3 Majors:       Environmental Studies  Environmental Science 
Geosciences

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

​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

 

  • Hawaii trip ENE

Hawai'i -- Spring Break 2015

The Petrology class (GEO322) travelled to Hawai'i during Spring Break, March 14-22. Professor Stan Mertzman took 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 hiked the Kilauea I'ki trail, hiked to Mauna Ulu shield volcano and pit crater, and explored the Nahuku lava tube. Read more:  http://www.fandm.edu/news/latest-news/2015/04/02/a-geoscience-course-takes-students-to-volcanic-hawaii

Why study our Earth & Environment?

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

The Pulse

December 03
event 12/3/2015

Climate Change & National Security

Lisa Bonchek Adams 200 Auditorium

"Climate Change and National Security: People not Polar Bears"   Dr. David Titley is a...

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February 12
event 2/12/2016

Darwin Day 2016

Booth Ferris

Roger D. K. Thomas, John Williamson Nevins Professor of Geosciences, will be the speaker for Darwin...

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Story 8/31/2015

Gardening Orientation for First-Year Students

A group of first-year students started their semester in the campus vegetable garden, participating in a nascent pre-orientation program centered on healthy food and sustainable living.

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Story 8/3/2015

F&M Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Recycling

F&M recently was recognized for its waste reduction efforts by the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania.  

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Story 7/31/2015

Rolling Into A Rewarding Summer Internship

Mark Rooney '17  spends the summer in Lancaster interning with The Common Wheel, a bike shop that restores damaged bicycles and gives them to local children.

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Story 7/27/2015

A Garden for Pollinators and Research

Where grass once grew adjacent to Franklin & Marshall College's epicenter of sustainability, a pollination garden six years in the making has emerged.

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Story 7/21/2015

Enjoying life on the seas: The Good, The Bad and The...

The Good: We were very excited for our second day on the R/V Bellows, sailing out of the Florida Institute of Oceanography Marine Lab. Our first day was spent scouting out possible offshore sites to...

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