- GRADUATE STUDIES
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|Franklin Pierce Rindge Campus in 1970.|
Students who major in history gain a broad understanding of historical perspectives, historical thinking and methods, and ethical issues linked to history.
Franklin Pierce is one of a small number of schools offering an undergraduate program in Public History. Students who major in History may select the Public History Minor as a strong complement to the Major, particularly if they plan careers in museum work, historical societies, archival work, interpretive fields or other settings where history is presented to the public through a variety of media.
Planning and completing historical research projects are also part of the curriculum. Students demonstrate their knowledge and research methods through written and oral styles of presentation.
The history curriculum offers a wide selection of courses designed to build students' core historical knowledge as well as techniques in research, analysis and written and oral communication. The skills acquired and demonstrated through the study of history serve as valuable preparation for law school and careers in politics, finance and education.
I can not only recite dates of important events and titles by specific authors, but also explain why the information is important to me and relevant in the world today. I believe that my successes have corne from the relationships and classroom rapport I have with my professors. They know who I am and hold me to a standard they know I can achieve. I've been challenged, I've laughed, and most of all, I've learned."
— Heather Modjesky, '10
Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge
B.A., University of Rhode Island
M.A., University of London