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:
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.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
Photography: Digital Fine Art
Religion and Nonprofits
English as New Language (Elementary Education)
Franklin College maintains cooperative academic agreements in three areas with three partner institutions. Agreements are in place for Medical Technology (Franciscan/St. Francis Health or 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 Schools of Medical Technology at IU Health Methodist Hospital and Franciscan St. Francis Health, both in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 or Franciscan/St. Francis, the student is then eligible to receive the baccalaureate degree from Franklin College and a certificate of completion from the IU Health or St. Francis 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.
Engineering – A cooperative academic agreement between Franklin College and IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology makes is possible for students to complete a dual degree program in applied mathematics and engineering in five years. Franklin College awards a bachelor’s in applied mathematics at the end of four years and IUPUI awards a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering through Purdue-IUPUI in five years.
Interested students should plan engineering pre-requisite coursework carefully in consultation with a pre-engineering adviser. Franklin College courses accepted in fulfillment of IUPUI specific graduation requirements are listed here. Courses taken at IUPUI with a prefix in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering are accepted by Franklin College so that students in this dual degree program can complete the required 120 credit hours to earn the Applied Mathematics degree.
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 at Franklin College entail plans of study that ensure students have completed the pre-requisites 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.
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.