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Majors & Minors

Solidify your chosen career path or expand your intellectual horizons by choosing from among Fisher’s full complement of academic programs. Special and pre-professional programs also are offered. 

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Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is designed to provide you with the broad knowledge and diverse skills that today's employers require.

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Accounting
Student presentation

Take this into account: Nearly 100 percent of Fisher accounting graduates are accepted into graduate school or placed in full-time jobs within three months of graduation.

Contact Information:

Marcia O'Brien, Chair
Email: mobrien@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7357


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

African American Studies
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Fisher's African American studies program provides a scholarly perspective on the lives and achievements of African Americans throughout history.

Contact Information:

Arlette Miller Smith, Program Director
Email: asmith@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8212


Degree Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

American Studies
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Live the academic "melting pot" experience as an American studies major. Fisher's program draws from a wide range of course offerings in the arts, the social sciences, and history.

Contact Information:

Mark Rice, Chair
Email: mrice@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7374


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Arts: Visual and Performing Arts
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Study the impact of the arts on society, and practice ways to make your own artistic mark on the world, when you minor in visual and performing arts at Fisher.

Contact Information:

M.J. Iuppa, Program Director
Email: miuppa@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8412


Degree Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Catholic Heritage
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An in-depth analysis of the values upon which St. John Fisher College has been built is the academic cornerstone of the College's Catholic heritage minor.

Contact Information:

Rev. William Graf, Program Director
Email:
wgraf@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8251


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Classical Studies
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You gain the keys to a treasure trove of masterworks–in literature, law, medicine, religion, philosophy, and history–when you elect to pursue a classical studies minor at Fisher.

Contact Information:

Charles Natoli, Chair
Email: cnatoli@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8003


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Computer Science
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Refresh and reboot: Course offerings in Fisher's computer science program are continually evaluated to keep ahead of developments in this quickly evolving field.

Contact Information:

Kris Green, Chair
Email: kgreen@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7367


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Digital Cultures and Technologies
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Learn how to best make social media, information technology, the Web, and location-based media work as venues for artistic expression, communication, and persuasion.

Contact Information:

Jeremy Sarachan, Chair
Email: jsarachan@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7277


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Education: Inclusive Adolescence Education
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Become even more marketable once you hit the job market after leaving Fisher. As an undergraduate education major, you will gain dual certification in general education and special education.

Contact Information:

Jeff Liles, Chair
Email: jliles@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-5264


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major only
Second content-area major required

Education: Inclusive Childhood Education
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Become even more marketable once you hit the job market after leaving Fisher. As an undergraduate education major, you will gain dual certification in general education and special education.

Contact Information:

Jeff Liles, Chair
Email: jliles@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-5264


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major only
Second major required

English
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Developing expertise in critical reading and writing is a given in Fisher’s English program. All you need to do is concentrate … in either writing or literature.

Contact Information:

Deborah Uman, Chair
Email: duman@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-5258


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor
Concentrations: Literature, writing

Ethics
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Think critically and act constructively using the principles you learn in Fisher’s ethics minor program.

Contact Information:

Linda MacCammon, Program Director
Email: lmaccammon@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8363


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Film and Television Studies
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The film and television studies minor at St. John Fisher College gives you a chance to examine some of your favorite forms of popular culture from an academic standpoint.

Contact Information:

Todd Sodano, Program Director
Email: tsodano@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3724


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Finance
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As a finance major, you may qualify for the 4+1 MBA program, which would allow you to complete your MBA degree within a year of your undergraduate degree.

Contact Information:

Marcia O'Brien, Chair
Email: mobrien@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7357


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, corporate finance minor
Tracks: Corporate finance, financial planning

French
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Major in French through Fisher's modern languages program, which features an advantageous and adventurous study-abroad component.

Contact Information:

Marc Papé, Chair
Email: mpape@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3873


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor
French can be taken as an individual- or dual-language minor

Health and Humanities
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A close and in-depth examination of bioethics and the influence of art and science on the overall human condition awaits you when you choose to minor in the health and humanities program.

Contact Information:

Lisa Jadwin, Program Director
Email: ljadwin@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8192


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

History
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What do certain college professors, government officials, research analysts, and technical/sports writers have in common? As Fisher students, they all were history majors.

Contact Information:

Carolyn Vacca, Chair
Email: cvacca@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8244


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Human Resources Management
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Fisher's human resources management program is the only undergraduate program in the region recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management.

Contact Information:

Monica Hodis, Chair
Email: mhodis@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3793


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Information Technology
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Fisher's information technology minor gives you the power to apply current concepts and practices in information technologies, including programming, networking, database operations, and security.

Contact Information:

Kris Green, Program Director
Email: kgreen@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7367


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Interdisciplinary Studies
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If you see yourself going in a decidedly unique academic or employment direction, check out Fisher's interdisciplinary studies program.

Contact Information:

James Bowers, Program Director
Email: jbowers@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8217


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor
Written proposal and permission required

International Studies
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It’s a big world and a global marketplace. Let Fisher's international studies program make finding your place in both a bit easier and more efficient.

Contact Information:

Marc Papé, Chair
Email: mpape@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3873


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Irish Studies
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Fisher's Irish studies program offers you the opportunity to explore the literary, social, political, religious, and cultural traditions of Ireland, past and present.

Contact Information:

Tim Madigan, Program Director
Email: tmadigan@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-5259


Special Note:

The Irish studies program at Fisher is considered a special program; there is no major or minor in Irish studies.

Journalism
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Fisher's journalism minor finely hones your writing, editing, and reporting skills in all media formats—online, print, and broadcast.

Contact Information:

Jeremy Sarachan, Media and Communication Chair
Email: jsarachan@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7277


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Legal Studies
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Students in Fisher's legal studies program can take advantage of 3+3 LEAP programs to earn a law degree faster.

Contact Information:

Wes Renfro, Interim Chair
Emaillegalstudies@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-5253


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major only
Second major required

Management
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In addition to receiving the best undergraduate training in the field, management majors may qualify for Fisher's 4+1 accelerated MBA degree program.

Contact Information:

Monica Hodis, Chair
Email: mhodis@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3793


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor
Minor not applicable to other School of Business majors

Marketing
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Courses in Internet marketing and supply chain systems augment the traditional emphasis on promotion, selling, buyer behavior, and market research in Fisher’s marketing program.

Contact Information:

Monica Hodis, Chair
Email: mhodis@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3793


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Mathematics
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Fisher's mathematics program can teach you to become a statistician, scientific programmer, actuary, math teacher, and more. It definitely will teach you to be a masterful problem-solver.

Contact Information:

Kris Green, Chair
Email: kgreen@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7367


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Media and Communication
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Students in Fisher's media and communication program learn how to produce content that is consumed by a variety of audiences via multiple devices and media.

Contact Information:

Jeremy Sarachan, Chair
Email: jsarachan@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7277


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Media Management
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Fisher's media management program blends media skills and conceptual understanding with business literacy to prepare you for careers involving media-project oversight, direction, and management.

Contact Information:

Jeremy Sarachan, Chair
Email: jsarachan@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7277


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major only

Modern Languages
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Focus on proficiency in one language, or double your linguistic prowess by studying two languages through this program. Classes are offered in French, Italian, and Spanish.

Contact Information:

Marc Papé, Chair
Email: mpape@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3873


Fast Facts:

Minor only
Offered as: Single-language or dual-languages minor

Museum Studies
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Learn to appreciate and address the challenges of selecting, maintaining, and interpreting material culture through Fisher's museum studies certificate program.

Contact Information:

Carolyn Vacca, Program Director
Email: cvacca@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8244


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Certificate program
Credits may be used toward student's major, minor, or Core requirements

Nursing
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The nursing program at St. John Fisher College offers you training in cultural sensitivity and ethical decision-making, in addition to exceptional patient- and family-centered care.

Contact Information:

Charlene Smith, Chair
Email: cmsmith@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3877


Degree Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major only

Philosophy
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Study the works of great thinkers as you become one yourself through Fisher’s philosophy program. The program examines ways in which philosophical thought leads one to an ethical, well-considered existence. 

Contact Information:

Charles Natoli, Chair
Email: cnatoli@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8003


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

RN to BSN Online
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With flexible scheduling in an accelerated format, Fisher's accredited RN to BSN online program lets you complete your bachelor's degree in nursing at a pace that suits you.

Contact Information:

Pamela White, Program Director
Email: pwhite@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8395


Degree Fast Facts:

BSN
Offered as: Major only

Spanish for the Health Professions
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Medical professionals learn how to communicate with Hispanic populations--in their patients' native language and with greater cultural sensitivity–through the Spanish for the health professions minor.

Contact Information:

Rubén L. Gómez, Program Director
Email: rgomez@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7348


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor, certificate program
All courses may be completed in evening classes

Spanish
Student in classroom

Major in Spanish through Fisher's modern languages program, which features an advantageous and adventurous study-abroad component.

Contact Information:

Marc Papé, Chair
Email: mpape@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3873


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A.
Offered as: Major, minor
Spanish can be taken as an individual- or dual-language minor

Special Programs
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In addition to unmatched academics, Fisher offers programs that support your goals and enrich your learning experience in a variety of constructive, relevant ways.

 

Contact Information:

Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8064


Statistics
Students talking

You gain statistical programming skills, in addition to a thorough grounding in data analytics and applied statistical methodology, when you major in statistics at St. John Fisher College.

Contact Information:

B. Evan Blaine, Program Director
Email: bblaine@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3808


Degree Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor
Minor or second major required

Strategic Communication
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Master the art of persuasion using well-crafted writing, captivating images, and powerful oration when you choose to minor in strategic communication at Fisher.

Contact Information:

Jeremy Sarachan, Media and Communication Chair
Email: jsarachan@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7277


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Women and Gender Studies
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Fisher's women and gender studies minor is designed to enrich your understanding of women's contributions to society, and the role of gender in shaping the human experience.

Contact Information:

Lisa Cunningham, Program Co-director
Email: lcunningham@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3723

Pao Vue, Program Co-director
Email: pvue@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-2142


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only