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

 

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 Winter 2018-2019 Newsletter

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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 7/2/2019

National Science Foundation Awards Tech Infrastructure...

 The National Science Foundation recently awarded Franklin & Marshall College a $400,000 Campus Cyberinfrastructure grant to continues to build state-of-the-art technology resources that...

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Finding Motivation

It’s six a.m. and we’re off. Despite it being morning, the moon is still shining brightly. In about an hour the sun will illuminate the sky, and in another hour, we will be at our destination. The...

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Communication is Key

“Some folks have found that the first day on the boat is the hardest”- Paul Harnik   I think the first day on the boat was not the roughest day I’ve had. The first day BACK on the boat, on the...

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Self Doubts and Self Discovery

This research experience is the first time I have ever been exposed to field work. Though I was ecstatic to receive the offer to be part of the Paleo Lab, I was unsure what to expect or even how to...

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A new experience

Before applying for this internship, I didn’t have any research experience; my main drive was to acquire the skills necessary to conduct my own research someday. I know this might sound a bit of a...

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