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.
Marissa Small '16
As a student ambassador, resident assistant, Writing Center tutor, and member of both the Student Nurses Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary, it's hard to believe that Marissa Small has any time leftover for her studies. But, she does.
The nursing major came to Fisher after graduating from Colonie Central High School in Albany, and found that Fisher truly has a "Fisher family." The strong nursing program, along with the opportunities in the School's Simulation Center, attracted her to Fisher.
And she's glad she is in Rochester, thanks to the strong connections that she has been able to build with contacts at local hospitals and other organizations that she says she will benefit from professionally and personally for years to come.
She tells incoming freshmen to stay open-minded and embrace new opportunities once they are at Fisher because the school works to make their transition to college a positive one which will set them up for a successful four years.