Fordham University is a private, independent research university in New York City, and was established in the year 1841.
Fordham University is composed of ten schools/departments/colleges: School of Management; Continuing Education; School of Education, College of Engineering and Technology; Graduate Studies Family Home and Social Sciences; Fine Arts and Communications; Humanities; International Studies; Law School; Life Sciences; Nursing; Physical Mathematical Sciences; Religious Education; Undergraduate Education. There are 3 campuses across New York State: the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan's Upper West Side, and the Westchester campus in Harrison, New York. In addition to these locations, the university maintains a study abroad center in the London and field offices in Spain and South Africa. The university offers degrees in over 60 disciplines.
All undergraduates pursuing bachelor's degrees at Fordham are required to complete the Core Curriculum, a distribution of 17 courses in nine disciplines: English, mathematics/computational reasoning, social science, philosophy and ethics, history, fine arts, religious studies, natural science, and modern or Classical languages. Based on the curriculum established by the Society of Jesus in the sixteenth century, the Core is shared by Jesuit schools all over the world and emphasizes the liberal arts as a basis of education. Upon the completion of the Core Curriculum, students choose from approximately 50 major courses of study, in which they will receive their degree. One option is the personalized interdisciplinary major, which allows students to create their own course of study across various disciplines.
In addition to the bachelor's degrees offered to undergraduates, the university also offers specialized academic programs, including: pre-medical and health professions; pre-professional programs in architecture, law, and criminal justice; a 3-2 engineering program, in conjunction with Columbia and Case Western Reserve Universities; a five-year teacher certification program; an Applied Public Accountancy (CPA certification) program; a BFAprogram in dance, in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; as well as cross-registration opportunities with the Juilliard School for advanced music students.
Notable Alumni: Donald Trump (President of the United States), Denzel Washington (two-time Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actor), Carl Jung (founder of analytical psychology)
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