Educational Programs

We are involved in developing courses that stress sustainability issues that are integral to the geosciences including climate change, energy, water, and natural hazards.  Penn State Geosciences is a member of the NSF-GEO-STEP InTeGrate Center.  We are in the process of developing blended and on-line courses that integrate geosciences and sustainability themes at the general education level.  For more information on InTeGrate, please go to:

The on-line and blended courses developed through the InTeGrate program will be the basis of two fully online programs: (1) a new Certificate of Excellence in Earth Science program, and (2) a minor in Earth Sustainability. These programs are aimed specifically at non-traditional students will be offered through the Penn State World Campus.  Stay tuned for more details.