College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
The Franklin Pierce College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences promotes intellectual curiosity and provides supportive opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and skills foundational to their accomplishment of personal fulfillment, career success, and responsible citizenship.
The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences engages students in the broad range of liberal arts disciplines essential to developing a respect and appreciation for alternative and complementary ways of understanding and interacting with our world.
The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences faculty are dedicated to all of the activities in which faculty and students, together, interact in a process of teaching and learning.
Broad-Based Student Learning Goals
- Critical thinking and reading
- Information literacy
- Written, oral, and digital communication
- Creative thinking and innovation
- Historical, societal, and cultural understanding
- Ethical reasoning
- Application and transmission of knowledge
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Undergraduate degree-seeking student must have earned at least 50% of major credits at Franklin Pierce University to be considered eligible for major honors.
An Honors candidate for any undergraduate major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and a 3.25 grade point average in all major courses with no grade lower than C-.
A High Honors candidate for any undergraduate major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and a 3.50 grade point average in all major courses with no grade lower than a C-.
*History majors also require a grade of B+ or higher on the History Competency Exam for be eligible for High Honors in History.