BA Degree Completion: Yeshiva and Seminary
UNIVERSITY SPECIAL: ALL SUMMER SESSION CLASSES (classes held between 5/24/21- 8/14/21) ARE 50% OFF AFTER THE FIRST CLASS!
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“I chose to attend the FDU Yeshiva Program because it offered a flexible schedule, which allowed me to continue my Judaic Studies, while still partaking in an undergrad program that would afford me all the professional opportunities I was looking for. While there, I was able to seek advice and utilize FDU’s pre-law counseling to help me determine and get into the law schools best fit for me.”
– Joseph Neuburger, BAIS ’18
NOTE: The expectation is that FDU Yeshiva/Seminary fall classes will be a mix of in-person and online delivery classes taking place either synchronously (ZOOM) or asynchronously. Please register for classes by filling out the registration form above, signing it, taking a picture or scanning it, and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Once you are registered, your instructors will get back to you with specifics on how to log on to your course. For advising, contact Dr. Francisco Parra at email@example.com
Designed for busy students in the Orthodox Jewish community, the Yeshiva and Seminary Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University allows yeshiva and seminary students to transfer various credits and earn a bachelor of arts degree in less than 15 months. As a student in FDU’s Yeshiva Program for men or Seminary Program for women, you’ll complete your bachelor’s degree and achieve career success through exceptional academics, supportive professors and affordable tuition. The Yeshiva and Seminary Program has graduated hundreds of yeshiva and seminary students who have gone on to graduate and professional schools such as Harvard, Columbia, and Penn Law Schools, Johns Hopkins Medical School, the FDU Silberman College of Business MS in Accounting program, Rutgers Dental School, Wurzweiler and Touro Schools of Social Work, Wharton School of Business and various MBA Programs. Our students have also pursued various careers in business with their college degrees.
- Enjoy easy access to NYC with our convenient location in Teaneck, NJ.
- In-person as well as synchronous and asynchronous online classes.
- Tuition that’s 50% less than many other FDU programs.
- Transfer up to 90 credits (up to 72 credits from prior yeshiva and seminary study and up to 18 more from the CLEP or other exams and colleges) into the program and complete your BA in just one year.
- Dedicated faculty who deliver highly specialized career development and graduate assistance that is tailored to meet the needs of yeshiva and seminary students.
- Get ahead with shorter terms, including Jewish holiday “Z’man” mini sessions.
- Customize your degree with a specialization in business, psychology, entrepreneurship, public administration, healthcare administration, or pre-med.
- Completed online application. There is no fee to apply.
- Proof of a high school diploma (official transcript) or GED.
- One year of post-secondary yeshiva/seminary studies in a recognized program.
- Official Yeshiva/Seminary transcripts.
- Completion of 120 credits (at least 30 at FDU)
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in upper-level courses completed at FDU
- Completion of 18 credits in the chosen specialization
Every student must take at least 30 credits (including online courses) with FDU. Out of these 30 credits, the following must be taken at FDU:
- 6 credits of Advanced English
- 18 credits of the degree concentration
- 6 credits of CORE courses (Global Issues and Cross-Cultural Perspectives)
In addition, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- 6 credits of English (English Composition/Writing I & II)
- 3 credits of Speech/Public Speaking
- 6 credits of Natural Science
- 6 credits of Math, 3 of which may be in Computer Science
If you are seeking financial aid, you must provide proof of high school graduation or of having attained a GED. All transfer credits should be submitted prior to the beginning of coursework and before students complete their FDU studies. The programs must be completed with FDU credits; that is, your last class must be taken at FDU. If you are taking a break, you should apply for a leave of absence. If you are gone from the University without a leave of absence, you must re-apply. You cannot simultaneously be a student at FDU and at another institution of higher learning (not including your Yeshiva/Seminary).
Program learning outcomes
Each college program has identified outcome measures that indicate whether students are successful in meeting the specific outcomes for the program. The following are outcome measures that will be assessed for the Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion program:
- Communication: An FDU graduate will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written documents, when making oral presentations, and when appropriate, by using graphic presentation software.
“This outcome is also aligned with FDU University learning outcomes for written communication, oral communication and information literacy“
- Critical Thinking: An FDU graduate will demonstrate the ability to define problems; to use information resources such as libraries and computers; and to analyze and integrate knowledge, perspectives and techniques.
“This outcome is also aligned with FDU University learning outcomes for critical thinking”
- Global and Culture Understanding : An FDU graduate will demonstrate an understanding of the historic and global context of events and achievements over time as treated in subjects such as history, the arts and the humanities with an awareness of and sensitivity to global problems and social issues, including those involving ethnic and cultural differences.
“This outcome is also aligned with FDU University learning outcomes for Global Understanding and Cultural Understanding”
- Specialization: An FDU graduate will demonstrate the mastery of a body of knowledge in one subject area or a group of related areas that will be considered the graduate’s specialization.
Spring I-II (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
January 25– May 18–Classes will be taught asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: UNIV 2001.E5D used toward University Core Requirement. HRTM 3215.E1D used toward Business Specialty]
- UNIV 2001.E5D Cross Cultural Perspectives [Prof. P. Kleiner]
- HRTM 3215.E1D Luxury Hotel/Resort Management [Prof. M. Stutler]
Spring II (Yeshiva)
March 18 – May 18– Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.
[March 18 – March 25. Break. Resume April 5- May 18]
[Note: BUSI 2162.E1, MKTG 2121.E1, MKTG 3020.E1D used toward Business Specialty. PHIL 2255.E3 used toward Psychology Specialty. MGMT 3020.E1D used toward Healthcare Management Requirement]
- MKTG 2121.E1 Fundamentals of International Marketing [M, W, 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern]
Spring II (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
March 8- May 18–Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: PADM 4505.E1D, PSYC 2006.E1D used toward Psychology Specialty. SCIE 2010.E1D used toward Science Requirement.]
- PADM 4505.E1D Psychology of Terrorism [Prof. R. Ritchie]
- PSYC 2006.E1D Emotionally Healthy Lifestyles [Prof. C. Henry]
- SCIE 2010.E1D Contemporary Environmental Issues [Prof. J. Jacoby]
March 18- May 18–Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: MGMT 2261.E1D used toward Business Specialty. MGMT 2261.E1D used toward Psychology and Business Specialty. ENGL 2259.E1D used toward English Writing Requirement. MIS 2181.E1D used toward Computer Requirement or Business Specialty; PADM 4547.E1D used toward Health Care Management Requirement]
- ENGL 2259.E1D Creative Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
- MGMT 2261.E1D Human Motivation and Behavior [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
- MIS 2181.E1D Global Information Technology [Prof. R. Medaska]
Pesach Z’man (Yeshiva)
March 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31. April 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9— Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.
[Note: BUSI 3210.E1D used toward Business Specialty. PSYC 7741.E1 used toward a Business and Psychology Specialty. UNIV 2002.E2 used toward University Core Requirement]
- PSYC 7741.E1 Corporate Communication [S, M, T, W, Th, 9:00-12:00pm – Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
- UNIV 2002.E2 Global Issues [S, M, T, W, Th, 9:00am- 12:00pm – Prof. E. Goldman & T. Swanzey]
- BUSI 3210.E1D Career Management [S, M, T, W, Th, 1:00-4:00pm – Prof. I. Jaskoll]
Pesach Z’man (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary)
March 21- April 9
Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: PSYC 1173.E2D used toward Business and Psychology Specialty]
- PSYC 1173.E2D Group Dynamics [Prof. C. Acosta]
Summer I (Yeshiva)
May 24– July 3, 2021– Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.
[Note: BUSI 2430.E1 and MKTG 2040.E1 used toward Business Specialty. PSYC 2001.E1 used toward a Business and Psychology Specialty. MATH 1142.E1 used toward Math or Business Requirement.
- MKTG 2040.E1 Advertising and Promotion [M, W 2:00-5:00pm- Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
- PSYC 2001.E1 Psychology for Success [M, W 6:00-9:00pm- Prof. Y. Stern]
- BUSI 2430.E1 Seminar on Business in the 21st Century [T, Th 2:00-5:00pm- Prof. I. Jaskoll]
- MATH 1142.E1 Statistics [T, Th 6:00-9:00pm- Prof. A. Rabinowitz]
Summer I (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
May 24– July 3, 2021– Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: MKTG 2050.E1D and COMM 3311used toward Business Specialty. BUSI 2648.E1D used toward a Business and Psychology Specialty. ENGL 2209.E1D used toward English Writing Requirement. UNIV 2001.E4D used toward University Core Requirement]
- BUSI 2648.E1D Comparative Buyer Behavior [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
- ENGL 2209.E1D Business Communications [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
- MKTG 2050.E1D Search Engine Marketing [Staff]
- COMM 3311 Customer Service [Prof. M. Haines]
- UNIV 2001.E4D Cross Cultural Perspectives [Prof. A. Eckland]
Summer II (Yeshiva)
July 5 – August 14, 2021– Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.
[Note: FIN 2203.E1, ECON 1122.E1 used toward Business Specialty. MGMT 2261.E2 used toward a Business and Psychology Specialty. HIST 2297.E1 used toward Science or Business Requirement.]
- FIN 2203.E1 Personal Finance [M, W 2:00-5:00pm- Prof. D. Rosenberg]
- MGMT 2261.E2 Human Motivation and Behavior [M,W 6:00-9:00pm- Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
- ECON 1122.E1 Microeconomics [T,Th 2:00-5:00pm- Prof. I. Treuhaft]
- HIST 2297.E1 History of Science & Technology [T,Th 6:00-9:00pm- Prof. H. Heinemann]
Summer II (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
July 5- August 14, 2021– Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: BUSI 2565.E2D used toward Business Specialty. PSYC 1802.E1D used toward a Business and Psychology Specialty. UNIV 2002.E5D used toward University Core Requirement]
- PSYC 1802.E1D Career Development: Theory & Reality [Prof. I. Jaskoll]
- BUSI 2565.E2D Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship- [Prof. Goldfarb]
- UNIV 2002.E5D Global Issues- [Prof. P. Kleiner]
Av Z’man (Yeshiva)
July 19- August 4, 2021 – Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.
[Note: BUSI 2645.E1D, PADM 3305.E1D used toward Business Specialty. COMM 2444.E1D used toward a Business and Psychology Specialty.]
- BUSI 2645.E1D Principles of Management [M,T,W,Th,F 9:30-12:30pm- Prof. I. Treuhaft]
- COMM 3444.E1D Public Relations [M,T,W,Th,F 1:30-4:30pm- Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
- PADM 3305.E1D State & Local Government Administration [S,M,T,W,Th 6:00-9:00pm- Prof. Y. Stern]
Av Z’man (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
July 19- August 4, 2021– Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: MIS 2151.E2D used toward Business or Computer Specialty]
- MIS 2151.E2D Electronic Commerce and Beyond [Staff]
NOTE: Courses and Faculty subject to change.
- Catherine Acosta: firstname.lastname@example.org
- W. Antoine Alexakos: email@example.com
- Mike Dyrek: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Moran Goldfarb: email@example.com
- Eric Goldman: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miranda Haines: email@example.com
- Henry Heinemann: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ira Jaskoll: email@example.com
- Barry Karger: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leon Kurland: email@example.com
- Robert Medaska: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Francisco Parra: email@example.com
- Aliza Rabinowitz: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aryeh Stechler: email@example.com
- Yitz Stern: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Stone: email@example.com
- Evan Swanzey: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thomas Swanzey: email@example.com
- Riki Traum-Avidan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ira Treuhaft: email@example.com
- Athos Vardouniotis: firstname.lastname@example.org