A Hallmark of  Enlightened Society

The study of mathematics is a hallmark of enlightened society, as it has been for millennia. Mathematics helps us understand our world and ourselves, and it is fun.

Mathematics is one of the oldest of the liberal arts. The study of mathematics has been used for centuries to train students to think clearly and creatively. Mathematical applications enlighten other disciplines and inform society. The Mathematics major at Franklin & Marshall offers an ideal balance between developing practical applications and analyzing fundamental principles.

Recent graduates have become actuaries, engineering and computer consultants, financial analysts, teachers, insurance agents, laboratory technicians and research assistants, and many Mathematics majors choose to attend graduate school in math or related fields.

Our Mission: The Department of Mathematics offers both a major and two minors. In addition, we support the general curriculum of the College by offering mathematical courses that are of interest to students in a broad variety of academic majors. We are dedicated to instilling in our students the capacity for thoughtful engagement with quantitative, geometric, and logical reasoning. As they progress through the mathematics curriculum, students are expected to become increasingly adept at developing conjectures, constructing correct proofs and refuting weak ones, creating and using mathematical models to describe physical phenomena, and working with abstract structures.

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The Pulse of Math at F&M

Story 6/14/2017

Mathematics Models Provide Insight Into Brain Function

A room in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is not where you would expect to find research on the neurological pathways of brain function; however, for a Franklin & Marshall...

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Story 3/20/2017

A Focus on Training the Next Generation of Scientists

At first glance, the large instrument, which has its own room in Franklin & Marshall College’s Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building, appears like an ordinary microscope. 

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Story 2/2/2017

Lindback Recipient: Math Offers Different Perspectives on...

Franklin & Marshall College’s 2016 recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Professor of Mathematics Annalisa Crannell, stood before the audience in Mayser Gymnasium to discuss how...

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