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

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

​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

 

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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National Monuments Need Protection

De Santo discussed “Unraveling Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy: America’s National Monuments Under Threat” at the College’s Nov. 30 Common Hour. 

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Geoscience Founders Society calendar with locations

Each year we compile images into a calendar as a thank-you gift to donors to the Geoscience Founders Society. Click through this slide show to see the images with their locations identified. 

2021 GFS Calendar with locations identified.

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

Common Hour - Fear and Loathing in Our Discourse: Dangerous Speech and What to Do About It
Story 11/4/2020

Fear and Loathing in Our Discourse: Dangerous Speech and...

Cathy Buerger Director of Research, Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) No one is born hating or fearing other people. That has to be taught – and those harmful lessons seem to be similar, though...

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Story 10/26/2020

Seeking Solutions to Make Lancaster County Greener

For a project committed to making Lancaster Country carbon neutral, Michele Jacobs, F&M environmental studies major, worked to prioritize top solutions toward that goal.  

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Story 10/22/2020

Everyone Needs Healthy Dose of Skepticism, Mueller Fellow...

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha let concerns with her community as a physician and scientist overcome her self-doubt in exposing a public health crisis.

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