“Juniata provides a strong, hands-on learning experience in the environmental science and studies department. We use the natural environment to help teach and supplement the concepts being taught.”

Calvin Liu ’18

A Distinct Experience

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    • Courtney Bickel
    • Courtney Bickel ‘16
    • McVeytown, Pa.
    • Animal Behavior
    • employed at the Dolphin Research Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
    • Drew Eline
    • Drew Eline ‘16
    • Latrobe, Pa.
    • Wildlife Conservation
    • works as a field technician assistant studying whip-poor-will ecology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
    • Tori Gray ‘16
    • York, Pa.
    • Environmental Science
    • conducts sea turtle research on Little St. Simon’s Island for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
    • Kari Smith ‘16
    • Palmyra, Pa.
    • Wildlife Conservation
    • works as a field technician studying small animals with the National Ecological Observatory Network in Wisconsin.


In the ESS department, 100 percent of faculty have Ph.D.s, and they serve, first and foremost, as professors. But, they also publish in journals including ACSE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Weather, Biological Conservation, Freshwater Science, African Journal of Ecology, Conservation Biology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Primates, Folia Primatologica, Frontiers of Plant Science, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Behavior, Biological Conservation, Current Science, and Animal Conservation. The Department also hosts federal employees from the Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources who provide guest lectures, tours, and research opportunities for students.

“I love studying at Juniata because of all the hands-on classwork, independent research, the personal relationships I have with my professors, and all the great friends that I’ve made in the department.”

Carys Corry-Roberts ’18

Additional Opportunities

Study Abroad: ESS students have explored Ecuador, India, New Zealand, and Rwanda in recent years.

Remote Field Course: Join Juniata’s Remote Field Course and learn geology, ecology, psychology, anthropology, physics, and other disciplines in various locations in the western United States.

The Environmental Fellowship: Network at a professional conference and create a project in service learning with a leading environmental agency. After your first year, you can apply to receive $6,000 and a highly selective fellowship.