A School of Science student looks at a Petri dish with a professor; students walk to and from the Science Complex; and a student studies bone fragments in a biology lab.

School of Science

What’s the formula for academic success? Access to the faculty and research facilities of a global university + learning in smaller-sized classes = the Penn State Behrend School of Science.

Our students are given a hands-on, practical science education guided by experienced faculty. They also have opportunities to conduct substantive research experiences not typically offered at the undergraduate level.

Students learn about environmental science at Wintergreen Gorge, adjacent to campus.

The B.S. in Environmental Science is the only undergraduate degree at Penn State that uses the studies of biology, chemistry, and geoscience to examine the human-earth interface. The program trains you to understand environmental processes, to analyze and solve environmental problems, and to communicate to other scientists and the public the consequences of using the planet’s energy and natural resources.