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
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
Join us for ENE Light Lunch this Friday, April 10th!
Elizabeth & William B. White, Penn State University (emeriti)
“Ground Water in Karstic Terrain: A Half Century of Progress"
The Whites have published separately in about 20 different fields spanning crystal physics; infrared, luminescence and raman spectroscopy; igneous and aqueous geochemistry; stormwater management; geologic hazards; mine reclamation; and nuclear waste management... to name a few! The topics on which they collaborate are karst geomorphology and hydrogeology.
12:00noon, Hackman 119 - 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...
Separately, Franklin & Marshall College, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium (PERC) have done much to promote sustainability and...Read More
During the mid-March spring break, a group of geoscience students and their professor trekked through tubes of rock where hot lava flowed 50 years ago, examined ancient petroglyph images carved in...Read More
Building a natural gas pipeline through Lancaster County might produce economic benefits for the region, but the cost of the project to the environment and social fabric ultimately would be too high,...Read More
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