Newly Accepted Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the Class of 2024 at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to join our Honors Program. After a thorough review of all candidates, the Honors committee has identified you as an individual with excellent academic potential, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to engage deeply in exciting and challenging coursework. These are the qualities that enable our strongest students to thrive in our Honors Program, and we hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
While taking the Honors courses and engaging in the research projects described below, you will enjoy the benefits of small classes and the attention of some our finest faculty. You will also be invited to enjoy co-curricular activities intended to incorporate the resources of New York City. Museum visits, trips to the opera and theatre, as well as a wide variety of social, cultural, and intellectual programs will enrich your academic experience. As a member of the program, you will receive a museum pass that allows you free admission to almost every museum in the city. While you will use this pass in connection with classes and program activities, you can also use it in your own exploration of this great city that will be your campus.
The Honors Program has its own accelerated core curriculum, allowing students to move more quickly to advanced work. As you progress, the program’s emphasis shifts from coursework to independent research. The first year includes specially designed seminars in:
- English, focusing on writers and works connected with New York City
- Theology, considering the central questions at the heart of human concern with ultimate things
- History, providing an analytical overview of European history from the 16th century to the present
- Philosophy, introducing students to critical reflection on mental and physical aspects of being in relation to questions of agency and ethics
- Eloquentia Perfecta, focusing on writing in the fall and speech and rhetoric in the spring
- Natural Science I, exploring how energy and matter interact through the four fundamental forces to shape our universe
- Natural Science II, examining logic, information, and the workings of cells, computers, and the brain
The second year of the program includes specially designed Honors seminars in urban studies (at the New York Historical Society), art history (at various museums), sacred texts (with community engaged learning) and globalization. In the junior and senior year, you will engage in independent research projects, study abroad opportunities, and/or internships, as well as complete a senior thesis in your primary area of study.
In short, the honors program encapsulates the best that New York City and Fordham University have to offer. It will be my pleasure to welcome you to the city and to the University.
Should you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss the program in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact me, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to my colleague in the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Ikenna Uche, Admission Counselor and Honors Program liaison, at email@example.com.
Karina Martin Hogan, Honors Program Director