3 Majors:       Environmental Studies  Environmental Science 

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 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


ENE Light Lunch 3/24/17 - Pam Lazos: writer, blogger, and EPA lawyer

12:00 noon @ HAC 119

"Gender Discrepancies in Water Access and Burdens"





ENE Winter Newsletter 2016-2017 is available on-line! 

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




Why study our Earth & Environment?

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

The Pulse

Story 3/27/2017

Research Takes Senior, Professor to Bonn UN Conference on...

Senior Lea Senft’s twin passions for wildlife and environmental conservation and her research into public policy recently sent her to a United Nations conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Story 3/8/2017

World Renowned Geology Business Leader Speaks at F&M

Cynthia Carroll P’20, a geologist who has led some of the world’s largest mining companies, visited Franklin & Marshall College March 7 to speak to a group of geoscience and business students about...

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Story 2/28/2017

Get your Spring/Summer CSA shares

Are you interested in eating local, organic food this summer? Check out Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative's Community Supported Agriculture servie program! 

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Story 2/21/2017

Emi Okikawa '17

Environmental Studies major studies on IES Abroad Tokyo - Language & Culture program in Japan.

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Story 2/13/2017

Students Explore Energy Sources and Industry in Colorado

Fractured rocks, soaring oil rigs that move on hydraulic legs, and massive wind turbines are just some of the aspects of the nation’s energy industry that a group of Franklin & Marshall College...

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