Pre-College Programs

Summer Pre-College 2022 – Register Now!

Registration will be open from March 1, 2022 to July 15, 2022

9th to 12th Graders can earn up to 12 college credits online and/or in person on the Metro Campus with the Fairleigh Dickinson University Pre-College Program.

Program Highlights

  • The opportunity to earn 3 college credits per course and up to 12 college credits this summer for future university studies is offered here at FDU.
  • The ability to advance the quality of your college applications can occur from the comfort of your home and/or on the Metro Campus in a college classroom.
  • Customized, exclusive curriculum developed and taught by passionate, distinguished FDU professors.
  • A collaborative learning environment of students from across the state, country, and globe.
  • A glimpse into the most desired majors and careers of today.
  • The perfect blend of real-time instruction, self-paced projects and virtual teamwork.

Program schedule

SESSION 1: Monday, July 11, 2022 to Thursday, July 28, 2022

Register for Session 1

Morning Session Courses: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Cognitive Psychology: Understanding the Mind, the Brain, and Your Behavior
    Course Code: PCPY-E125
    Location: On Campus – Metro
  • Introduction to Data Science & Business Intelligence
    Course Code: PCBU-E125
    Location: On Campus – Metro
  • Creative Writing – The Power of Storytelling
    Course Code: PCEN-E130
    Online
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics
    Course Code: PCMA-E120
    Online
  • Wall Street Careers: An Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading
    Course Code: PCFI-E115
    Online
  • Introduction to Coding: Concepts and Applications for Learning to Code
    Course Code: PCCM-E139
    Online
  • Around the World in 8 Days: Introduction to Global Tourism Management
    Course Code: PCHO-E101
    Online
  • The Power of Social Justice
    Course Code: PCSJ-E101
    Online
  • Astrophysics: Exploring the Stars & the Galaxies
    Course Code: PCPH-E106
    Online
Afternoon Session Courses: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Pre-Medical Professions and the Health Sciences
    Course Code: PCBI-E140
    Online
  • Delving into Cloud: Cybersecurity in the 21st Century
    Course Code: PCCM-E131
    Location: On Campus – Metro
  • Architecture and Engineering Design Fundamentals
    Course Code: PCEG-E121
    Online
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice and the American Legal System
    Course Code: PCCR-E120
    Online
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship/Starts/Venture Capital Funding
    Course Code: PCBU-E120
    Online
  • Drug Discovery: The Exciting Future of Pharmacology 21st Century Treatment Protocol
    Course Code: PCBI-E144
    Online
  • The Art of Digital Drawing & Design
    Course Code: PCAO-E130
    Online
  • The World of Esports & Competitive Gaming
    Course Code: PCSA-E106
    Online

SESSION 2: Monday, August 1, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022

Register for Session 2

Morning Session Courses: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Cognitive Psychology: Understanding the Mind, the Brain, and Your Behavior
    Course Code: PCPY-E125
    Online
  • Introduction to Data Science & Business Intelligence
    Course Code: PCBU-E125
    Location: On Campus – Metro
  • Creative Writing – The Power of Storytelling
    Course Code: PCEN-E130
    Online
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics
    Course Code: PCMA-E120
    Online
  • Wall Street Careers: An Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading
    Course Code: PCFI-E115
    Online
  • Introduction to Coding: Concepts and Applications for Learning to Code
    Course Code: PCCM-E139
    Online
  • Around the World in 8 Days: Introduction to Global Tourism Management
    Course Code: PCHO-E101
    Online
  • The Power of Social Justice
    Course Code: PCSJ-E101
    Online
  • Astrophysics: Exploring the Stars & the Galaxies
    Course Code: PCPH-E106
    Online
Afternoon Session Courses: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Pre-Medical Professions and the Health Sciences
    Course Code: PCBI-E140
    Online
  • Delving into Cloud: Cybersecurity in the 21st Century
    Course Code: PCCM-E131
    Location: On Campus – Metro
  • Architecture and Engineering Design Fundamentals
    Course Code: PCEG-E121
    Online
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice and the American Legal System
    Course Code: PCCR-E120
    Online
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship/Starts/Venture Capital Funding
    Course Code: PCBU-E120
    Online
  • Drug Discovery: The Exciting Future of Pharmacology 21st Century Treatment Protocol
    Course Code: PCBI-E144
    Online
  • The Art of Digital Drawing & Design
    Course Code: PCAO-E130
    Online
  • The World of Esports & Competitive Gaming
    Course Code: PCSA-E106
    Online

Program Cost/Cancellation

Cost: $775.00 per 3-credit course

Individual courses are subject to cancellation for under-enrollment (minimum of 10 students per class. You will be notified if cancellations occur.

In the event you register for a course during Session 1 or Session 2 and decide to drop the course, you can drop the course(s) by Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Requirements
The following is a list of basic technical requirements for taking our Online courses:

Terms and Conditions

Read our program’s terms and conditions

 

Course Descriptions

Cognitive Psychology: Understanding the Mind, the Brain, and Your Behavior

This course examines the cognitive processes broadly referred to as “thinking.” Emphasis is on the discussion of consciousness, attention, language, reasoning, and problem solving to gain an applied understanding of the crucial field of cognitive psychology.

Introduction to Data Science & Business Intelligence

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the field of Data Science and how it is applied in Business Intelligence (BI) applications. Students will receive an overview of the foundational concepts in Data Science and will then learn about applying these tools and skills to solve real-world, Business Intelligence problems

Creative Writing – The Power of Storytelling

This course is designed for students looking to take their first steps toward a career in writing or journalism. Students select a project in a specific genre and develop basic skills used to create imaginative literature. Students explore the fundamentals of craft and composition. They also examine the distinct but related written techniques used across three genres: Story, scene, and characters in fiction; sound, line, image, and voice in poetry; monologue, dialogue, and action in drama.

Introduction to Applied Mathematics

The field of applied mathematics is a critical foundation for several discipline. This course provides students a strong applied foundation in applied mathematics by introducing them to the fundamental tools and techniques.

Wall Street Careers: An Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading

In this course, students explore the structure and functioning of today’s Global Financial Markets. Through applied exercises, simulators, and case studies, they examine what a career in finance and trading entails. Students explore how global financial markets work and how securities transactions are executed. Students also learn how to create an optimal investment portfolio based on the investor’s risk profile.

Introduction to Coding: Concepts and Applications for Learning to Code

This introductory course is designed for students looking to learn how to code in the Python programming language. It uses the Python programming language as a foundation for teaching students the basics of coding and coding to create. Students examine the basics of syntax and structure, and then use these skills to create applications in Python.

Around the World in 8 Days: Introduction to Global Tourism Management

This introductory course is designed for students who want to live, work, and thrive in an interconnected global workplace. Student will gain an exposure to a diverse set of cultures with distinctive perspectives in order to connect on a human level to people from all areas of the world. The fundamentals of economic impact tourism can bring in the $8.8 trillion industry will be explored. Each day, students will focus on a unique region of the world and through culture, cuisine, and touristic destinations will understand the practical applications and variety of forms of hospitality that surround these destinations.

The Power of Social Justice

This course aims to introduce students to the basic foundational concepts of Social Justice and the career avenues available in the field. This course explores economic, political, and social rights and opportunities.

Astrophysics: Exploring the Stars & the Galaxies

This course traces mankind’s knowledge of the universe from astronomy’s ancient roots to the modern study of extra-solar planetary systems, cosmology, and black holes. Students apply this knowledge to describe the properties of the sun and of the planets of our solar system, the properties and fate of stars in general, and the discovery of planets around other stars. America’s economic prowess has been a direct result of its entrepreneurial culture and the acumen of its investors. This course introduces students to the process and potential of becoming an entrepreneur, managing a startup, and securing venture capital funding. It considers the various tools, techniques, and resources required to turn an idea into the next billion-dollar business.

Pre-Medical Professions and the Health Sciences

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of medical science including Physiology, Anatomy and effective patient care using hands-on models. Students learn how to take blood pressure readings and use other diagnostic equipment, and receive an overview of the diverse job opportunities and pathways to careers in the health sciences.

Delving into Cloud: Cybersecurity in the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Networking and Cyber Security. Topics covered will include: Routing and Switching, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Static IP, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Wireless Access Point Management, Cloud Infrastructure, an overview of different types of Cyber Attacks and secure system design.

Architecture and Engineering Design Fundamentals

This is an introduction to architecture and engineering design fundamentals. As part of this course, students will learn the fundamentals of modern engineering and architectural design, and then work on a hands-on modelling project to turn their design techniques into reality.

Introduction to Criminal Justice and the American Legal System

Law enforcement and criminal justice play critical roles in ensuring the safety and security of our citizenry. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the American criminal justice system as well as the laws and precedents that govern the functioning of this system. Students learn how to formulate a legal defense and examine cases from the viewpoint of the prosecution. Students are also exposed to the various career pathways and possibilities in criminal justice and the legal system.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship/Starts/Venture Capital Funding

America’s economic prowess has been a direct result of its entrepreneurial culture and the acumen of its investors. This course introduces students to the process and potential of becoming an entrepreneur, managing a startup, and securing venture capital funding. It considers the various tools, techniques, and resources required to turn an idea into the next billion-dollar business.

Drug Discovery: The Exciting Future of Pharmacology 21st Century Treatment Protocol

As diseases become more complex and drug resistant, the field of Pharmacology is increasingly critical to treating and managing diseases on a global scale. This course introduces students to basic concepts in the field of Pharmacology and presents an overview of the various effects of common pharmaceuticals on systems in the human body. The course uses case studies to help students understand the process of pharmacological drug development. It also exposes students to various careers and career pathways in the field of Pharmacology.

The Art of Digital Drawing & Design

In this course, students will learn digital drawing and cutting-edge design methodologies to design innovative products. The focus of the course is to teach students about the design process and to expose them to the design field.

The World of Esports & Competitive Gaming

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the field of Esports. Students will receive an overview of the industry, its history, current state, and emerging trends.

Contact Information
Jakyrra S. Tyson, Director, Summer Pre-College Program
201.692.7366
precollege@fdu.edu
973-443-8513
1000 River Road, H-DH1-02 Teaneck, NJ 07666