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Colleges / Franklin & Marshall College

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate38%
Acceptance Rate38%

FandM Academics

Franklin & Marshall College requires at least 32 courses to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at FandM, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. FandM accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, FandM does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 83% of students who start college at FandM complete all the credits required within six years.

FandM offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: FandM may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At FandM?

FandM has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with FandM directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at FandM

When choosing a major, FandM students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at FandM.

Student Designed Majors

FandM allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

FandM does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at FandM

FandM offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Franklin & Marshall College

Does FandM Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ FandM offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does FandM Offer Online Classes?

❌ FandM does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does FandM Give AP Credit?

✅ FandM offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does FandM Have An Honors Program?

❌ FandM does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does FandM Require Internships?

❌ FandM does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While FandM does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About Franklin & Marshall College

Franklin & Marshall College Library

The main library on campus is the Shadek-Fackenthal Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at FandM

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

FandM offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University, Case Western Reserve University and Penn State University College of Engineering

•3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Duke University

•Environmental studies with Duke University


Does FandM have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

FandM does not have any ROTC programs.

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