Environmental Science

Do you like field work? Do you want to understand how people are changing our environment? Do you want to participate in innovate research and education aimed at solving world problems? Then the B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Environmental Science may fit you perfectly.

The concentration in environmental science is a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of environmentally-related technical careers. The degree will provide students with rigorous training in the fundamental sciences of the environment, and the application of scientific principles to the analysis of environmental problems. Particular emphasis is placed on the acquisition of practical, field-based skills and knowledge that make students desirable in the job market.


Mineral Quarry      

         Geoclub Trip to National Limestone Quarry

  Landslide Mapping

  Landslide Mapping in Geomorphology Class

physical char of soils

Determining Soil Characteristics

 McAlisterville Cave
Trip to McAlisterville Cave 


Graduates typically obtain careers as scientists in environmental assessment, conservation, regulation, and enforcement, and find jobs in all aspects of the public, private, and governmental sectors. They are employed by parks, consulting firms, county soil, water, and agricultural agencies, solid and hazardous-waste firms, planning agencies, and companies associated with the natural gas industry, to name a few. The program also recommends internships, which prepare students to enter the workforce, or pursue advanced degrees at the graduate level.

If this program appeals to you, and if you are willing to work hard to accomplish your goals, then WE are interested in YOU. For further information contact Dr. Lee Stocks (lstocks@mansfield.edu) at 570-662-4612 or Dr. Linda Kennedy (lkennedy@mansfield.edu) at 570-662-4609.