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Environmental Science

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Create Positive Change for our Climate with an Environmental Science Degree from Gannon University 

    Gannon’s environmental science program provides ample hands-on field experiences that take learning outside the classroom. Make a difference for our environment and protect human health by identifying environmental problems through research and data collection. 

    • Collaborate with real-world agencies and organizations on research, internships and project opportunities.
    • Gain practical experience, taking classroom learning outdoors.
    • Choose your focus: environmental health and safety or environmental resource management.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Environmental Science

    • Apply natural sciences to understand human impacts on the environment.
    • Gain hands-on experience with field sampling and analytical instruments used by environmental professionals.
    • Identify and evaluate environmental problems and develop solutions to remediate and sustain environmental systems.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Take your classroom experience outdoors. Gannon’s proximity to Lake Erie offers unique research and field experiences in conducting air, water and soil sampling.
    • Obtain internship opportunities with consulting firms, governmental agencies and local industries to enhance your educational experience.
    • Explore the world through travel courses and semester abroad opportunities for course credit.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key environmental science courses including: 

    Water Quality Lab: Use equipment and techniques to assess quality parameters of surface and ground water. 

    Environmental Toxicology Lab: Gain experience collecting and analyzing air, water and soil samples. Activities have included conducting water quality monitoring onboard the research vessel, RV Environaut.

    Climate Change and Energy: Learn how complex factors contribute to global climate change, along with topics including conventional and renewable energy technologies.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    • Accelerate your education with Gannon’s five-year program, earning a B.S. in environmental science and an M.S. in environmental science and management.
    • Graduates of the environmental science program are highly employable and typically find jobs with government agencies, environmental consulting firms, private industry and nonprofit organizations.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for environmental scientists or specialists is $73,230. 
Maria Taliani

Maria Taliani Environmental Science

“The resources available to environmental science students are incomparable because of Gannon’s location. The experience I received in the program will allow me to be confident and succeed in my career.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.