3 Majors:       Environmental Studies  Environmental Science 

Environmental Studies

Humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences combine to examine how humans interact with, and impact, the environment around them. Students focus on issues like global warming, alternative energy sources, wilderness protection, and natural resources. 

Study the environment from diverse perspectives

Environmental Science

Environment Science uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate environmental issues. Cutting-edge field, laboratory and computing equipment are used to evaluate and solve environmental problems within a societal context. Contacts with local, state, and national professionals enhance the program.

Make the Earth your classroom


​Geosciences emphasizes the dynamic processes that shape our planet, looking at the minerals and rocks that comprise it and the interdisciplinary study of the Earth’s surface and interior. This major has a proven track record, consistently ranking among the best undergraduate programs in the country.  .

Field-based learning around the world

What's New

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Dr. Mark Person '80 will be this week's speaker at ENE Light Lunch.

"The Pleistocene Hydrogeology of North America: The Role of Ice Sheets"

Friday, February 20, 2015 * 12:00noon * Hackman 119

A pizza lunch will be provided.

Why study our Earth & Environment?

Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...

The Pulse

Story 2/18/2015

Sodexo Employee Honored for Composting Efforts

Sodexo employee Terry Palmer was honored for his outstanding efforts in promoting the food waste collection program in Franklin and Marshall's dining hall. 

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Story 2/18/2015

PERC Honors Campus Sustainability Champions

Two members of the Franklin and Marshall community were honored recently as Campus Sustainability Champions by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium at its fall conference. 

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Story 2/13/2015

Darwin Day Lecture: Professor Explores Why Childbirth Pains...

The pain of childbirth was the topic of the annual "Darwin Day" lecture Feb. 13 at the Franklin & Marshall College program on science, technology and society, this year presented by author and Penn...

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Story 2/12/2015

Magma and Lava and X-rays, Oh My! From 1972 to 2015 and...

Stan Mertzman Earl D. Stage and Mary E. Stage Professor of Geosciences, Department of Earth & Environment; 2014 Recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship

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Story 2/12/2015

Rockers, Rocks and a Geoscience Professor's Volcanic...

Professor of Geoscience Stan Mertzman regaled a Common Hour audience on February 12 with stories about his geology fieldwork with students and his longstanding collaboration with scientists at NASA...

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