College of Health & Natural Sciences

Franklin Pierce University

Rigorous Training for Ethical Impact, Compassionate Care

You can earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree through the College of Health & Natural Sciences. You will learn in small classes, online and in clinical settings with outstanding faculty who want to help you succeed.

As an undergraduate, you will study and research in the fields of health and environmental science. As a graduate student, you will prepare to become a licensed, practicing healthcare professional.

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Undergraduate Programs

You’ll work with dedicated faculty in classroom labs and on our 1,200-acre living laboratory on the Rindge campus. You’ll master core concepts in your field and learn discipline for research and investigation. Internships and projects with local partners give you a chance to apply your learning to current, real-world challenges.

(I) = In-Person    (O) = Online

A Bachelor of Arts Degree is offered in:

A Bachelor of Science Degree is offered in:

A Certificate is offered in:

Pathway Degree Programs include:

A minor in Chemistry or Public Health can be added to any undergraduate major. 

View a list of all available minors

See all available undergraduate programs


Graduate Programs

The College of Health and Natural Sciences prepares physical therapists, physician assistants and nurses to meet the highest academic standards in their fields while gaining practical, compassionate experience serving their communities. Our graduate programs are highly regarded for academic excellence, distinguished faculty, responsive staff, and opportunities for hands-on clinical experience.

A Doctoral Program is offered in:

A Masters Program is offered in:

Graduate Certificates are offered in:

See all available graduate programs


Meet the Dean

Dr. Maria Altobello
Dr. Maria Altobello
Dean of the College of Health & Natural Sciences

(603) 647-3530
Dr. Maria Altobello  joined Franklin Pierce University in 2001 as a member of the graduate-level Business faculty, became Associate Dean of Distance Education, and has served as the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University since 2015. She has overseen the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Nursing programs, as well as online graduate and undergraduate programs.

Dr. Altobello earned her M.B.A. and Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. She holds an A.L.M. in Information Technology from Harvard University.


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