What should you expect?

First, choose from a designated environmental science and studies (ESS) Program of Emphasis (POEs):

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Education and Secondary Education
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Or, create your own POE, incorporating additional interests.

Then, get your hands dirty. Juniata is located amidst Pennsylvania’s Ridge-and-Valley region, and our Raystown Field Station takes field observation to a whole new level. Examine local species and geological formations in a LEED-certified facility while living adjacent to Pennsylvania’s largest inland lake.

Become certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through the Wildlife Society by enrolling in two out of three summer courses at the Raystown Filed Station, which include Mammology, Herpetology, and Ornithology. If that’s not enough exploration in the wild, consider the Remote Field Course. Or, study abroad. ESS students have explored Ecuador, New Zealand, and India in recent years.

Work on major research projects and take on a senior capstone experience to graduate with distinction. The many opportunities in ESS at Juniata will enable you to rock at grad school, mine the job field, and form a fantastic lifecycle.

A Sampling of Courses

Conservation Biology
Economics of the Environment
Environmental Methods
Environmental Policy Law
Environmetrics
Field Research Methods
Fisheries Science
Geographical Information Systems
Global Environmental Issues
Ichthyology
Limnology
Marine Biology
Natural Resource Management
Water Resources
Wildlife Management