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
Environmental 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
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Each year we compile images into a calendar as a thank-you gift to donors to the Geoscience Founders Society. Click through this slide show to see the images with their locations identified.2021 GFS Calendar with locations identified.
Why study the Earth and Environment at F&M?
F&M offers diverse opportunities in studying the physical sciences...
Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
Cathy Buerger Director of Research, Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) No one is born hating or fearing other people. That has to be taught – and those harmful lessons seem to be similar, though...Read More
For a project committed to making Lancaster Country carbon neutral, Michele Jacobs, F&M environmental studies major, worked to prioritize top solutions toward that goal.Read More
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha let concerns with her community as a physician and scientist overcome her self-doubt in exposing a public health crisis.Read More