The University offers numerous programs and services to expand the minds and hearts of students. From your freshman year to your graduation, our advising programs help you reach your full potential through the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis,, or care for the whole person. Our advisers support you throughout your college career to ensure that you receive a well-rounded education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision, and prepare you to embrace and create change.
Nearly 90 percent of Fordham students complete at least one internship before graduation. Students can take advantage of Fordham’s partnerships with more than 2,600 leading organizations in New York City and beyond.
The Service Learning Program allows students to integrate serious scholarship with civic action.
Our dual-degree programs in business and our accelerated master’s programs in the arts, sciences, and education allow students to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The 3-3 Law Program permits qualified students to enroll at Fordham’s top-ranked School of Law after three years of undergraduate study.
The Pre-Health Professions Advising Program guides students into many of the country’s finest medical schools. Additionally, in recent years, 89 percent of Fordham students who applied to law school have been accepted.
Our students provide needed research assistance at partner organizations like the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society. Through Fordham’s partnership with the United Nations, students get access to weekly briefings, special events, and internship positions. Fordham also offers several research grants that support students as they also co-author papers in peer-reviewed journals, present their work at professional conferences, and participate in competitive research programs.
The University offers access to yearlong, semester-long, and summer study abroad programs in more than 52 countries, on six continents, including opportunities at the London School of Economics and la Universidad de Granada in Spain. Fordham University is ranked third in the New York metropolitan area and 34th in the nation for the number of students we send abroad each year.
Among our many Integrated Learning Communities is the Manresa Program, a living-learning opportunity for freshmen. Students in the program live and study together in the newly renovated Loyola Hall at Rose Hill, engage with faculty in interactive seminars, and participate in activities that nurture the development of the whole person.
The University’s honors programs are intentionally small, unabashedly intense, and deeply supportive of exceptional academic ability.
Majors and Degrees Offered
The strength of Fordham's academic program is the underlying link between its liberal arts core curriculum and more than 60 outstanding major areas of study offered at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and the Gabelli School of Business. The core may help you discover your passion. It also will give you the chance to explore subjects beyond your major, helping you grow and inspiring you to make new connections—both academic and personal.
Fordham offers a variety of degrees and programs within its three traditional undergraduate colleges.
Along with a full slate of programs in the humanities, social sciences, and physical and natural sciences, Fordham College at Rose Hill offers several unique programs, including environmental science, fashion studies, integrative neuroscience, and an interdisciplinary concentration in American Catholic studies.
In addition to the rich mix of liberal arts and science majors and courses, Fordham College at Lincoln Center is the home of our performing arts majors, including a comprehensive BA in theatre grounded in hands-on experience. Theatre majors choose one of four tracks—performance, design and production, directing, or playwriting—and work with award-winning faculty and stellar guest artists in small classes and on ambitious mainstage productions. Fordham also offers an innovative four-year BFA in dance, conducted in partnership with the Ailey School of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
In the Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill, students can choose from among eight majors. You can add depth to that chosen major with a primary and secondary concentration, including options in social innovation, sports business, or value investing. The Gabelli School also offers programs in entrepreneurship, law and ethics, and sustainable business. At the Lincoln Center campus, the Gabelli School offers a BS in global business with concentrations in digital media and technology, global finance and business economics, management with a focus on healthcare, and marketing with a focus on consumer insights.
Beginning in fall 2016, the following new majors will be available: math and computer & information sciences, communication and culture, digital technologies and emerging media, film and television, and journalism.
The following new minors will also be available: Jewish studies and sports journalism.
The Fordham School of Law and our graduate schools in business administration, religion, arts and sciences, education, and social service provide additional opportunities for advanced education.