Computing at Franklin College

Classroom with students at computers and one-on-one instruction with teacher and student at computer
Students majoring in computer science or software engineering learn by doing. At Franklin College, you will be actively engaged in writing code and developing software for both in-class and out-of-class real-world projects.

Come to Franklin and learn the skills to become a first-class coder!

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Departmental Highlights

Student who major in computer science or software engineering at Franklin College are well equipped to handle the most marketable and in-demand skills in today’s workplace. Students learn and sharpen their coding and software development skills each semester while studying at Franklin. In-class and out-of-class projects that tie together conceptual knowledge, problem solving, and technical skills in collaborative environments are recurrent experiences that help to shape our students into technology professionals ready to engage in our high-tech world.

The senior-year software development project is a hallmark of the computer science and software engineering majors. The project requires a senior computing student to tie together all aspects of their learning experience at Franklin College. From meeting with real-world clients to determine their software needs, to designing solutions, to coding and testing their final product, a senior computing major touches all aspects of the development process. Employers often comment on how impressed they are on the quality and depth of our senior software projects.

Special Programs

Most of our students complete internships while studying at Franklin College. Internships provide our students with excellent real-world experience in work environments in which their technical and personal skills are put to the test. Students make long term relationships with professionals in the field through internships. Employers are impressed with our students’ abilities and often look to hire them as permanent employees. Some companies in which our students have interned include:

  • Bailey & Kastner
  • Benchmark Records
  • Bitwise Solutions
  • Bloomington Hospital
  • Cactus Graphics
  • Cummins
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Franklin College Office of Information Technology Services
  • Franklin Community Schools
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Interactive Intelligence (acquired by Genesys)
  • OneAmerica
  • Orchard Software
  • The computing professors are very competent and complete teachers. The knowledge and skills gained through the program that the professors have developed together leaves students full and well-experienced in preparation for a post-collegiate work environment. If I had to do it all over again, there’s no doubt I would chose the same course of study! - Elijah Beasley '19

  • The advantage of this school is that it helps you excel at being versatile. Franklin excels where other schools have weaknesses. Franklin fosters diversity and teaches problem solving, leadership and how to interact successfully in an ever changing and challenging world. - Johnny Bretz '14

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