An Ideal Setting
The Honors Program at Fordham College at Rose Hill is the ideal setting for a passionate engagement with ideas. Students from all majors pursue an alternate core curriculum in a supportive community, all on a beautiful campus with easy access to everything New York City has to offer.
A Dynamic, Transformative Education
"The Honors Program has exposed me to a dynamic, transformative education that I couldn't have found anywhere else. The curriculum provides a fascinating look at the narrative of Western history. I haven't merely memorized facts about the past, but have come to understand the context of my own culture. And somewhere along the way—in the moments after a heated discussion when no one wanted to leave the seminar, or perhaps during a late night in Alpha House (as I frantically finished a paper in the company of half of my class)—I realized that I have met my zaniest, most supportive, and closest friends here." ~ Amy Palen, senior
- An intellectually coherent investigation of the Western world, from antiquity to the present
- An emphasis on exploration and debate across disciplines
- A foundation for further study in any field
Learn more about the Honors Curriculum
Seminar-style classes, of 12-14 students that
- foster sustained and spirited conversation
- provide an opportunity for close attention to speaking and writing skills
- are taught by distinguished professors who excel in the classroom
Honors students become lifelong personal friends with a diverse group of individuals as intellectually alive as they are. There are many opportunities to build community:
- Alpha House, an Honors-only space open 24/7 for studying, late night paper writing, and just hanging out. Learn more about Alpha House.
- Cultural outings in the Bronx and Manhattan that supplement the classroom curriculum
- Formal and informal Honors gatherings and social events throughout the year
- Frequent opportunities for "giving back" through service and social justice work and leadership
Learn more about our Honors Community.