Fisk Academics

Fisk University Academic Excellence

From its founding in 1866, academic excellence has been the hallmark of Fisk University, one of the foremost research and teaching universities in the United States. Fisk offers its students an exceptional curriculum and dynamic learning and mentoring experiences with an award-winning, professionally renowned faculty.

School Of Humanities & Behavioral Social Sciences

The disciplines of Psychology, English, Music, Political Science, Sociology, History, Art, and Languages comprise the Department of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences.

School Of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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Provides an effective teaching and learning environment using emerging technologies.

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The CORE Curriculum provides a pedagogical framework for students to develop their skills in becoming competent, resourceful, global leaders. The curriculum explicitly teaches critical thinking in the humanities and social and natural sciences. The curriculum reinforces respect for diverse viewpoints and ethical values in the academy. Students develop effective problem solving skills for addressing real world problems, and intellectual humility through service learning. Students engage in quantitative and qualitative research in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities  as they understand the complexities of the human condition.

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Maintain the safety, health and the protection of the environment within the disciple of natural sciences.

We have designed a Sample Syllabus with selected elements of an effective syllabus, as well as recommended language related to University policies and resources for students. Although it is a syllabus for a particular course, the format can be adapted to probably most any other courses.


The Fisk University Substantive Change Compliance Policy applies to each academic unit and department within Fisk and is mandatory. Within academic areas, such changes can originate with (1) individual or groups of faculty members, (2) department committees, (3) Department Chairs, (4) Deans, (5) Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, (6) Faculty Assembly, or (7) any other area reporting to the Provost.

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