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.

Connect, Critique, Strive Across All Studies

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.

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Research, Partner, Publish in the Sciences

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. 

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Direct, Compose, Perform the Arts

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.

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Experience, Engage, Work in the Humanities

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.

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Investigate, Explore, Apply the Social Sciences

Imagine traveling to South Africa to study child health. We focus on teaching students to understand society and the human impact on our world through deep engagement with professors, and that study often reaches beyond the classroom.

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Journey, Study, Connect through Global Education

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.

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The Pulse of  Academics at F&M

Story 9/4/2015

Moog Wins Prestigious National Education Award in Chemistry

Franklin & Marshall College Professor of Chemistry Richard Moog will be awarded the 2016 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education this March in San  Diego.

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Story 8/25/2015

Chemistry Professor Earns National Award for Scholarship,...

Franklin & Marshall College Associate Professor of Chemistry Scott H. Brewer has been named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.

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Story 8/13/2015

Passion for Ancient Coins Launches First-Year Student Into...

A heads-up from a professor about an opportunity to study ancient coins led to a rare honor for a first-year student.

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Story 7/31/2015

Rolling Into A Rewarding Summer Internship

Mark Rooney '17  spends the summer in Lancaster interning with The Common Wheel, a bike shop that restores damaged bicycles and gives them to local children.

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Story 7/27/2015

A Garden for Pollinators and Research

Where grass once grew adjacent to Franklin & Marshall College's epicenter of sustainability, a pollination garden six years in the making has emerged.

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Story 7/20/2015

Guiding Students From Classroom Learner to Research...

During more than three decades of teaching and conducting scientific research at Franklin & Marshall College, Phyllis Leber has demonstrated a tireless dedication to transforming her undergraduates...

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Story 7/10/2015

Sky Supremacy: Learning to Fight the Air War over Europe

Through trial and error, aircrews in World War II had to learn how to fly new, technologically advanced airplanes and how to fight a resilient, resourceful foe in the European Theatre. The question...

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Story 7/8/2015

Women's Open Brings Acclaimed Golf Writer Ron Sirak '72 Back...

Ron Sirak '72, a veteran golf writer and much-honored journalist, returns to Lancaster this week to cover the best female players in the world during the U.S. Women's Open (USWO).

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Story 6/30/2015

Is There Danger in Radical Western and Japanese Ecological...

From nuclear power accidents to oil spills, activists are responding to the degradation around the world by adopting radical environmental views -- without an understanding of their historical...

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September 07
event 9/7/2015

Working with Preceptors

Faculty Center

  Questions about preceptors for classes? In case you are using a preceptor this term or...

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September 09
event 9/9/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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September 10
event 9/10/2015

Common Hour: What the Best College Students Do: How to Get...

Mayser Gymnasium

Ken Bain President, Best Teachers Institute, and author of “What the Best College Students Do”...

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September 11
event 9/11/2015

What the Best College Teachers Do: Crafting Your Classroom

Faculty Center

**This event will be held in the Academy Room, SFL 2nd floor** While some people seem to be born...

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September 11
event 9/11/2015

What the Best College Teachers Do: Sustaining Your Craft

Faculty Center

**This event will be helod in the Academy Room, SFL, 2nd floor** Faculty members are always...

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September 16
event 9/16/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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September 17
event 9/17/2015

Common Hour: A Memorial Forty Years in the Making: The...

Mayser Gymnasium

William Whitaker Architectural Archives Curator and Collections Manager, University of...

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September 17
event 9/17/2015

New Faculty Orientation

Booth Ferris North

New Faculty Orientation at Franklin & Marshall College is a very important aspect of our year-long...

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September 19
event 9/19/2015

F&M Music Faculty Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

Buy tickets ||  We are proud to present the third annual faculty concert as the opening event for...

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September 23
event 9/23/2015

Canvas Drop-In Support Session

Faculty Center

Drop-in as your schedule allows for assistance with our new course management software -- Canvas....

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