Franklin College welcomed one of its largest classes of incoming freshmen Thursday, with a growing number of students interested in studying science.
About 370 new students are starting class at Franklin College this school year, and 330 of those students moved into the college’s dorms Thursday. For many of those new students, their goal is to get jobs in health care and other fields expanding in central Indiana after they graduate, and the college is looking for ways to meet that demand, officials said.
Studying science today isn’t about sitting in a classroom memorizing facts and taking tests. Instead, it involves conducting lab experiments, and Franklin College needs to be sure it has the best lab facilities available for students, President James “Jay” Moseley said.