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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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Accounting

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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:

Todd Harrison, Chair
Email: tharrison@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8441


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:

Jenna Rossi, Interim Program Director
Email: jrossi@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8110


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

American Studies

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Gain a richer understanding of what it means to be an American in the American studies major. Fisher's program draws from a wide range of course offerings in the humanities, the social sciences, and history.

Contact Information:

Jenna Rossi, Chair
Email: jrossi@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8110


Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Arts: Interdisciplinary

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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 interdisciplinary arts at Fisher.

Contact Information:

Jeremy Sarachan, Interim Program Director
Email: jsarachan@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-7277


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Biochemistry

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Combine cutting-edge research with courses in cell biology, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry and graduate ready for technical positions in biotechnology, regulatory science, analytical chemistry or the pharmaceutical industry.

Contact Information:

Kimberly Chichester, Chair
Email: kchichester@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3741


Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major 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:

Timothy Madigan, Chair
Email: tmadigan@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-5259


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:

Ryan Gantner, Interim Chair
Email: rgantner@sjf.edu  
Phone: (585) 899-3810


Fast Facts:

B.A., B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Cybersecurity

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Protecting and securing digital assets is critical for organizations of all sizes. At Fisher, you will learn the techniques and tools you will need to start your career in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry.

Contact Information:

Charles Harrington, Program Director
Email: cfharrington@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-7387


Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major

Data Analytics

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Fisher's data analytics program is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates statistics, computing and programming, data skills, and a problem-solving approach to data analysis. And the jobs are plentiful.

Contact Information:

Ryan Gantner, Interim Chair
Email: rgantner@sjf.edu  
Phone: (585) 899-3810


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

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:

Lucia Guarino, Chair
Email: lguarino@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8114


Fast Facts:

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

Lucia Guarino, Chair
Email: lguarino@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8114


Fast Facts:

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

English

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Master the power, beauty, dangers, and limits of language with a major in English. You’ll study literature that will help you develop essential and highly marketable skills including empathy, insight, and critical thinking.

Contact Information:

Stephen Brauer, Chair
Email: sbrauer@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8168


Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor, certificate
Certificate: Public and Professional Writing

Ethics

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

Contact Information:

Timothy Madigan, Chair
Email: tmadigan@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-5259


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Film and Television Studies

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

Contact Information:

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


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:

Todd Harrison, Chair
Email: tharrison@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8441


Fast Facts:

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

Global Health

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Explore connections between local, regional, or worldwide health conditions with a global health minor at Fisher. You'll examine the social, biological, and cultural determinants of health while assessing health risks and hazards across geopolitical boundaries.

Contact Information:

David Baronov, Chair
Email: dbaronov@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8220


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Health Communication

Students in health sciences and health communication programs walk together.

Fisher's health communication minor prepares you to create professional, evidence-based strategic communication that promotes community health and wellbeing.

Contact Information:

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


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@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8244


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:

Nikki Leifker, Chair
Email: nleifker@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3817


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:

Ryan Gantner, Interim Chair
Email: rgantner@sjf.edu  
Phone: (585) 899-3810


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:

Ann Marie Fallon, Program Director
Email: afallon@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8477


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:

Robert Dunbar, Program Director
Email: rdunbar@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8243


Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

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:

Nikki Leifker, Chair
Email: nleifker@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3817


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:

Nikki Leifker, Chair
Email: nleifker@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3817


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:

Ryan Gantner, Interim Chair
Email: rgantner@sjf.edu  
Phone: (585) 899-3810


Fast Facts:

B.A., B.S. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Media and Communication

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Students in Fisher's media and communication program write and produce media content as journalists, video producers, and designers, as well as PR and ad professionals.

Contact Information:

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


Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

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 Spanish, French, Italian, and ASL.

Contact Information:

Francisco Plata, Chair
Email: fplata@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8224


Fast Facts:

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

Museum Studies Certificate

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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, Chair
Email: cvacca@sjf.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 Fisher offers you training in cultural sensitivity and ethical decision-making, in addition to exceptional patient- and family-centered care.

Contact Information:

Christine Boev, Co-Chair
Email: cboev@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3869


Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major only

Pharmacy Early Assurance (PHEA) Program

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Academically qualified students may enter Fisher's Pharmacy Early Assurance Program (PHEA). After a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy coursework at Fisher, students have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Contact Information:

David McCaffrey, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Email: dmccaffrey@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-7234


Program Details:

Participating students can complete both undergraduate and Pharm.D. requirements at Fisher in as little as six years.

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:

Timothy Madigan, Chair
Email: tmadigan@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-5259


Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
Offered as: Major, minor

Professional Sales

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The professional sales minor emphasizes problem-solving, business development, and sales leadership across a wide range of industries.

Contact Information:

Nikki Leifker, Chair
Email: nleifker@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3817


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only

Public and Professional Writing Certificate

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The public and professional writing certificate offers students a focused curriculum that prepares them for a variety of careers and develops their written, oral, and visual composition skills.

Contact Information:

Stephen Brauer, Chair (English)
Email: sbrauer@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8168


Fast Facts:

Offered as a certificate only

Public Relations

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Fisher's public relations curriculum helps you develop the skills needed to create professional messages that inform, persuade, and entertain.

Contact Information:

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


Fast Facts:

B.S. degree
Offered as: Major only

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:

Pam Herendeen, Visiting Associate Professor
Email: pherendeen@sjf.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7233


Fast Facts:

BSN
Offered as: Major only

Spanish for the Health Professions

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

Contact Information:

Francisco Plata, Program Director
Email: fplata@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8224


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor, certificate program

Spanish

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

Contact Information:

Francisco Plata, Chair (Modern Languages)
Email: fplata@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 385-8224


Fast Facts:

B.A. degree
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@sjf.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 Fisher.

Contact Information:

Ryan Gantner, Interim Program Director
Email: rgantner@sjf.edu  
Phone: (585) 899-3810


Fast Facts:

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

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 J. Cunningham, Program Director
Email: lcunningham@sjf.edu 
Phone: (585) 899-3723


Fast Facts:

Offered as: Minor only