Nicholas D. Deardorff, Chair
The Department of Geography, Geology, Environment and Planning offers three individual degree programs (BA Geography and Geographic Information Science (GIS), BS Geology, and BS Regional Planning, program links below), as well as a Secondary Science Education Certificate for the geographer, geologist, environmental scientist, planner and teacher. Each of our programs emphasizes hands-on learning, including indoor and outdoor instruction, student-oriented research, and professional experiential learning opportunities. Our programs thoroughly prepare students for successful careers in a wide variety of job markets including industry, energy, land management, planning agencies (local, state, and federal), education, environmental consulting and conservation, environmental regulation, geology, and more.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science with Teacher Certification
- Those interested in becoming a middle- and/or high-school science teacher with Pennsylvania certification in Earth and Space Science (grades 7-12) can complete a Bachelor of Science in Geology together with a Secondary Science Education Certificate .