How F&M Does the Sciences

When we say “sciences,” we mean subjects that study aspects of the physical and natural world. Areas of study in the sciences include biology, math, animal behavior, computer science, chemistry, physics, public health and more.

Vibrant and inclusive, the sciences at F&M cross boundaries and weave subjects together in ways you didn’t know were possible. As a future scientist, you’ll find we’re committed to your education by providing a place of discovery and forming a culture of collaboration along the path to scientific discovery. At F&M, you’ll learn about the scientific process, engage in critical thinking, take an active role both in and out of the classroom and collaborate with our world-class faculty, who are immersed in a wide variety of cutting-edge research and are eager to welcome you into their laboratories.

Subjects You Can Study

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Out-of-the-Classroom Learning

Field experience is a fundamental component of teaching and research in the sciences at F&M. You’ll have opportunities to immerse yourself in fieldwork as part of science courses, as well as collaborative and independent research, internships and even weeks- or weekend-long departmental field excursions with faculty and other students to places like Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Grand Canyon, Florida Keys, and Death Valley.

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Careers in the Sciences

After graduating from F&M, many of our students pursue advanced degrees and cutting-edge research at leading programs around the world. Other students leverage the skills they've gained from the sciences — the ability to reason, analyze data, and understand scientific methodology among others — and find success in careers in medicine, healthcare, law, government, finance, software development, information technology, engineering, education, and much more.

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See Science at F&M in Action

April 12, 2024

Senior Spotlight: Micheala Patalano

Micheala Patalano shares how music at F&M, particularly singing and performing with the a cappella group Sweet Ophelia, helped the College feel like a true home.

April 9, 2024

Campus Celebrates Solar Eclipse

It’s not every day you catch a cosmic phenomenon between classes. F&M students did just that Monday, witnessing the country’s last total solar eclipse until 2044.

April 2, 2024

‘Pursuing the Animal Husbandry and Primate Training Certificate Was a No-Brainer.’

Shoshana Frank has always known that she wanted to pursue a career in an animal-related field. To complement her animal behavior studies major and caretaker duties in F&M’s Vivarium, Frank decided to pursue F&M’s animal husbandry and primate training certificate. “The certificate program provides students with an experiential component that builds on the foundational knowledge we gain from our classes,” she said.