How F&M Does the Sciences
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
- Animal Behavior Studies
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Cognitive Science
- Computer Science
- Earth & Environmental Science
- Engineering (through F&M’s STEM Professions Advising program)
- Environmental Studies
- Moral Psychology
- Pre-Dental (through F&M’s Health Professions Advising program)
- Pre-Health (through F&M’s Health Professions Advising program)
- Pre-Medicine (through F&M’s Health Professions Advising program)
- Pre-Veterinary (through F&M’s Health Professions Advising program)
- Public Health
- Science, Technology and Society
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.
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.Explore success beyond F&M »
See Science at F&M in Action
September 28, 2023
Future Lawyer Expands Her Resume With Hands-on Legal Experience
Morgan Hovan ’24, a math and economics major, was the first F&M student to declare the Legal Studies Certificate. Explore how this decision is helping carve her path toward a successful career in law.
September 26, 2023
Students Stargaze at Cherry Springs Retreat
Students attended a recent weekend retreat to Cherry Springs State Park for two nights of stargazing in September. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park for its spectacular views of the Milky Way.
August 31, 2023
NATO Humanitarian Demining Robot Tested at F&M
A team of two cooperating robots roamed a field at Franklin & Marshall’s Baker Campus Aug. 29 to demonstrate to an international audience their capabilities at demining war-torn areas.