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Majors to Match Your Interests: With four distinct majors in mathematics (pure mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, and quantitative analysis), the department can meet the educational needs of individual students with a wide range of goals and interests.
Engaging and Innovative Programs:
Nationally Recognized: The Department of Mathematics and Computing at Franklin College has achieved regional and national recognition for its innovative programs.
3+2 Engineering Program: Franklin College maintains a 3+2 program in engineering with the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. This program, which is designed for students wishing to combine a strong mathematics and liberal arts education from Franklin College with a depth of knowledge in engineering through IUPUI, enables students to receive two undergraduate degrees, typically over the course of five years. Students in the program earn a bachelor of arts degree from Franklin College in Applied Mathematics after the fourth year of the program and a bachelor of science degree from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI after the fifth year. Students can choose from computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering.
“As a math major from Franklin College, two invaluable experiences have served me well in my teaching career: classroom experience from sophomore year onward and math courses from respected faculty where the lessons learned gave me the confidence to learn on my own outside the classroom. In year 6 of my job, I was asked to start a BC Calc course…Five years later, my students have passed [the AP exam] with a 3 or better 96% of the time and we’ve had 100% for three years running. As for teaching math, I knew I was in the right field from the classroom experiences and loving the challenge (and job security!) mathematics is able to provide. Though you don’t have to be a mathematician to teach, you better learn to think like one.” – Tim Fish ’07, 2015-2016 NMSI Indiana Math Teacher of the Year
“One of the greatest things about the Mathematics Department is how willing professors are to work with you. Beginning my freshman year, I was able to collaborate with professors on individual research projects or study subjects one-on-one, putting me in a better position for graduate school. Each of my professors made it obvious that they wanted me to succeed. If you’re willing to work hard, they’re willing to work as hard, or harder, to make sure that you do succeed.” – Matt Brems ’13
“A liberal arts degree in mathematics on top of the engineering degree is something that will help you stand out above others when searching for a job. The curriculum is significantly more strenuous than other paths at Franklin College, but if engineering is something that students are interested in, they will have plenty of support from professors in the Math Department.” – Kyle Keller ’14
“Franklin’s Math and Computing Department has not just helped me become better in math, but has helped me develop into a person suited for my career by giving me the opportunities to do undergraduate research and attend conferences like MathFest.” – Monica Collins ’19
“Franklin College’s Math and Computing Department is full of great professors! The professors have really taken the time to work with me and provide information about opportunities for my personal growth.” – Nick Hoyt ’19
“The best thing about the Franklin College Mathematics Program is the involvement of the professors. They always push me to do my best and achieve my goals while guiding me through all aspects of my college experience.” – Melissa Beer ’20