Majors, Minors and Programs

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50 majors, endless possibility

Many students come to Franklin College with a career path in mind, but some students are still discovering their talents when they get here. That’s why we offer a wide range of majors and minors that make it possible for every student to explore his or her unique curiosities.

But for many students, pursuing one interest isn’t enough. Around 20% of students graduate with two or three majors – an endeavor that’s achievable in four years because of the flexibility of both our curriculum and our faculty.

That flexibility also empowers students to design individualized majors and minors, blending existing courses, individualized studies, professional development opportunities and research to create a custom learning experience. Here are just a few individualized majors our students have created in the past few years:

  • Global Security and International Relations
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Poverty Studies
  • Scriptwriting
  • Sports Management
  • Visual Communications

Whether we offer an existing major you’re intrigued by or you’re already thinking about designing your own, explore our 50 majors, 42 minors, 5 co-ops, 11 pre-professional programs and unlimited opportunities to chase your dreams.

Note: A major noted below with an * can also be a minor.

Additional Minors

American Studies
Biomedical Physics
Coaching
Education
English as New Language (Elementary Education)
Fitness
International Relations
Leadership
Neuroscience
Nonprofit Leadership
Quantitative Methods
Rhetoric
Visual Communications

Cooperative Programs

Dentistry** (3+ Doctor of Dentistry program)
Engineering * (3+2 program with IUPUI in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering)
Medical Technology** (3+1 program with Franciscan St. Francis Health or IU Health)
Pharmacy** (3+ Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University or University of Cincinnati)
Public Health** (3+2 program with IUPUI Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health)

*Franklin College maintains a cooperative 3+2 program with the Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin College in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in one of three engineering fields, typically in the span of five years.

**All cooperative programs for the Biology and Chemistry majors consist of a common core and specific courses required for each particular program. After completion of three years of college work in one of these programs and fulfilling the Franklin College graduation requirements, students may receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin College upon completing one year at the cooperating institution.

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Medical Technology
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary

In addition to declaring a major, students may indicate a pre-professional program of interest. Pre-professional programs supplement a major and are designed to prepare students for graduate school placement.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
(Pending approval, winter 2019)