Global warming. Alternative energy sources. Watershed destruction. Issues of huge import stand at the center of the Franklin & Marshall Environmental Studies major.
When you choose an Environmental Studies major within the F&M Department of Earth and Environment, you will learn how society utilizes science to develop environmental policy, and how such decisions are affected by the values of the stakeholders.
This major is based in a department nationally recognized for its excellence, with other courses taught by faculty across the College. Classes are small, typically with less than 20 students.
Environmental Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach to study critical issues of our times, like global warming, ecotourism, and wilderness protection. Interaction with the Public Policy Program, the Local Economy Center, and various campus sustainability initiatives takes advantage of interest in the environment across the College community.
Study abroad is encouraged, which recently allowed one of our majors to work with the Green Party of Ireland. Contacts with local, state, and national environmental professionals enhance the program, and generate possibilities for internships and employment.
Download a pdf of the courses needed for the major.