Message from the President
Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic year at Franklin Pierce University!
Our entire community is here to support you as you 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 students in our Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, or Master of Physician Assistant Studies at one of our Academic Centers or through our innovative hybrid model, know that you have a place here. You, our students, are 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 imagined 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 evolving 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