College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

At Franklin Pierce, you draw on a firm foundation in liberal arts to build the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your career. You’ll study in small classes with faculty who provide guidance and hands-on learning opportunities. You’ll learn to think critically and communicate effectively. You’ll bring knowledge from a wide range of disciplines to educate, inform, and find robust solutions to social challenges.


Firm Foundation for Critical Thinking, Engaged Citizenship

In small classes (average 12:1 students:teacher) on our Rindge campus or online, you’ll work with faculty who are passionate about their fields. You’ll gain broad perspective on social and cultural issues. You’ll get hands-on experience through internships, projects and research opportunities.

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Communication

  • Associate’s Degree: Online
  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge) or online

Explore Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Digital Media Design

  • Undergraduate Certificate: On-campus (Rindge)

  • RN to BSN: Online
  • Master’s Entry Program: On-campus (Manchester)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Leadership or Education concentrations): On-campus (Manchester)
  • MSN/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree: Hybrid (Manchester and online)
  • Graduate Certificate (Nursing Education): Online

Explore Education

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore English

  • Associate’s Degree: Online
  • Bachelor of Science (degree completion—choose from Business, Social Services, General, and Custom concentrations): Online

Explore General Studies

  • Undergraduate Certificate: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Global Citizenship

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore History

  • Associate’s Degree: Online
  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge) or online
  • Undergraduate Certificate: On-campus (Rindge) or online

Explore Human Services

  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Intelligence and Security Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Music

  • Undergraduate Certificate: Online

Explore Paralegal Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Political Science

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor (Experimental or Forensic): On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Psychology

  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Sociology

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Sports Media

  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Visual Arts

  • Undergraduate Certificate: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Women in Leadership

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