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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.

 

  • Sydney Spicer

    Featured Student

    Sydney Spicer '19

    Environmental Studies

    Sydney is a Garden Educator at CitySprouts, a hands-on science and environmentalism learning program in Cambridge, MA

    Featured Student

    Sydney Spicer '19

    Environmental Studies

    Sydney is a Garden Educator at CitySprouts, a hands-on science and environmentalism learning program in Cambridge, MA

  • Kali Pupo

    Featured Student

    Kali Pupo '22

    Environmental Studies

    Kali Pupo '22, and Saraly Gonzalez ’22, were selected to attend COP 26 along with Professors Powell and Plane. "I’ve learned a great deal about the process of global climate negotiations, but I’m positive I’ve only scratched the surface of the expansive and complex challenges we face if we want to save our planet.”

    Featured Student

    Kali Pupo '22

    Environmental Studies

    Kali Pupo '22, and Saraly Gonzalez ’22, were selected to attend COP 26 along with Professors Powell and Plane. "I’ve learned a great deal about the process of global climate negotiations, but I’m positive I’ve only scratched the surface of the expansive and complex challenges we face if we want to save our planet.”

 

 

  • 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.

  • Featured Course

    Environmental Law

    This course will examine the major environmental laws in the United States and major Supreme Court cases covering these statutes. The status covered will be National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), The Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TOSCA), Forest Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA)..

    Featured Course

    Environmental Law

    This course will examine the major environmental laws in the United States and major Supreme Court cases covering these statutes. The status covered will be National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), The Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TOSCA), Forest Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA).

  • Featured Course

    Natural Resource Management

    This course provides a comprehensive coverage of local, regional, national, and global resource and environmental issues from population growth to wetlands to sustainable agriculture and natural resource policies and legislation. It considers renewable and non-renewable resources such as water, land, soil, air, wildlife, and their associated habitats..

    Featured Course

    Natural Resource Management

    This course provides a comprehensive coverage of local, regional, national, and global resource and environmental issues from population growth to wetlands to sustainable agriculture and natural resource policies and legislation. It considers renewable and non-renewable resources such as water, land, soil, air, wildlife, and their associated habitats.

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