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


16th Annual DARWIN DAY Lecture & Luncheon

Reading Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in Abraham Lincoln's America 

Friday, February 2, 2018 * 12:00 noon * Steinman College Ctr.

Dr. Sandra Herbert, author of Charles Darwin, Geologist, is also well known for her scholarly edition of Darwin's Red Notebook. 

Lecture and buffet luncheon are free and open to the public.  Reservations are appreciated to dkadyk@fandm.edu or 717-358-4133.

Presented by the program of Science, Technology, & Society and the Department of Earth & Environment.


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 2017 

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


ENE Winter Newsletter 2017-2018

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

February 27
event 2/27/2018

Economics Talk - Maureen Cropper

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Why Do We Need a Social Cost of Carbon? One approach to climate policy is to specify a maximum...

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Story 1/30/2018

F&M's 'Darwin Day' Lecture: Reading 'Origin of Species' in...

Just a few days before the 209th birthdays of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, Franklin & Marshall College’s Feb. 9 “Darwin Day” lecture will feature Sandra Herbert, president-elect of the History...

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Story 12/1/2017

​Seismic Station

F&M's seismic station gets a new home 

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Story 11/30/2017

National Monuments Need Protection, Environmental Studies...

Efforts by the current administration to reduce the number and size of U.S. national monuments are misguided, said Elizabeth De Santo, Franklin & Marshall assistant professor of environmental studies...

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Unraveling Teddy Rosevelt's Legacy
Story 11/30/2017

Unravelling Teddy Roosevelt's Legacy: America's National...

Elizabeth De Santo Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Since its inception in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used over 100 times to protect America's natural and cultural heritage...

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Story 11/29/2017

Thomas Named Fellow to National Science Association

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Franklin & Marshall’s Roger D. K. Thomas as one of its Fellows.

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