An individualized major offers highly motivated and self-directed students an opportunity to develop a program of study tailored to meet their special talents, academic interests and career goals. An individualized major is designed for a student who is able to document the absence of an existing major that satisfactorily meets his/her specific educational and professional objectives. A student may design an individualized major for a first or second major. However, those seeking a second major via this process may not duplicate any courses with his/her first major.
Individualized majors are designed by students in conjunction with their academic advisor, at least one other faculty sponsor, and a faculty member designated by the Faculty Curriculum Committee. The first two members of this individualized major committee should reflect the student's educational objectives and career interests. An academic department must also sponsor the proposal.
Requirements for Applying for an Individualized Major
- Completed at least one full semester of college work at Franklin College.
- Minimum GPA of 2.75 prior to submitting an application.
- Class level less than senior status (< 91 credit hours). Students with senior status who wish to pursue an individualized major must petition the Academic Rules Committee for an exception to the academic policy. Academic Rules Committee petitions are located in the Academic Records Office.