Lackawanna College revamps Environmental Science degree program

For Abington Journal | March 15th, 2016 12:52 pm

COVINGTON TWP. — Starting in fall 2016, Lackawanna College students enrolled in the Environmental Science degree program will take part in hands-on learning opportunities occurring inside and outside of the classroom.

Classes will be held at both the Scranton campus and Lackawanna College’s Gold LEED-Certified Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) located in Covington Township. Students will participate in intensive field experiences on LCEEC’s 211-acre property, which is a living laboratory consisting of a mixed hardwood forest, meadows, open fields, a stream, and a variety of wetlands.

Graduates of this degree will obtain an associate in science degree in environmental science and will be prepared to enter the workforce. Career opportunities include environmental consulting firms, state and governmental agencies and natural resource technicians, to name a few. Students may also take advantage of the school’s new articulation agreement with Keystone College and transfer directly into their four-year Environmental Resource Management program.

High school students interested in getting a jump-start on their college career can join us at LCEEC this summer for an eight-day Physical Geography course. This three-credit course will immerse students in a wide variety of earth science topics. Completion earns students three credits towards their Environmental Science degree, which are transferable within the college or to other institutions.

Students can gain real-world experience at LCEEC through a variety of internships, work-study, capstone and service learning projects.

Representatives will be available to answer questions about the Environmental Science degree during an open house from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 19 in the main building of the Lackawanna College Scranton campus. Application fees will be waived to all who attend. To register or for more information, call 570-842-1506.
Summer course for high school students, open house planned

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