Fordham students have ample opportunities to participate in undergraduate research programs with faculty and gain exposure to the most recent scientific developments. Science and math majors are encouraged to participate in on-going faculty research projects.
In addition to being introduced to the methodologies of their disciplines, students experience firsthand the process of inquiry and discovery. Research experience is essential to any pre-health student who is considering the MD/PhD degree.
Numerous students are active in research projects not only during the summer months, but also during the academic year. Several have presented their research at professional conferences and many are co-authors on scientific publications. Each year, undergraduate students present posters of their research at the Fordham College at Rose Hill Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Our students are frequently co-authors of publications in major journals and many give presentations of their research at local or national meetings. Students who are research active may qualify for associate membership in Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society.
Fordham students are also doing research at the Louis Calder Center (Fordham’s biological field station for ecological research), and at numerous other nearby locations including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Museum of Natural History.