Education in environmental sciences at Wilkes University occurs in the Biology Department as well as in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science. Students in the Biology Department can take courses in ecology, animal behavior, and field botany. Students in Environmental Engineering and Earth Science can take courses in meteorology, biogeochemistry, and geographic information systems (GIS). All courses including laboratories are taught by faculty members. In addition to courses during the regular spring and fall semesters, special field courses are offered during the summer session.
Wilkes University is a
member of Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium which offers summer courses in marine biology, marine ichthyology, marine mammals as well as other topics. Wilkes also offers a course in tropical ecology in Costa Rica. In addition, there are
extensive research opportunities including full-time summer research internships supported by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, and the Fenner Foundation.