Employment Opportunities

Two Faculty Positions Beginning Fall 2023:  Data Science Tenure-Track Professor and Applied Mathematics Tenure-Track Professor

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Remembering Prof. Baeth

Nick Baeth loved life.  He loved his family, he loved his students, he loved academia, and he loved mathematics.  

In Memoriam

Check Out Recent Department & Alumni News

See what our students, faculty and math major and minor alumni are doing in the latest F&M Math eNewsletter!

Summing Up Newsletter

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.

Studying mathematics is an exceptional way to prepare for many types of careers. Math majors learn to start with a blank page, consider a few assumptions, and convincingly argue a solution for a focused question. It builds personal confidence and develops problem solving skills. This intellectual discipline, coupled with good writing skills, allows one to be successful at almost any pursuit. 

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.

 

Math Happenings

Check out news, activities, sponsored events and other happenings in the Math Department.

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Alumni Perspectives: Sharing Career Tips

What they're doing and what they'd like you to know about life after F&M.

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For Current Students

Diplomath Research Corps, math organizations, tutoring, tips & resources for learning.

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The Study Abroad Experience

Study mathematics almost anywhere in the world.  These students did. 

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Student Research & Honors Projects

Get a glimpse of student research projects and more details.

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Meet the Department: Faculty & Staff

See all faculty and staff who are part of Mathematics.

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The Pulse of Math at F&M

Story 8/24/2022

Actuarial Internships Predict Health, Business Risk

Two Franklin & Marshall College seniors, the inaugural recipients of the Roy Goldman '69 Actuarial Sciences Support Fund, landed internships this summer.

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Story 8/19/2022

F&M Senior Explores 'Core Spirit' of Today’s Engineering...

What is engineering for humanity? F&M senior Yusong (Sebastian) Deng spent his summer working as a student researcher on a project he called the “core spirit” of today’s engineering studies. 

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Story 7/27/2022

Students Aiming for the Stars

An F&M student busily helped their professor with final calculations to one of JWST's first projects that went up this week.

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