Gettysburg College partners with Hood College on accelerated environmental science degree program

Student studying outside near the woods
Environmental studies major Max Butcher ’19 reads notes outside the Science Center.

As part of a collaboration with Hood College for a fast-tracked master’s degree in environmental science, Gettysburg College students will be able to work toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental studies and environmental biology simultaneously.

“We are proud to be a part of this collaboration that will help a number of our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will help them to address some of the most important challenges of our times,” Gettysburg College Provost Chris Zappe said. “The experiences that these students will gain from their interactions with the excellent faculties at both Gettysburg and Hood College will help them to have truly consequential educations.”

Beginning with members of the current senior class, Gettysburg students, as well as McDaniel College students, will be able to transfer six to nine undergraduate senior credits toward the 33-credit requirement in Hood’s graduate-level environmental biology program. They may also waive up to eight credits of introductory graduate classes and instead apply for specialty elective courses such as “Insect Ecology,” “Soil Ecology,” or “Plant Ecology.”

“This unique partnership will address our world’s most pressing environmental issues by providing local, regional, and national companies with well-trained environmental experts,” said Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine. “In offering this fast-tracked pathway towards a master’s degree in environmental science, we can save our students both time and money as they earn their degree.”

Learn more about Hood’s Master of Science program in environmental biology.

Photo by Miranda Harple
Posted: 11/19/21