The Fisher Education
Academic Programs at Fisher
Fisher offers a variety of challenging and rewarding academic programs that build a solid foundation to jump-start our students’ careers – it all starts right here.
Our faculty and staff help guide students from day one. They map out students' short- and long-term goals, helping them find their way through coursework and lessons both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our most popular majors for freshmen are:
- Sport Management
- Media and Communication (formerly Communication/Journalism)
Additional Educational Opportunities
Fisher is guided by the Basilian motto, "Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge." The College’s robust Service-Learning Program tackles all three of those characteristics.
Students can take a marketing course and work side-by-side with local business owners on their marketing plans, or they can enroll in a biology course working with high school students on a rooftop greenhouse at their school.
If your student has the travel bug, Fisher offers a wide variety of Study Abroad Programs in France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Australia, England, Brazil, and many more. Condensed summer programs are also offered.
Meet Students & Faculty
Meet some of our students and faculty, and hear directly from them what a Fisher education is all about.
Isabel Hansen '18
Isabel Hansen, from Cropseyville, a suburb of Albany, first came to Fisher for an overnight visit during her senior year. It was then when she fell in love with the campus and knew that it was the right fit.
The College’s School of Business reputation helped her set her sights on studying management, and she is enjoying the small class sizes as they allow her to really get to know her professors and participate more in class.
So far, the Great Beginnings program is her best memory because it was when she met a lot of her classmates, which was important since she isn't from Rochester.
What are some of her other favorites? Taco Tuesday in the dining hall and the writing course she took in her Learning Community.
Isabel would tell anyone considering Fisher to take advantage of the overnight visit to get a first-hand look at what life as a Fisher student would really be like.