Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies

The Fordham University diploma has stood for quality for more than 160 years. And for more than 50 of those years, Fordham’s adult degree program has been among the most highly regarded in the tristate area in pursuing its mission—to provide an outstanding academic program for men and women who are also engaged with career or family responsibilities.

At the heart of Fordham’s reputation, of course, is the quality of its educational program—a program born of the Jesuit tradition of education and built on the belief that a university must do more than equip a graduate with a particular skill or specialized capability. Few students are more pragmatic than adult students. And few understand better than experienced adults that the best program is one that multiplies their options and prepares them not just for the next opportunity but also for the many others that will follow. This defines the liberal arts tradition and the experience that will engage you at Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies. It is the educational experience all Fordham students share.

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies enables working adults and other part-time students to choose among three convenient campuses—or to study at all three as their schedules and interests require. Evening, weekend, and online classes are offered at the 90-acre Rose Hill campus, adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden in the Northern Bronx; at the Lincoln Center campus, in the cultural heart of Manhattan at 60th Street and Columbus Avenue; and at the Westchester campus in West Harrison, just off Route 287, near the Hutchinson River Parkway and Route 684.

At each campus, you will find a full-service school dedicated to adult learners in scheduling, advising, activities, policies, and procedures. Most important, you will have access to the faculty and programs of one of the nation’s most highly regarded universities and the opportunity to become part of the Fordham University tradition.

Visit our website at https://www.fordham.edu/pcs.

Fordham School of Professional Studies Alumni Opportunities

All graduates of Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) are members of the alumni association by virtue of their graduation. A board of interested and active alumni represents the PCS alumni constituency. The board partners with the Office of Alumni Relations to provide opportunities that support and advance PCS through innovative programs and events. The goal of all alumni activities is to foster lifelong relationships between alumni and Fordham and to create ways for alumni to share their talents and interests with the University.

The Office of Alumni Relations also sponsors numerous opportunities for PCS alumni to interact with alumni from all of the schools within the University. The young alumni program focuses on the specific needs of alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years. The regional club program maintains Fordham’s national alumni network. The cultural program capitalizes on the unique benefits of New York City for metro area alumni. Rampass, the alumni I.D. card, affords alumni special discounts and allows alumni to easily return to all campuses.

For more information about opportunities to get involved with the alumni program, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 212-636-6520.

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers the bachelor of arts degree and the bachelor of science degree, each of which requires the successful completion of 124 credits. The curriculum for the undergraduate degree program is organized into three parts: the Core Curriculum, the major, and elective courses.

The Major

Students are expected to choose a major field of study by the time they have accumulated 60 credits (including any transfer credits) toward the bachelor’s degree. The courses required for the completion of each major are indicated in the description of each major are linked below.

Many major fields of study are currently available to students of Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies and can be completed entirely through evening, weekend, or online classes at Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, or Westchester.

The following fields of study can also be selected as majors, but many of the courses required are generally offered during the day at Rose Hill or Lincoln Center. PCS students considering these majors should do so only if their schedules are such that they are able to attend day classes to fulfill major requirements.

The Minor

Selection of a minor is optional. It constitutes completion of at least six courses in a field of study other than the major and is intended to provide some structure and guidance for a student’s pursuit of knowledge in a second area of interest. The minor, as well as the major, is indicated on the student’s transcript at graduation. With thoughtful selection of their elective courses, most students can complete a minor without exceeding the 124 credits required for the bachelor’s degree.

Minors can be completed in almost every field in which the college offers a major; requirements are listed in each academic department’s section of this bulletin. For information on the minors in business, see the page on Business minors in the Gabelli School of Business.