College or University: Wilkes University
Type of degree: B.S.
Website: Click here for program website
Description of Facilities: Center for Geographic Information Systems: Wilkes is a regional leader in the use of geospatial technologies as applied to environmental problems. Students learn how to use modern spatial tools such as GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning System), and Remote Sensing (satellite-based imagery).
Center for Environmental Quality: Multiple laboratories offer our students hands-on, learn-by-doing opportunities. Our state-certified Water Quality Laboratory performs comprehensive analyses of drinking water. Other laboratories conduct indoor and outdoor air sampling and testing; environmental and field-testing of soil samples; and preparation of rocks and minerals.
Ratchford Field Station: A 150-acre “natural laboratory” is used for field-based training, research and recreation. Our field station supports the study of natural and modeled processes of rocks, water, soils, air, life, and the interactions between them.
Program Point of Contact: Mr. Bill Toothill
Department: Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Institution address: Wilkes University 84 West South Street