Fordham University requires at least 124 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Fordham accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Fordham has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 83% of students who start college at Fordham finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Fordham offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Fordham may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Fordham has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Fordham directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Fordham students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Fordham.
Student Designed Majors
Fordham 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.
Fordham does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Fordham
Fordham 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: Double majoring 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.
✅ Fordham 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.
❌ Fordham does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Fordham 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.
✅ Fordham offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Fordham.
❌ Fordham 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 Fordham 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.
The main library on campus is the Walsh Library and there are 3 other libraries on campus.
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.
Fordham offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University and Case Western Reserve University
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 Fordham have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Fordham 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 Fordham include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on 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
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