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Environmental Science Program

As the human population grows larger, we are becoming more aware of the environment as our life support system. Our need for clean air, clean water, energy sources, fertile soil, etc., becomes more urgent with the addition of each new human on the planet, and we also recognize the need to share these resources with other species on the planet. Because of this urgency, environmental issues have become very important internationally, nationally, and locally.  


The next Generation will need many more people who are trained to study and respond to environmental issues. Environmental issues are not just scientific issues, thus we will need teams of people who can study theses issues from scientific as well as, technical ethical, political economic and social perspectives. 


Program Description

Lincoln University is seeking outstanding High School Seniors for its Environmental Science Program (ESP). The University has been awarded funding by the Environmental Protection Agency and other government and private organizations to establish a center for training minority students for careers in the environmental sciences. The ESP is an interdisciplinary program coordinated by the Chemistry and Biology Departments at Lincoln University. Students may tailor their studies to focus on chemistry or biology. A description of the required courses for each track is available by clicking on the links Biology Track  and Chemistry Track.


Careers and Interests for Environmental Science Majors

Environmental Health Science,  Environmental Toxicology,   Water Quality Management,   Air Quality Management,   Solid Waste Management,   Hazardous Waste Management,   Energy Management,  Land and Water ConservationFishery and Wildlife Management,   Parks and Outdoor Recreation,   Forestry


Contact Information:


Derrick Swinton, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Environmental Science

1570 Baltimore Pike
Wright Hall, MSC 35, P.O. Box 179
Lincoln University, PA 19352


David F. Royer, Ph.D.
Chairman of Biology Department
1570 Baltimore Pike
Grimm Hall 305
Lincoln University, PA 19352
Phone: 484-365-7511

Email: royer@lincoln.edu