Graduate Success

Coursework within the environmental science program promotes the application of real-world skills in and out of the classroom including developing forest and wildlife management plans, delineating wetlands, designing campus sustainability initiatives, and using GIS to create maps. All LVC environmental science graduates have held an internship or conducted research with an LVC faculty member before they graduated. Many students have done both.

Environment science students have held internships at Pennsylvania DEP, Quittapahilla Watershed Association, DCNR, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Hershey Gardens, Lebanon Conservancy, Lancaster Conservancy, Lebanon Refuse Authority, Clarence Shock Memorial Park, and Ft. Indiantown Gap. Research students have presented their work at Inquiry, Disappearing Boundaries, University of Maryland Baltimore Country’s Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemical and Biological Sciences, Annual Entomological Society of Pennsylvania Meeting, and Pennsylvania Botany Symposium. 

These above experiences make our students competitive for employment after graduation. Recent alumni have worked as an Environmental Protection Specialist at Naval Supply Systems, Scientists at Eurofins, Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance Coordinator at the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Forest Insect Pest Aide at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and Veterinary Assistant at Reading Humane Society.   

Our graduates have also gone on to Widener University Commonwealth Law School and graduate programs at the University of Utah, Colorado State University, Virginia Tech University, and Arkansas Tech University.  

Elizabeth “Libby” Cieniewicz is studying at Cornell in their graduate program

Field Work: Valley Alum Pursues Ph.D. at Cornell University

Research and leadership skills developed at LVC set Elizabeth “Libby” Cieniewicz apart from her peers in the Ph.D. program at Cornell University.