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



ENE Light Lunch 4/4/17 - Bill Fowler, Principal Environmental Engineer, Golder Associates

12:00 noon @ HAC 119

"Engineering Earth's Development, Preserving Earth's Integrity: A Cook's Tour of Environmental Geology in California"




ENE Winter Newsletter 2016-2017 is available on-line! 

Printed copies have been mailed, but it's 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

Story 4/5/2017

Earth Day 2017 at Millport

Come celebrate Earth Day with a full slate of activities!

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Story 3/27/2017

Research Takes Senior, Professor to Bonn UN Conference on...

Senior Lea Senft’s twin passions for wildlife and environmental conservation and her research into public policy recently sent her to a United Nations conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Story 3/8/2017

World Renowned Geology Business Leader Speaks at F&M

Cynthia Carroll P’20, a geologist who has led some of the world’s largest mining companies, visited Franklin & Marshall College March 7 to speak to a group of geoscience and business students about...

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Story 2/28/2017

Get your Spring/Summer CSA shares

Are you interested in eating local, organic food this summer? Check out Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative's Community Supported Agriculture servie program! 

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Story 2/21/2017

Off-Campus Study: Emi Okikawa '17

Environmental Studies major studies on IES Abroad Tokyo - Language & Culture program in Japan.

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