The Art of the Journey
John Steinbeck, a Nobel Prize-winning author and expert on the American experience, wrote that “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.” For the college student, nothing could ring truer: It’s not the major you declare, but the path you take to get there.
Sure, the transition to college can be stressful; but choosing a major doesn’t have to be. After all, you have until the spring of your sophomore year to declare a major. This is a time of exploration and discovery, a time to sample courses across all disciplines and hone in on your interests. You’ll get structure and a broad understanding of the world from Fordham’s unique Jesuit core curriculum, guidance from advisers who want to help you succeed and thrive, and inspiration from the many opportunities New York City has to offer. All you need to bring is your overwhelming amount of curiosity.
Being undecided is nothing to worry about; it’s the opening of countless doors. Whether it’s the economics of healthcare, the physics of the human body, how that body is represented in art, or how that art is depicted in literature, entering college as an undecided student allows you to investigate all of these topics and more, helping you identify and pursue your own unique passions.
We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.
Steinbeck’s quote continues, “We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” Here at Fordham, you’ll learn the art of the journey. That, and so much more.