Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences

Eric Weik, Jason Stroup, and Mike Bogan searching for the source of the rocks at Hickory Run boulder field

Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences

CONGRATULATIONS BloomU EGGS Soil Judging Team! If you see Eric Franz, Cathrine Rinnier, Brandon Robinson, Cullen Scott, Daniel Steinhauser, Ryan Sullivan, or Dan Tompkins (or their fearless leader, Dr. Ricker) please congratulate them on their fine performance at the NE Regional Soil Judging Competition held on 10/16/15 near Wooster, Ohio. This is the first Bloomsburg team to participate in this competition, and they beat several teams with well-established programs, placing 8th out of 16 teams! Nice job!

Thanks to our alumni for coming back to campus for COST Career Day! Our students found the Panel Discussion very helpful.

Check out this BU Tumblr story to find out more about one students' summer internship, and this one EGGS 330 Summer 2015 to find out more about last summer's EGGS 330 - Special Topics in Field Geology course.

Wondering what the job growth outlook is for Geographers and Geoscientists? Better than average over the next decade! Take a look at this analysis from the American Geoscience Institute (AGI), or go to their website to find out more about geo-jobs


Fall 2014 Geomorphology class at Hickory Run boulder field

Whether it's hiking, fishing, star-gazing, or simply enjoying nature, this program is a perfect fit to balance your personal interests with a proven track for professional success. An Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences degree opens doors to a wide range of career options, such as environmental consultant, oceanographer, and urban planner.

Department Contacts

Department Chairperson
  Michael Shepard | 570-389-4568

Department Secretary
  Cheryl Smith | 570-389-4108

Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences
127 Hartline Science Center
Office: 570-389-4108

Bloomsburg University's Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences offers a hands-on, experiential undergraduate program with four degree options and two minor programs.

All courses are taught by faculty possessing terminal Ph.D. degrees in an environment, geography, or geology-related field, including many in specialties such as planning, oceanography, groundwater hydrology and meteorology.

As an EGGS major, you can study ...

Program sheets are for students entering in the Fall 2012 or later

Research: Getting into the field

Solar Energy Panels

At BU, research isn't just done at the graduate level. Undergraduates also get to excel outside the classroom and collaborate with faculty with access to many research opportunities throughout the environmental, geographical and geological sciences curriculum — including our on-site solar array installation that offers students hands-on demonstration projects to better understand the science and technology needed to address energy issues.

As a member of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), students have an opportunity to showcase their research to a regional audience of geographers and geography academic departments along with a chance to have their work selected for publication in AAG's refereed journal, the Middle States Geographer.