Message from the President
Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year at Franklin Pierce University! Together, we continue to move forward into your future, filled with curiosity and excitement about the journey ahead and committed to discovering and developing your talents and passions.
Whether you are a residential or commuter student at our Rindge Campus, an online student attending full or part-time, or pursing a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at one of our Academic Centers or through our innovative hybrid model, you have a place here. We are all an integral part of what makes Raven Nation so special.
Here at Franklin Pierce, you have access to faculty and staff in the College of Business,
College of Health and Natural Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
who will meet you where you are, and help take you to places you never thought you’d
go. We are here to help you acquire the knowledge, experiences, and self-confidence
you need to reach your full potential. With nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate programs
to choose from, we are confident you will find programs and classes that help you
develop both a strong foundation in liberal arts and the essential professional skills that will propel you forward into a meaningful and rewarding career.
This catalog is designed to help you explore and plan your education. You will find comprehensive information about degrees, courses, majors, minors, and certificates that can prepare you for a breadth of fields. You will also find information about PATHS@PIERCE, which reimagines academic offerings so that all undergraduate programs either connect to a graduate degree at Franklin Pierce or a defined career trajectory. These structured pathways will support you throughout your undergraduate career through guidance and milestone goals.
Take advantage of everything – courses that introduce you to new ideas and disciplines,
mentors and advisers who help you overcome obstacles and reach your goals, and fieldwork
and internships where you can apply what you learn in the world beyond Franklin Pierce.
Leave no stone unturned! We know our graduates will change jobs (and even careers)
an average of nine times over the course of their working lives. To be well-prepared
to adapt to the changing needs of the workforce, I urge you to use your education
to explore and build knowledge and skills that will serve you throughout your lifetime.
Your ability to learn, apply these lessons, adapt to changes, and impact the world
will be the ultimate
measure of the value of your Franklin Pierce education.
All my best wishes for your continued success,
Kim Mooney ’83