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The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Juniata College provides a strong, hands-on learning experience that uses the natural environment to help teach and supplement the concepts being taught. Students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty at our Raystown Field Station, become certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through the Wildlife Society, and present major research projects.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding, and all graduates in the past five years who sought professional positions related to their degrees were hired within weeks of graduation.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding.

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The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Juniata College provides a strong, hands-on learning experience that uses the natural environment to help teach and supplement the concepts being taught. Students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty at our Raystown Field Station, become certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through the Wildlife Society, and present major research projects.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding, and all graduates in the past five years who sought professional positions related to their degrees were hired within weeks of graduation.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding.

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The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Juniata College provides a strong, hands-on learning experience that uses the natural environment to help teach and supplement the concepts being taught. Students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty at our Raystown Field Station, become certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through the Wildlife Society, and present major research projects.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding, and all graduates in the past five years who sought professional positions related to their degrees were hired within weeks of graduation.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding.

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The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Juniata College provides a strong, hands-on learning experience that uses the natural environment to help teach and supplement the concepts being taught. Students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty at our Raystown Field Station, become certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through the Wildlife Society, and present major research projects.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding, and all graduates in the past five years who sought professional positions related to their degrees were hired within weeks of graduation.

More than 85% of graduates who have applied to graduate schools in the past five years have been accepted with full funding.

 

  • Grace Lewis

    Featured Student

    Grace Lewis

    POE: Environmental Science

    “Juniata has truly provided me with a one-of-a kind experience, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

    Grace knew she wanted to pursue environmental science in high school when she realized her passion for the outdoors could be made into a profession. Juniata’s ESS Program stood out among others, especially with the 365-acre Raystown Field Station. She spent two semesters at the Field Station, in addition to volunteering at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and presenting her research at The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society annual conference.

    Featured Student

    Grace Lewis

    POE: Environmental Science

    “Juniata has truly provided me with a one-of-a kind experience, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

    Grace knew she wanted to pursue environmental science in high school when she realized her passion for the outdoors could be made into a profession. Juniata’s ESS Program stood out among others, especially with the 365-acre Raystown Field Station. She spent two semesters at the Field Station, in addition to volunteering at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and presenting her research at The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society annual conference.

  • Stephanie Letourneau

    Featured alumni

    Stephanie Letourneau '20

    POE: Environmental Science

    Stephanie is a Community Science Specialist at the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring in Carlisle, Pa.

    Featured alumni

    Stephanie Letourneau '20

    POE: Environmental Science

    Stephanie is a Community Science Specialist at the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring in Carlisle, Pa.

 

 

  • Featured Course

    Conservation Biology

    Conservation Biology encompasses biology, politics, ethics, economics and anthropology. The major course objective is the exploration of conservation complexities--important for successful conservation efforts. Other objectives are to gain an understanding of extinction, community conservation, population genetics and demography. This course has a required weekend field trip with a fee added for the trip..

    Featured Course

    Conservation Biology

    Conservation Biology encompasses biology, politics, ethics, economics and anthropology. The major course objective is the exploration of conservation complexities--important for successful conservation efforts. Other objectives are to gain an understanding of extinction, community conservation, population genetics and demography. This course has a required weekend field trip with a fee added for the trip.

  • Featured Course

    Environmental Economics

    This course will cover the basics of microeconomic analysis as it applies to the environmental decision making and environmental policy with respect to pollution abetment, resource harvesting, and sustainability analysis. The course will also explore the strengths and weaknesses of economic models of human behavior. Finally, the course explores the growing concern of sustainable and resilient economies..

    Featured Course

    Environmental Economics

    This course will cover the basics of microeconomic analysis as it applies to the environmental decision making and environmental policy with respect to pollution abetment, resource harvesting, and sustainability analysis. The course will also explore the strengths and weaknesses of economic models of human behavior. Finally, the course explores the growing concern of sustainable and resilient economies.

  • Featured Course

    Global Environmental Issues

    Global Environmental Issues is a global public health course. Environmental problems create some of the most pressing public health issues of our time. This course seeks to train the participants to identify the public health challenges created by environmental problems in various parts of the world and exploring practical solutions for those problems..

    Featured Course

    Global Environmental Issues

    Global Environmental Issues is a global public health course. Environmental problems create some of the most pressing public health issues of our time. This course seeks to train the participants to identify the public health challenges created by environmental problems in various parts of the world and exploring practical solutions for those problems.

Valuable Experiential Learning Opportunities

Juniata is located in a region of central Pennsylvania containing abundant natural resources. It is a beautiful setting to study the environment. Mountains and forests, diverse wildlife and aquatic habitats, field work and being outdoors are highlights of the learning experience. Learn more here →

Valuable Experiential Learning Opportunities

Juniata is located in a region of central Pennsylvania containing abundant natural resources. It is a beautiful setting to study the environment. Mountains and forests, diverse wildlife and aquatic habitats, field work and being outdoors are highlights of the learning experience. Learn more here →

Valuable Experiential Learning Opportunities

Juniata is located in a region of central Pennsylvania containing abundant natural resources. It is a beautiful setting to study the environment. Mountains and forests, diverse wildlife and aquatic habitats, field work and being outdoors are highlights of the learning experience. Learn more here →

 

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Raystown Field Station

At our environmental research complex on the shores of Raystown Lake, you can enjoy 24-hour access to expansive, mountainous wildlands within the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River watershed, a major lake fishery on Raystown Lake, as well as an educational program rare for an undergraduate institution.

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Raystown Field Station

At our environmental research complex on the shores of Raystown Lake, you can enjoy 24-hour access to expansive, mountainous wildlands within the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River watershed, a major lake fishery on Raystown Lake, as well as an educational program rare for an undergraduate institution.

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Sparks Farm

Sparks farm aerial photo

The 378 acres that encompass the Sparks Farm includes invaluable riverfront access.

Sparks farm aerial photo

Sparks Farm

The 378 acres that encompass the Sparks Farm includes invaluable riverfront access.

Sparks farm aerial photo

Sparks Farm

The 378 acres that encompass the Sparks Farm includes invaluable riverfront access.

Sparks farm aerial photo

Sparks Farm

The 378 acres that encompass the Sparks Farm includes invaluable riverfront access.

Sparks farm aerial photo

Sparks Farm

The 378 acres that encompass the Sparks Farm includes invaluable riverfront access.

Glaeser Greenhouse

Glaeser Greenhouse photo

Glaeser Greenhouse provides space for research, propagation, and collections.

Glaeser Greenhouse

Glaeser Greenhouse provides space for research, propagation, and collections.

Glaeser Greenhouse photo

Glaeser Greenhouse

Glaeser Greenhouse provides space for research, propagation, and collections.

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Glaeser Greenhouse

Glaeser Greenhouse provides space for research, propagation, and collections.

Glaeser Greenhouse photo

Glaeser Greenhouse

Glaeser Greenhouse provides space for research, propagation, and collections.

Glaeser Greenhouse photo

The GIS and Spatial Analytics Lab

The Geographic Information System (GIS) lab is used by students for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data which are spatially referenced to the earth. It is also useful for students studying technology to be knowledgeable in GIS. Some of the technologies available to students in the lab include:

  • The Remote Sensing Exploitation Platform (ENVI)
  • Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)
  • The Data Visualization & Analysis Platform (IDL)
  • IDRISI GIS
  • Image Processing Software
chemistry lab photo

The GIS and Spatial Analytics Lab

The Geographic Information System (GIS) lab is used by students for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data which are spatially referenced to the earth. It is also useful for students studying technology to be knowledgeable in GIS. Some of the technologies available to students in the lab include:

  • The Remote Sensing Exploitation Platform (ENVI)
  • Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)
  • The Data Visualization & Analysis Platform (IDL)
  • IDRISI GIS
  • Image Processing Software
chemistry lab photo

The GIS and Spatial Analytics Lab

The Geographic Information System (GIS) lab is used by students for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data which are spatially referenced to the earth. It is also useful for students studying technology to be knowledgeable in GIS. Some of the technologies available to students in the lab include:

  • The Remote Sensing Exploitation Platform (ENVI)
  • Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)
  • The Data Visualization & Analysis Platform (IDL)
  • IDRISI GIS
  • Image Processing Software
chemistry lab photo