Environmental Geology

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Fuel your passion to save the environment.

Take your love of science and determination to protect the environment and run with it. Run straight to a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology. This program prepares you for the jobs of the future, in industries such as water resource management, environmental remediation, geologic engineering, hazard mitigation (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, flooding) and a myriad of other environmental and geologic disciplines.

While you’re at Edinboro, you’ll learn from the best. Our faculty members are teachers first and foremost. But they also research fascinating topics that range from new fossil lobster species, glacial geology, applied geophysics, water resources, environmental geology and our local lake-effect snow. They serve as mentors and guides, helping you select fieldwork that will set you apart, whether it’s at nearby French Creek, the Colorado Plateau or our own Howard Falls field station.

After graduation, you’ll be in high demand to solve some of the most pressing environmental challenges on the planet.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Wanted: Geologists of all kinds.

The American Geosciences Institute predicts 90,000 geologists will be needed over the next decade to replace retiring professionals and meet the growing demand for geoscientists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of environmental scientists, including geologists, will grow faster than average for all occupations due to the heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth.

Why choose Edinboro?

Our Department of Geosciences is one of the largest and most diverse in the region, with faculty expertise in Geology, Geography, Environmental Science and Meteorology. At Edinboro, you’ll be held to high standards and be prepared to enter the global workforce or graduate school. Here’s what sets us apart:

Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology program is aligned with PA state licensure requirements.

Expert faculty, internationally recognized for their scholarly research.

State-of-the-art, technologically advanced laboratory facilities.

Extensive field work in geologically significant areas including nearby Howard Falls, Presque Isle and Moraine state parks, and the glacial terrains of northwest Pennsylvania.

Opportunities for international travel to Scotland, Ireland and China.

Network of successful alumni working in the discipline.

Internships with industry, government and non-profit organizations.

Scholarships to attend prestigious graduate schools including University of Pittsburgh, University of Buffalo, Kent State University, University of New Hampshire and University of Kentucky.

Solve problems with your Environmental Geology degree.

Whether you’re interested in climate change, alternative energy, mining, oil and gas resources, or environmental science, there’s a job for you as a geologist. With ample current opportunities available and a predicted shortage in the next decade, our graduates are and will be qualified to fill these positions. Around the country our alumni have exciting careers at organizations such as:

PA Department of Environmental Protection, Meadville, PA

Urban Engineers, Erie, PA

US Army Corps of Engineers

Chevron Resources

Exxon Mobil

Erie Co. Department of Health

National Fuel Gas

Moody and Associates, Meadville and Houston, PA

Environmental Remediation and Recovery, Edinboro, PA

SOLAR Tech, Cleveland, OH

US Geological Survey

US Forest Service

"Our students have the opportunity for hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment, which gives them a competitive edge when they enter the job market."

Dr. Brian Zimmerman, Chair, Department of Geosciences


Dr. Brian Zimmerman, Department Chair
Email: bzimmerman@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.2529

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000