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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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...
Franklin & Marshall College geoscience major Elizabeth Driscoll received first place for her research poster by the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists.Read More
David Quammen, award-winning author and journalist, described the current challenges faced by the conservation movement in the United States as acontinuation of an ongoing paradox in his Jan. 30...Read More
To help determine the age of a newly discovered 3.8-million-year-old fossil that brought worldwide attention, an F&M geoscientist was enlisted to examine igneous rock from the region where it was...Read More