If you desire to maintain your Catholic Faith during College, look for a College that maintains the Catholic Faith.
Fisher More College believes that fidelity to Christ and His Church should be the first goal of a Catholic student. We provide a rigorous classical curriculum that includes intensive Latin, and the study of the texts by Plato, Aristotle, St Augustine, St Boethius, St Thomas Aquinas, and many other great works of the Western intellection tradition. Yet the heart of our campus is not the classroom, but the chapel where we assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, pray the Rosary, and pray the Divine Office.
Fisher More College provides an accredited four-year Liberal Arts degree rooted in Catholic Tradition. In a culture that no longer presupposes the Catholic worldview, it is necessary to rebuild the very foundations of a Christian society. The restoration of all things in Christ pertains chiefly to the soul of the apostolate and its disposition to respond to the supernatural life of grace flowing from Christ.
“It is requisite for the good of the human community,” wrote Josef Pieper, “that there should be persons who devote themselves to the life of contemplation.”*Consequently, studies at Fisher More College are dedicated to the formation of not only minds, but especially to the interior life of the soul. The College’s first goal is to foster true devotion and piety in our students through the liturgy and tradition of the Catholic Church. All graces, even intellectual graces, flow to us from Christ our Lord and thus through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Hence, Fisher More is a place of spiritual formation and scholastic excellence. Our life together on campus and our academic curriculum work together to achieve this mission.
Why the Fisher More Curriculum?
Our curriculum is rooted in five disciplines: Philosophy, Theology, Literature, History and Classical Studies. All students enrolled in the four-year accredited Bachelor of Arts program take 96 credits in Fisher More’s core curriculum. The College first establishes students in Philosophy, Literature, Latin, and History before allowing them to wade into Catholic Theology. Our conviction is that students must have knowledge of Latin and Philosophy before studying Theology. For those not interested in pursuing the full four-year BA degree, a two-year AA degree is offered. The AA is the foundational two years of the BA. The remaining 24 credits of the required 120 credits for the BA pertain to the student’s desired concentration:
- Classical Studies
- Liberal Arts (for those seeking an unspecific BA)
Students are allowed to choose a concentration after completing the first two years of core classes.
Why Liberal Arts?
These liberal arts degrees allow students to understand and appreciate the Catholic tradition, but also equip graduates for the workplace. For example, the insights from the Philosophy of Man and Political Philosophy equip one to be an able manager in the workplace. The study of Logic, Rhetoric, Latin, and Epistemology allow the graduate to think, speak, and write clearly. The profound training in Theology prepares men and women to be excellent catechists for their children and families. The curriculum as a whole is also well suited for anyone seeking to enter the seminary or religious life. The coursework is also ideal for anyone seeking to enter law school after graduation. Our two patrons, Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More represent the two vocations that we seek to foster – Saint John Fisher signifies the priesthood and religious life, and Saint Thomas More signifies the life of holy matrimony, sanctified work, and authentic fatherhood.
Who Should Apply?
Fisher More College seeks candidates that desire not only academic excellence but a profound interior life with Jesus Christ our Lord. Life at Fisher More is communal and based on the Holy Sacrifice of Mass, prayer, and community activities ranging from work to common meals. If you are looking for a tightly knitted community of friendship and prayer, please consider making Fisher More your college home.
ad Jesum per Mariam,
Dr. Taylor R. Marshall
Dean of the College
*Josef Pieper’s Happiness and Contemplation (1966).
Degree Plans for our B.A. in Liberal Arts
Degree Plans for the 5 concentrations
Degree Plans for A.A. in Liberal Arts