Honors Program

Edward's Parade at Fordham's Rose Hill campus.

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 wayin 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

Rose Hill Honors Program Students

Distinctive Features


  • 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


Alpha House at Rose Hill

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.