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

 

ENE '17 graduate attends United Nations conference on Biodiversity

Lea Senft '17 joined Elizabeth De Santo, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, at the fifth plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Bonn, Germany.  Read about her experience here.

 

 

 

ENE Researchers trace source of The Bubble in Boiling Springs, PA

Jake Longenecker '17, along with Professor Bob Walter and Adjunct Assistant Professor Tim Bechtel,  has been investigating the mysterious source of The Bubble for several years. Their surprising findings are available at AGU Publications:

 "Geophysical Research Letters"

Read more about their project in the F&M "Diplomat".

 

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 7/6/2017

F&M Researchers Find Ground Water Runs Deeper Than...

The Bubble, a spring that provides most of the water for a lake in the central Pennsylvania hamlet of Boiling Springs, is an old mystery to residents who speculate about the spring’s source.  

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Story 6/22/2017

Student Investigates Why Grocery Stores Leave Neighborhoods

It was the first Giant grocery in the city of Lancaster, located in a low- to moderate-income neighborhood, but after 40 years, the supermarket chain closed the store, leading to protests and...

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Story 6/12/2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Open for Free Public...

F&M has opened two dual charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in College Square’s parking lot. The stations are free to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. 

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Story 4/5/2017

Earth Day 2017 at Millport

Come celebrate Earth Day with a full slate of activities!

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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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