customizing their degree with a focus on spatial analysis.
  • Hydrology Minor is intended for students in any major interested in obtaining expertise in water resources, conservation, testing, and management.

Related EGGS Links

  • EGGS Faculty Listing
  • Careers in EGGS
  • EGGS Curriculum
  • Scholarship and Awards
  • Student Activities
  • Support EGGS
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated December 13, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
4 years
Full-time
Price
3,858 USD
per semester, Pennsylvania Residents, full-time. Non-residents, full-time $9,645 per semester.
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