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Green @ Messiah

Environmental Science


Messiah College greenhouseAs an environmental science major at Messiah, you won’t just study science in a classroom or lab. You’ll take what you’re learning and do something practical like design and establish a rain garden for a new housing development nearby. Or, you’ll study watershed restoration and then wade into the on-campus Yellow Breeches Creek. Or, maybe you’ll find yourself fascinated with the Panamanian golden frog and join Professor Erik Lindquist in studying the behaviors and mate preferences of this endangered amphibian.

You won’t be bored, and you won’t have trouble putting your degree to use. Our students who major in environmental science find themselves well suited for jobs in forestry, sustainable development and wildlife ecology. Our grads are also very successful (90% acceptance rate) at getting into graduate school.