Franklin Pierce ends six majors, looks to add others
Franklin Pierce President James F. Birge said Tuesday the university will no longer offer majors or minors in American studies, theater and dance, graphic communications, fine arts, math, and arts management.
"The data is very clear students are not coming to Franklin Pierce to major in those majors," Birge said. "As difficult as we know it is for the students and the faculty, we know that's not where the markets are."
In 2012 Franklin Pierce introduced its Health Sciences major, which has been steadily driving students to the university since, Birge said.
"Nearly 900 students expressed an interest in the Health Sciences major as opposed to 277 that expressed an interest in those six majors," Birge said.
In the near future Franklin Pierce hopes to add three new majors — new and social media, public health administration and advanced practice in nursing programs, Birge said.
"Our Board of Trustees last fall directed me to quicken the pace of changes that we have to make cause we see some external threats down the roads," Birge said.
It is unclear right now how part-time staff would be affected by the academic changed, he said.
Many of the news circulating online is untrue, Birge said, such as the rumor that the university will no longer offer glass blowing.
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