Fordham College at Rose Hill
The Fordham College Honors Plan
"When the thesis has been finished and the year draws to a close, the Honors Senior may well feel satisfied. He has been given opportunities for self-guidance and development that are among the finest which Jesuit education can offer. He has formed bonds of friendship with teachers and students that will last a lifetime. He has received a truly Catholic university education, with the rich spiritual and intellectual heritage it bestows.
The Honors graduate receives more than a degree. As the hood of the Bachelor slips over his shoulders on Commencement Day, he realizes that his future will be richer in assurance because of the changes worked in him. It is perhaps the greatest distinction of the Fordham College Honors Plan that it attempts to lead each of its members to this moment of promise."
About the Honors Program
Since its founding in 1950, the Fordham College at Rose Hill Honors Program has provided students of exceptional academic talent and intellectual curiosity with the opportunity to pursue their core studies in greater depth, breadth and intensity. Drawn from every major, Honors students routinely go on to attend the most respected graduate and professional schools and to excel in their chosen fields.
What unites the members of the program is their active approach to learning and their desire to go beyond compartmentalized knowledge to an understanding of the whole. Because Honors students delight in the spirited interchange of ideas, most classes in the Program are small seminars of 12 to 14 students, an ideal setting for in-depth discussion and debate. Within the tight-knit community of the Honors Program, students work closely with Fordham’s most distinguished faculty and engage in an alternative core curriculum that fulfills almost all of Fordham’s core requirements. In the process, Honors students become lifelong personal friends with a diverse group of individuals as intellectually alive as themselves.