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About FMU

About FMU

Francis Marion University is just outside of Florence, SC. We are about 1.5 hours east of Columbia, SC and only an hour from Myrtle Beach and the famous Grand Strand--well known for its hotels, restaurants, golf courses, theatres, shopping venues and other popular tourist destinations. 


Francis Marion University was founded in 1970 and is one of thirteen state-supported public universities in South Carolina.  We are named for South Carolina's Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion--nicknamed "The Swamp Fox" for using the local marshy terrain to outfox the British.   We have about 300 faculty members, most of whom hold doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields.


FMU is home to about 4,000 students, most of whom are residents of South Carolina.  About 1,500 students live on campus in residence halls, apartments or our new "Villas."   FMU offerst both undergraduate and graduates students enrolled in classes at FMU. Our typical class size is 21 students.


We offer courses in a wide variety of topics including:


Engineering Technology Middle-Level Education
Art Education English Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish
Biology Finance Music Industry
Business (General) General Studies Nursing
Business Economics History Physics
Chemistry International Studies Political Science
Computer Science Management Psychology
Early Childhood Education Management Information Systems Sociology
Economics Marketing Theatre Arts
Elementary Education Mass Communication Visual Arts
Engineering - Dual Degree Mathematics  


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