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

 

Roger D. K. Thomas honored as a Fellow of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science

Congratulation to Roger Thomas, the John Williamson Nevin Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus. Roger will be honored by the AAAS at their meeting in Austin, TX in February 2018. 

Read more in Peter Durantine's article.

 

 

 

"Unravelling Teddy Roosevelt's Legacy: America's National Monuments Under Threat"

Elizabeth De Santo, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, spoke at F&M's Common Hour "Now Hour" November 30th. Prof. De Santo was nominated to present the topic by students in her ENE216 Environmental Policy class.  Read Gregory L. Wright's article.

 

 

 

 

ENE Summer Newsletter 2017 

Printed copies have been mailed, but it's available online anytime by clicking the image on the left! 

 

ENE Winter Newsletter 2017-2018

Available online anytime by clicking the image on the left.

 

 

 

Why study the Earth and Environment at F&M?

F&M offers diverse opportunities in studying the physical sciences... 
Physical Sciences at F&M
 
 
Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
Why Earth Science?

The Pulse

Story 8/11/2018

TMI Summer Family Fun Fest

Three-Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station invites you and your family to meet with our family to learn more about the clean energy we make and the positive impact we have with the clean jobs right...

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Story 7/16/2018

Building a Robot with Lasers, Flight-of-Time Cameras and...

In a quiet room in Franklin & Marshall College’s Hackman Physical Sciences Laboratories building, senior Gabriella Sallai stands at the intersection of physics and geoscience as she works on a...

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Story 7/12/2018

Summer Research: The Honeybee in Global Environmental...

Like bats, moths, and other pollinators, honeybees help to fertilize crops and allow humans to produce diverse foods. But because these pollinators are harmed by pesticides, fungicides and...

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Story 7/11/2018

‘Embattled River,’ Schuyler’s Latest Book on the Hudson...

In his latest book, F&M's David Schuyler examines the ongoing fight of more than half a century to protect and preserve the river's environment and the spectacularly scenic landscape that evokes the...

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Story 6/15/2018

Conservation Paleobiology: What’s Natural in the Ocean

Five Franklin & Marshall College students and Assistant Professor of Geosciences Paul Harnik boarded boats along the Louisiana and Alabama coasts and sailed hours into the Gulf of Mexico to collect...

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