3 Majors: Environmental Studies Environmental Science
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
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
Facilities & Support
Spring Break 2015
The Petrology class (GEO322) will travel to Hawai'i during Spring Break, March 14-22. Professor Stan Mertzman will take 10 students to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. In addition to spending a day with noted volcanologist Don Swanson examining evidence for intense bursts of pyroclastic activity at Kilauea volcano, the group will hike the Kilauea I'ki trail, hike to Pu'u Huluhulu kipuka, hike to Mauna Ulu shield volcano and pit crater, and explore the Nahuku lava tube. They will spend one day each hiking Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes.
Why study our Earth & Environment?
Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
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The longest cave system in the world harbors a secret, one that a Franklin & Marshall College professor and his students have been working to uncover for the better part of four years.Read More
Franklin & Marshall College is hosting Central Pennsylvania's GreenCon, a conference and expo on March 19 in the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center and the Life Science and Philosophy Building.Read More