College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Franklin Pierce University

Firm Foundation for Critical Thinking, Engaged Citizenship

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.

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Undergraduate Programs

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.

(I) = In-Person    (O) = Online

A Bachelor of Arts Degree is offered in:

A Minor is offered in:

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An Associate of Arts Degree is offered in:

An Undergraduate Cerfiticate is offered in:

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Graduate Programs

All graduate programs offered within the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences fall within the School of Education

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Meet the Dean

Dr. Matthew Konieczka
Dr. Matthew Konieczka
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

(603) 899-4356
Dr. Matthew Konieczka is a dedicated and collegial leader with more than a decade of experience as an administrator and faculty member in the humanities. He most recently served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he helped develop and implement a new general education core curriculum and first-year seminar on “Foundations of Liberal Arts.” His responsibilities have included supervising adjunct faculty and promoting student retention.  

Dr. Konieczka earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his M.A. in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University. He earned his B.A. in Liberal Studies in the Great Books from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

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