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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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 4/3/2020

Helping to Save Bird Population Decline

With an estimated decline of 3 billion avifauna in North America since 1970, two Franklin & Marshall professors embarked this winter on installing a series of bird boxes on two campus annexes that...

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Story 3/5/2020

Geoscience Senior Earns First Place in State Poster...

Franklin & Marshall College geoscience major Elizabeth Driscoll received first place for her research poster by the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists.  

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Story 1/31/2020

Journalist, Author Discusses Conservation Challenges

David Quammen,  award-winning author and journalist, described the current challenges faced by the conservation movement in the United States as acontinuation of an ongoing paradox in his Jan. 30...

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