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 '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 Summer Newsletter 2017 

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




ENE Winter Newsletter 2016-2017

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

September 28
event 9/28/2017

Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

Mayser Gymnasium

Peter Marra, Ph.D. Center Head of the Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Institution Peter Marra...

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September 28
event 9/28/2017

Lecture: "Searching for Answers on a Warming Planet: Why We...

Life Science 142 Bonchek Lecture Hall

"Searching for Answers on a Warming Planet: Why We May Need Climate Engineering" Artificially...

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Story 9/14/2017

Naomi Klein: In an Age of Crises, We Move Together to...

 “We don’t live in a time when there is just one urgent crisis,” Klein told a large turnout for F&M's Sept. 14 Common Hour. “We live in a time of overlapping and intersecting crises.”

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Story 9/11/2017

Reception for Naomi Klein and screening of This Changes...

You are invited to attend a reception for Common Hour speaker Naomi Klein immediately following her talk in the Center for the Sustainable Environment's Community Outreach Room.

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Story 9/6/2017

Join the Green Office Checklist Challenge!

Help make Franklin and Marshall College a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus - join the Green Office Checklist Challenge!

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Story 9/1/2017

Off-Campus Study: Shelby Sawyer '18

Environmental Science major spends her semester off campus on a research trek through Patagonia.

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Story 8/28/2017

Three-Mile Island Community Information Night Sept. 7

Exelon Generation will be hosting its annual “Three-Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station Community Information Night”  from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 7 for the general public. 

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