Undergraduate Studies

undergraduate studies

Discover yourself and your future, whether you live and study on campus or pursue a degree online. We’ll provide the proven programs and collaborative community. You’ll bring the curiosity and commitment.

What You Can Study

At Franklin Pierce, you can choose a traditional, in-person experience perfect for first-time college students or transfers. Or, for some majors, you can select a flexible online curriculum that helps you balance education, work, and family.

Degrees and other programs for undergraduate students include:

  • Bachelor’s degrees: On-campus Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees require about 120 credits and usually take four years to complete (a BA lets you take more electives while a BS includes more requirements from your area of study). Online BS and BA degrees typically require as few as 18 months.
  • Accelerated, direct-admit, or pathway programs: These options let you complete a bachelor’s degree on a faster schedule or seamlessly transition to graduate school at Franklin Pierce or another institution.
  • Associate’s degrees: Online Associate of Arts (AA) degrees require about 60 credits and usually take 12 - 24 months to complete.
  • Undergraduate minors: Available to on-campus students, minors can complement your major—they usually require 15 - 18 credits.
  • Undergraduate certificates: Available on-campus or online, certificates typically require 10 - 30 credits.

See our list of all programs to browse what we offer by area of study. Or explore by degree or program type below:

Looking for a traditional college experience? Choose an in-person program at our flagship campus in Rindge, New Hampshire:

Already thinking ahead to graduate school? These options offer a running start, helping you complete your on-campus bachelor’s degree faster or seamlessly combine undergrad and graduate study:

  • Business: Business PLUS accelerated bachelor’s degree or 3+1 and 4+1 bachelor’s/master’s degree options
  • Environmental Studies: 3+2 bachelor’s/master’s pathway offered with Antioch University
  • Environmental Science: 3+2 bachelor’s/master’s pathway offered with Antioch University
  • Physical Therapy: 4+2.5 bachelor’s/Doctor of Physical Therapy Direct Admit program or Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway
  • Physician Assistant Studies: 4+2 bachelor’s/Master of Physician Assistant Studies Direct Admit Program
  • Pre-Medicine: Gateway program offered with St. George’s University
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine: Gateway program offered with St. George’s University

Want more flexibility and a shorter time-to-degree? Choose an online bachelor’s program designed especially for working adults:

Seeking a quick but respected degree, maybe as a first step toward further study? An online Associate of Arts could be right for you:

Add an on-campus or online certificate to further expand your experience:


Opportunities to Explore

You’ll learn some of your most lasting lessons beyond the classroom. Discover other opportunities to explore, connect, and show who you’re capable of being:

  • Internships: Build the kind of relevant, real-world experience employers look for (and earn academic credit along the way).
  • Honors: Join a community of other high-achievers through in-depth courses, conferences, research, and more.
  • Clubs and organizations: Connect around culture, arts, sports, and other interests.
  • Service: Join other Franklin Pierce students making a difference and building skills for work and life.
  • Leadership: Make your mark in student government, residential life, and other facets of the Franklin Pierce student experience.

“The research I worked on at Franklin Pierce definitely helped prepare me for my internship at the University of Buffalo and continuing my career in lab research from there.”

Support When You Need It

You can expect challenges when you push yourself, but we’ve got your back. We can help you plan, solve problems, hone your skills, and take the next step in your education or career:

CONTACT the admissions team


(800) 437-0048
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