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Common Academic Questions

As you attempt to become familiar with the academic program, it is critical that you become familiar with both the curriculum and the academic resources available to you.  This section of the New Student Programs web addresses questions like:

  • What should I know about the F&M curriculum?
  • Could you tell me more about Foundations courses?
  • What should I know about academic advising?

We purposefully group these questions into categories for your convenience.  They should make sense once you delve into the different sections. Please choose a section header from the sidebar at the left or select below to continue your exploration.

About The Basics

About The F&M Curriculum

About Departments, Majors, Minors & Programs

About First Year Seminars & The Writing Requirement

About Mathematics

About Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology

About Language Studies

First-Year Course Offerings

About 3/2 Engineering

The International Studies program benefits from F&M's proximity to New York, Washington, Philadelphia, and Baltimore in terms of planning field trips and inviting speakers to campus.