About the Rose Hill Honors Program

Rose Hill Honors Programs

Since its founding in 1950, the Fordham College at Rose Hill Honors Program has provided exceptional students with the opportunity to pursue their core studies in greater depth, breadth, and intensity. Drawn from every major, Honors students share a passion not just for learning, but for thinking about what they learn. They are drawn to our mission of building a community of scholars for justice. 

In small, seminar-style classes, Honors professors foster lively discussions, provoke critical analysis of texts and ideas, and provide students with an ideal opportunity to grow personally and intellectually.

Learn about Rose Hill Honors in the Program Overview

Rose Hill Honors Program Mission:

A Community of Scholars for Justice


  • Small, seminar-style classes that are writing-intensive and discussion-driven.
  • Common “core” syllabi in first-year classes.
  • Interdisciplinary dinner seminars once a semester for the first two years of the curriculum.
  • Frequent co- and extra-curricular activities and events attended by both students and faculty.
  • A robust program of student-created and student-led activities organized through our Student Activities Council (SAC).
  • Alpha House, an Honors-only building on campus for classes, study sessions, and lounging.


  • An academic research methods class in the first semester of sophomore year.
  • Required research or scholarly engagement in every class after the first year.
  • A senior thesis in your major.

Diversity and Justice

  • A course that engages students in the diverse history and culture of the Bronx during the first semester of the curriculum.
  • A diversity or justice component in every course across the curriculum.
  • Two courses specifically devoted to the academic study of justice in the sophomore year.
  • A richly diverse student body.
  • Partnerships with Bronx organizations that provide opportunities for holistic mentorship, public health research, and social media development.
  • Honors-exclusive funding opportunities for summer internships at non-profit organizations.

"Here's my favorite Honors story: It's the second day of the semester, and the 12 students enrolled in my class have just read The Tempest in preparation for the day's discussion. We all sit down around the seminar table. I open by saying, 'So, The Tempest.' And 12 students immediately raise their hands. That's Honors at Rose Hill: Engaged students, eager to get at it. And professors in love with their work."

- Eve Keller, Ph.D. Professor of English, Honors Program Director