Undergraduate students at Franklin can choose one of the following different major fields of study, spanning a wide range of disciplines including history, international relations, economics, politics, environmental studies, international management, languages, literature and the arts.

Most of our major curriculums are flexible enough to allow students to partially design their own study plans.

Follow the links below to know more about Franklin's majors.

Combined Majors

Students may also combine two of the following fields of study into a combined major:

  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • French Studies
  • History
  • Italian Studies
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Political Science

Students select two of these areas and follow a combined major program of study in consultation with the faculty members concerned. Some recent examples of combined majors include:

  • Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) and Communication and Media Studies
  • French Studies and Political Science
  • Management and Italian Studies
  • Art History and Economics

More information on combined majors options and requirements.

Double Majors

A student who fulfills all of the requirements for two majors may receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major. Should a student wish to complete two majors, a combined major cannot be used as one of them.


In addition to their main field of study, students may select courses from within one discipline to form a minor.

More information on minors.