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 to Matthew Hess, EGGS Summer 2014 Honor Graduate, for having the highest GPA in the College of Science and Technology! (Matt was honored at the Fall 2014 graduation ceremony). Check out this BU Tumblr story to find out more about Matt.

EGGS major Anthony DiBiase won First Place for his paper, "A Geographical and Sociological Study of Parking Patterns in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania," presented at the 2014 Pennsylvania Geographical Society Conference in State College, PA! Congratulations, Tony! Visit the EGGS News and Student Highlights page for more information.

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

Check out the Bloomsburg University tumblr story on our EGGS 330 class in Death Valley and Owen's Valley, California.


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.