Begin Your Pursuit

Our curriculum, The Pursuit at Franklin College, is our approach to a liberal arts and sciences education. It emphasizes practical, transferable skills to prepare you for real-world opportunities. At Franklin, you will have a personalized academic plan, mentors and resources that contribute to your success. Upon graduation, you will be ready to thrive and adapt in our evolving world as a critical thinker, effective communicator and creative problem solver.

An Unparalleled Experience

College is a time for self-discovery and personal growth. That’s why we provide resources for career development, global education, internships, leadership, professional development and undergraduate research. 

Begin Your Pursuit at Franklin College (PDF)

Opportunities to Explore Your Passions


Further your education through internships and immersive classes that give you tangible experience and open new doors.

Global Education

Take your pick of study away opportunities that broaden your perspective and widen your worldview.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Guided by faculty mentors, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the questions that interest you within your major.

Professional Development

Discover the multitude of opportunities to strengthen your professional growth and help you stand out after graduation.

Leadership Program

Learn to lead through specialized courses, and co-curricular and community-based projects.

Career Development

Prepare for success. Due to our focus on career development, 98% of Grizzlies get hired or attend graduate school within six months of graduation.

Majors and Minors

Define your Pursuit any way you choose. With over 50+ majors and 40 minors in 24 disciplines, you have the flexibility to customize your academic experience by blending courses and personalizing research questions. Individualized majors such as nonprofit leadership, peace and conflict studies, and sports administration are also available.

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Unwavering Support

From day one, you’ll be seen and supported. With tailored guidance from faculty and a steady focus on personal empowerment, you’ll have everything you need to take your next step.

Help That's Always Available

Faculty Advocates

Work -closely with faculty members who help you refine your goals and forge your own path.


A fulfilling life begins with self-discovery. That’s why we created Launch, a first-year experience designed for your growth, and tailored to your interests and goals.

  • Victoria Simmons '23

    When I was making my college choice, I fell in love with the small size of Franklin College. I knew it would give me the opportunity to have my voice heard and receive all the things I wanted education-wise. Franklin College has prepared me for life outside of college because I have input on who I can be here. Whether it’s a leader in athletics, a voice in the classroom or a role in Greek life, I feel like I can make a good reputation for myself and become a better person because of it.” - Victoria Simmons '23

Course Catalogs

Whether you’re considering an existing major or thinking about designing your own, check out our most recent course offerings here in the 2022-2023 catalog (PDF).

Did You Know?

98% of students are employed or attending graduate school within eight months of graduation.