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 7/2/2019

National Science Foundation Awards Tech Infrastructure...

 The National Science Foundation recently awarded Franklin & Marshall College a $400,000 Campus Cyberinfrastructure grant to continues to build state-of-the-art technology resources that...

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Story 5/6/2019

Math Students Counted Second in ‘DataFest’ Competition

For 48 hours one weekend in early April, four mathematics majors interested in statistics and data science from Franklin & Marshall College worked round-the-clock, mining data in a competition with...

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Story 4/10/2019

2019 Spring Research Fair: ‘Wabi-Sabi’ in the Land of the...

From Franklin & Marshall College, the path to the Asian East is through the Americas’ West, which is the route senior Anton Arapin, a computer science and a mathematics major followed to reach his...

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