Franklin and Marshall College - Bachelor's Degree

Franklin & Marshall College, a residential college, is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education, which aims to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine love for learning.

  • Average Tuition USD 65,640

School Description

Franklin and Marshall College was not only the first bilingual college in the country, but also the first coeducational institute. It's first class was made up of 78 men and 36 women. One of it's first year students was Richea Gratz, the first female college student in the United States.

Bachelor Programs

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    American Studies

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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    Anthropology

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    Art History

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Bioinformatics

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of computer-based technologies and services to biological, biomedical, and biotechnology research. Includes instruction in algorithms, network architecture, principles of software design, human interface design, usability studies, search strategies, database management and data mining, digital image processing, computer graphics and animation, CAD, computer programming, and applications to experimental design and analysis and to specific quantitative, modeling, and analytical studies in the various biological specializations.

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    Biology

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    Chemistry

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Classics

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    Computer Science

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Cultural Studies

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    Dance

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

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    Economics

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    English Composition

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    English Literature

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Film Studies

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

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    French

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    History

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    International Relations

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Languages

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Latin

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

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    Law

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Mathematics

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Media Studies

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

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    Molecular Biology

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

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    Music

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Neuroscience

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Performing Arts

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    Philosophy

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Physics

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    Pre-Medicine

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for admission to a professional program in medicine, osteopathic medicine, or podiatric medicine.

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    Psychology

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Public Health

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Religious Education

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    Sociology

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Veterinary Science

    USD 50,300 Tuition Fee

    An integrated program of study in one or more of the veterinary medical or clinical sciences or a program undifferentiated as to title.

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Rankings

  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 39
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 143
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 92

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum SAT 400
  • Minimum ACT 18

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    Established in 1787

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    F&M was originally two seprate colleges, Franklin College and Marshall College. In 1853 Marshall College moved to Lancaster PA, and merged wtith Franklin College becoming the school as we know it today, Franklin and Marshall College.

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          • Testimony
            1979-1983, Bachelor's of Arts

            I got a great education at F&M and particularly liked the strength of the geology department (my major), which was on par with that of a much larger schools and research universities. I also felt that the small size of the school and high level of accessibility of most of the professors greatly enhanced the learning experience. While the geology curriculum was top-notch, I also obtained the classic liberal arts education, was exposed to a wide range of academic subject matter and, perhaps, most importantly, learned hot to "think", i.e. the skill of critical analysis. I also liked Lancaster and the surrounding area (primarily countryside and farmland) very much and found in it a certain peacefulness and rural beauty. However, many of my friends and fellow student would probably not agree with that view point and felt that their college experience in Lancaster, in the social realm, lacked the kind of "excitement" one might find going to school in say Miami or Boston or NY. Didn't bother me- I was here to learn, but still managed to have plenty of fun. Would highly recommend F&M to anyone.

          • Testimony
            1980-1984, Bachelors of Arts

            Actually, I abhor the term ROI associated with education. Franklin & Marshall remains a key foundation to what and who I a today . . . would do it again. A graduate from the last century studying Anthropology, Theater and Religious Studies, I still recommend my alma mater, and even as African-American female. A day never goes by that the way I think, interact, and communicate is not impacted from full education at Franklin & Marshall. From Admissions Counselor to Loan Office to my current position in career services as a Program Director at a large research-1 university, my knowledge, growth and development, in the classroom and outside, have benefited me, the organization, the clients, and now, a generation of students. I deliver what I most valued at F & M was the one-to-one relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff. I was pleasantly surprised when I unofficially returned to campus for my 30th reunion to see the campus environment, energy, and commitment remained the same. I stole, along with my former classmates and forever friends, Anna and Doug, into the Green Room Theater, the place I was given the chance, to be heard, seen and grow as a 1st semester first year student by late, great Hugh Evans. Anna and I although were a bit sadden by the retired use of the stage we spent many hours in and on, but were moved to see Hugh, along with Ed Brubaker, and Gordon Wickstrom,the triumvirate, was honored beautiful glass engraved plaque in the new the Performing Arts Center. More could be said but enough has been typed in a space aim for a 140 characters or less. I will blame it on, rather thank my F & M education for that. I work for the TERPs, but proud to be F & M, Diplomat

          • Testimony
            1987-1992, Bachelor of Arts

            A true liberal arts college, F&M gave me the broad based business learning environment that I could later build upon, while always keeping an open and critical mind. As I look back its the outstanding campus facilities, the teaching excellence and the enormous academic and experience diversity at F&M that stands out in my mind: accounting with Prof Glazer, psychology, french, the swim team, astronomy, marketing, economics with Prof Whitesell, working in the kitchen and at the foreign studies department, 2 years abroad and coming back, working at the infirmary, organizational theory with Prof Kasperson and ... all the parties of course!