• Model UN with Professor Elizabeth DeSanto

Employment Opportunity

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a visiting faculty position in Environmental Studies, beginning Fall Semester 2019. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will join a department comprised of both natural and social scientists in an interdisciplinary teaching and research environment. Initial review is on January  7, 2019.

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

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

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 2018

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ENE Winter Newsletter 2017-2018

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ENE Summer Newsletter 2017 

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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 10/25/2018

Autumn Research Fair 2018: Examining the Buzz in Urban...

Kathleen Miao spent the summer between her freshman and sophomore years at Franklin & Marshall College hanging out on rooftops. Her internship with New York’s Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest...

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A Career in American Politics
Story 10/4/2018

A Career in American Politics

Governor Christine Todd Whitman  Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003....

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Story 9/5/2018

Earth & Environment Welcomes New Academic Coordinator...

The Earth & Environment Department welcomes their  new academic department coordinator, Melissa Betrone, a skilled, higher-education professional with a background in sustainable and organic...

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Story 8/27/2018

What's Recyclable and What's Not: Updated Guidelines from...

Starting immediately, and until further notice, the College will collect fewer types of recyclables in order to comply with the new guidelines set forth by Penn Waste, our hauler. 

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Story 8/27/2018

Welcome Back Aritoza Ameen '18, Science Outreach Assistant

Recent F&M graduate Aritoza Ameen '18 has returned to the College as the Science Outreach Assistant.

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