Academics

Academics

At Fairfield, we believe that how you learn is just as important as what you learn. Which is why we created a curriculum designed to help you do just that — to learn how to learn on a deeper level.

From exploring how creativity helps unlock new ideas to solving problems using research and statistics, the core Pathways are at the center of an undergraduate education. They'll help you discover your competencies and passions, and shape them into careers.

Along the way, you'll explore how different classes and majors relate to each other, like how social justice is connected to biology that relies on mathematics. new ideas and skills will build on one another to make you an adept, adaptable individual, capable of success wherever you go.

Majors & Minors

At Fairfield, we believe our purpose is helping you fulfill yours. We offer 43 undergraduate majors and 19 interdisciplinary minors across four different schools to help you pinpoint your passion and turn your interests into a career.

Schools & Colleges

Fairfield is home to four undergraduate schools and colleges that offer a vast array of courses lead by a team of nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Learn more about the educational opportunities that await you in the College of Arts and Sciences, Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Engineering.

Academic & Career Development Center

The Academic & Career Development Center serves Fairfield University students seeking academic and vocational support services. This integrated approach addresses the diverse developmental stages of a student’s academic career and positions Fairfield University as a leader in providing tailored services supporting personal development, academic excellence, and career readiness for a rapidly changing and evolving student body. The distinctiveness of this holistic approach is grounded in our Catholic, Jesuit mission and supports a transformative learning experience.

The Core

The Core Pathways at Fairfield are at the center of our undergraduate education. We call them pathways - but it's not just a linear journey you follow to graduation. It's ideas and fundamentals that you'll learn and revisit throughout college, and then carry with you the rest of your life.

Academic Calendar

Never miss another event! Fairfield University’s academic calendar is available online for your convenience.

Academic Catalogs

Centers

From programs that support service learning and academic excellence to institutions dedicated to promoting the Humanities and Catholic/Judaic Studies, Fairfield’s campus Centers offer a variety of resources, opportunities and events to help mold students into educated professionals with a sense of compassion and service for their communities.

Summer Programs

Summers at Fairfield University are anything but quiet. During the summer we open our campus to students of all ages for our Summer Programs. Whether you're a high school student looking to earn college credit or just interested in expanding your knowledge, we offer dozens of programs, camps, and conferences.

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Honors Program

The overall objective of the Honors Program is to engage talented students drawn from all the undergraduate schools of the university in a challenging program of study through an integrated series of courses and seminars. The emphasis is on active involvement in the learning process, and the intention is that the Program complements studies in both core and major, without having a negative impact upon students' freedom to pursue minor or elective courses. The Honors Program consists of approximately 50 students from each class, selected partially at the time of admission to the University, partially towards the end of freshman year.

Pre-Professional Programs

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the health professions or searching for a pre-law program that prepares you to think logically, critically and analytically, Fairfield offers a variety of pre-professional programs to set you on a focused career path.

Resources

We offer plenty of support to aid students during this journey, like academic advisors to help plan majors and minors. Our Career Planning Center is an excellent resource to get you started on life after graduation. The Writing Center can help you with things like essays and research papers. And our library - just like every other place on campus - is staffed with experts who can assist you with anything you might need. Because around here, you can be a lot of things - but you'll never be in this alone.

Office of the Provost

The Academic Division houses educational and cultural components of the University, including the four schools and the college, the University Registrar, Disability Services, Office of Academic and Career Development, the Study Abroad Program, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Trio Program, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Bellarmine Museum of Art, several Academic Centers, including the Center for Academic Excellence. The division embodies the educational mission of the University through a commitment to intellectual excellence, Ignatian pedagogical principles and a Jesuit commitment to social justice.

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