EGGS Department

EGGS Programs of Study

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.

Researching in the field

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.


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EGGS Department Contacts

Department Chairperson
  Michael Shepard | 570-389-4568

Department Secretary
  Cheryl Smith | 570-389-4108

127 Hartline Science Center


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EGGS Highlights

  • Bill Werkheiser ’79, Deputy Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), was honored with a 2016 Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Rank recipient. Werkhesier, who received a bachelor's degree in geology from Bloomsburg University, is among only one percent of career Federal leaders to be recognized for ‘sustained extraordinary accomplishment’ with this award bestowed by the U.S. president.
  • Congrats to the Soil Judging Team!, which placed first (in only its second year of competition) at the regional soil judging competition held at Penn State!! The team, coached by Dr. Matt Ricker, will be traveling to Illinois to help represent the NE Region at the national contest in April, 2017.
  • Thanks to our alumni for coming back to campus for COST Career Day! Our students found the Panel Discussion very helpful.
  • Never thought much about geography? Well, you should! EGGS professor Dr. Jennifer Haney helps students in her classes see the impact of geography beyond the classroom.
  • EGGS majors like to get out in the field! Learn about prepping for last summer's EGGS 330 - Special Topics in Field Geology course that took students on a tour around Lake Michigan. What did the students get out of the trip?
  • 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 here to learn more about geo-jobs


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