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.


Cooperative Programs

Franklin College maintains cooperative academic agreements in three areas with two partner institutions. Agreements are in place for Medical Technology (IU Health), for a dual degree program in Engineering (IUPUI), and for an accelerated Master’s in Public Health (IUPUI). Each cooperative program is unique in its design. See below for information on how courses articulate between Franklin College and the cooperating institutions.

Medical Technology – Franklin College maintains affiliations with the School of Medical Technology at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements and a minimum of 90 semester hours (three years) of baccalaureate instruction at Franklin College and the 12-month professional course in medical technology/clinical laboratory science at IU Health, the student is then eligible to receive the baccalaureate degree from Franklin College and a certificate of completion from the IU Health program. The medical technology courses that constitute the fourth year in the three plus one program are outlined here. Courses are transferred to Franklin in fulfillment of remaining credits required to graduate.

Master’s in Public Health – Students at Franklin College may pursue an accelerated Master’s in Public Health degree through an agreement between the College and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. In this 3+2 program, Franklin College students complete 105 credits by end of their third year at Franklin and earn the 15 core requirement credits in the Master’s in Public Health program. Student can then earn their bachelor’s degree from Franklin and complete the master’s degree in five years. You can find more information about this accelerated master’s degree program here.

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-professional programs at Franklin College entail plans of study that ensure students have completed the prerequisites for admission to various professional schools. In some instances, a student may qualify for admission to a professional school prior to earning a bachelor’s degree. Students may receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin College after completing one year of a professional program at another institution and fulfilling all Franklin College graduation requirements and a minimum of 100 credit hours at Franklin College. Up to 20 credits earned in the professional program are accepted via transcript review and the bachelor’s degree from Franklin College is conferred.

Students interested in this opportunity should consult with an academic adviser assigned to each professional area for more detailed information. See the list of program areas below.

Pre-Medical Technology
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy

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

Did You Know?

100% of students complete an internship or undergraduate research experiences