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  FMU offers programs of study that encourage students to think:

  • critically and creatively,
  • communicate clearly and honestly,
  • develop appreciation of aesthetic values,
  • and be concerned with the common good as well as their own interests.


    A list of majors offered may be found here.

    Our educational goals are sustained by the liberal arts tradition and seek to provide all baccalaureate degree students with the following:

  • proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing,
  • proficiency in the use of quantitative skills and scientific method,
  • the ability to access and use information,
  • an introductory level of knowledge in a variety of disciplines in the Arts and Sciences,
  • an understanding and appreciation of the Western heritage and cultures of the United States and the world,
  • basic computer skills,
  • global awareness and tolerance for a diversity of ideas,
  • a sense of individual responsibility and ability to work cooperatively,
  • and a lifelong love for inquiry and learning.


    The General Education required of all students at FMU is designed to give students an introduction to the broad areas of knowledge essential to a successful life and career.

   Included in the General Education program are choices in:

  • the humanities,
  • the social sciences,
  • the laboratory sciences,
  • and basic communications.


    Through this program, students begin to acquire an awareness of the diverse cultures of the past and present. They also develop communication, conceptualization, and analytical and critical thinking skills. These general education courses provide the foundation for the student's declared major.

Reports and documents regarding Francis Marion University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) may be found here.

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