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Fisk University

Nashville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

Fisk University Academics

Fisk University requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Fisk University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Fisk University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Fisk University does not offer classes during the summer.

Fisk University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Fisk University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Fisk University?

Fisk University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Fisk University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Fisk University

When choosing a major, Fisk University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Fisk University.

Student Designed Majors

Fisk University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Fisk University

Fisk University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Fisk University


Does Fisk University Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Fisk University offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Fisk University Offer Online Classes?

❌ Fisk University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Fisk University Give AP Credit?

✅ Fisk University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Fisk University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Fisk University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Fisk University Require Internships?

❌ Fisk University studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Fisk University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


Additional Information About Fisk University


Fisk University Library

The main library on campus is the John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Fisk University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Fisk University offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Vanderbilt University

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Vanderbilt University

•Medicine with Meharry Medical College, biology/chemistry with Howard University, pharmacy with Belmont University

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Fisk University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Fisk University has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Fisk University include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Keep Reading About Fisk University

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

Overview

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Fisk University Majors & Subject Areas

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

854

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,600

Out-of-State

$21,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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