What Sets F&M Apart
Collaboration is the cornerstone of a Franklin & Marshall education. What makes academics at F&M truly distinctive is that our students work side by side with professors who want to help them realize ideas, not just talk or read about them.
Every F&M student has the opportunity to be creative, examine values and test theories beyond the classroom.
The "Connections" curriculum that unites all areas of study at F&M cultivates in students —throughout their four years — the ability to apply innovative solutions to complex problems: Connect ideas. Connect across different majors. Connect with the world.Read more
Snorkle in the ocean off Hawaii, swing from the trees in Costa Rica or discover pulsars in the observatory. F&M students in the natural sciences work shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty in the laboratory, through experiences studying in the field, and through advising throughout independent research.Read more
At F&M, faculty are committed to working one-on-one with students who strive to stage their own plays, compose their own music, choreograph their own dance, write their own novels, and produce their own films. Our students learn about past and current masters, and can become masters themselves.Read more
Students at F&M engage with the big questions in ways they might never have imagined. Some travel to Tuscany to uncover answers as part of a Classics course, or work with a professor to explore questions of justice. Our study of the humanities fuels lifelong learning.Read more
At Franklin & Marshall, a global education involves not only classroom engagement, but also hands-on experiential learning in communities around the world. At any given moment, F&M students can be found on any of six continents across the globe.Read more
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The Pulse of Academics at F&M
A Yale University professor discussed "Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders," at the Feb. 26 Common Hour.Read More
Two of F&M's three teams chose the Ebola challenge, while the third tackled the search for a lost plane as they competed in the 2015 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, held on college campuses around...Read More
When Anton Chekhov's play "Three Sisters" premiered in 1901, it was instantly popular with audiences, who warmly embraced the playwright's exploration of the complexity of humanity. Franklin &...Read More
More than a decade of studying the development of the seeds of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana paid off for a Franklin & Marshall College professor when he recently was awarded a three-year, $...Read More
Given recent events in the U.S. -- simmering racial tensions, police shootings of unarmed black youth, and the fight for the rights of immigrants and the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual...Read More
The pain of childbirth was the topic of the annual "Darwin Day" lecture Feb. 13 at the Franklin & Marshall College program on science, technology and society, this year presented by author and Penn...Read More
Professor of Geoscience Stan Mertzman regaled a Common Hour audience on February 12 with stories about his geology fieldwork with students and his longstanding collaboration with scientists at NASA...Read More
The tradition of the self-effacing musician performing a composer's work without showmanship has been a source of debate that dates to the 19th century, and Franklin & Marshall Assistant Professor...Read More
Claire Potter Professor of History, The New School for Public Engagement This Common Hour talk...Read More
Lisa Bonchek Adams 200 Auditorium
John Tirman is the author of several books on global affairs, and more than one hundred articles...Read More