3 Majors: Environmental Studies Environmental Science
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 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
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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...
Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
F&M was a pioneering institution in establishing dual teaching posts for faculty couples. Two professors led the vanguard, one helped turn work-life balance into campus policy.Read More
The Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium has awarded Franklin & Marshall College junior Gillian Williams and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Eve Bratman each the title of PERC...Read More