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

 

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.

Latest ENE Newsletter

Read through the latest updates from team Earth and Environment! Hear about faculty and student research, alumni at work and play, news from the department and Geoscience Founders Society.  

Catch up with Earth and Environment

Darwin Day 2021

In celebration of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin, faculty member Ryan Flower presented, "Ancient Seeds of Evolutionary Theories" to a virtual audience on February 17, 2021. Click through to watch the video.  

Darwin Day at F&M 2021

Why study the Earth and Environment at F&M?

Undergraduate students participate in scientific research at Franklin & Marshall... 
F&M Research: Paleo in the Gulf
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 7/1/2021

Geosciences Professor Earns Outstanding Educator Award

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.

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Story 5/11/2021

Student Greenzine Founder Earns Udall Scholarship

F&M junior Max Sano was named a 2021 Udall Scholar. He is the first F&M student to receive this award, the premier undergraduate scholarship for environmentalism that provides up to $7,000 for a...

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Story 4/28/2021

Student, Professor Named 2021 Campus Sustainability...

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...

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