BA Degree Completion: Yeshiva and Seminary
After the first class at regular program tuition, all additional Summer classes (through August 18) are discounted 50%.
“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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Additionally, FDU Yeshiva and Seminary students have the opportunity to advance into FDU’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy or Physician Assistant (PA) professional degree programs within our School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. 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.
Summer I (Yeshiva)
May 23 – July 1 — Classes will be taught at Heichal Hatorah and on Zoom.
[Note: ECON 2001.E1 and MGMT 3111.E1 used toward Business specialties.]
- ECON 2001. E1 Introduction to Microeconomics [M, W 6:00-9:00pm – Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
- MGMT 3111. E1 Management and Labor [T, Th 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern]
Summer II (Yeshiva)
July 5 – August 12 — Classes will be taught at Heichal Hatorah and on Zoom.
[Note: MGMT 1111.E1 and PHIL 2255.E2 used toward Business specialization.]
- MGMT 1111. E1 Intro. to Business Management [M, W 6:00-9:00pm – Y. Stern]
Summer II (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary)
July 5 – August 12 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: BUSI 3200.E1, MKTG 2040.E1, PSYC 3012.E1 used toward Business specialty. MIS 3142.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. MKTG 4272.E1 and PSYC 3012.E1 used toward Psychology specialty. ENGL 2205.E1 used toward English Writing requirement. UNIV 2002.E5 used toward University Core requirement.]
- PSYC 3012. E1 Crisis Intervention [Prof. P. Kleiner]
- BUSI 3200. E1 Topics in Leadership [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
- MKTG 4272. E1 Consumer Behavior [Prof. M. Haines]
- ENGL 2205. E1 Introduction to Critical Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
- MIS 3142. E1 Information Security [Prof. R. Medaska]
- UNIV 2002. E5 Global Issues [Prof. A. Guth]
Av Z’man (Yeshiva)
August 1 – August 18 — Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.
[Note: MGMT 3303. E1 used toward Business specialty. BUSI 2648.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialty.]
- MGMT 3303. E1 Business Organization [M, T, W, Th, F 1:30- 4:30pm – Prof. I Jaskoll]
- BUSI 2648. E1 Comparative Buyer Behavior [M, T, W, Th, F 9:00- 12:00pm – Prof. M. Stone]
Av Z’man (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
August 1 – August 18 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time).
[Note: PSYC 3335.E2 used toward psychology specialty. MGMT 4415 used toward business specialty. MIS 2181.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties.]
- MGMT 4415. E1 Intro to Small Business Management [Prof. M. Stone]
- MIS 2181. E1 Global Information Technology [Prof. R. Medaska]
- PSYC 3335. E2 Cognitive Psychology [Prof. C. Acosta]
Fall (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
August 29 – December 12 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time).
[Note: UNIV 2001.E5 used toward University Core requirement.]
- UNIV 2001. E5 Cross Cultural Perspectives [Prof. P. Kleiner]
Fall I (Yeshiva)
August 29 – October 20 — Classes will be taught both on Zoom and at Heichal Hatorah.
[Note: BUSI 2450.E1 and FIN 2203.E1 used toward Business specialty.]
- BUSI 2450. E1 Business Dynamics [M, W 6:15-9:15pm – Prof. Y. Stern]
- FIN 2203. E1 Personal Finance [T, Th 6:15-9:15pm – Prof. M. Stone]
Fall I (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
August 29 – October 20 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time).
[Note: BUSI 2640.E1, ENTR 3160.E2 and MKTG 2040.E1 used toward Business specialty. MIS 2152.E1, and MIS 2245.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. PSYC 2001.E1 used toward Psychology and Business specialty. ENGW 3002.E1 used toward English Writing requirement.]
- PSYC 2001. E1 Psychology for Success [Staff]
- BUSI 2640. E1 Principles of Marketing [Prof. I. Jaskoll]
- MKTG 2040. E1 Advertising & Promotion [Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
- ENGW 3002. E1 Creative Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
- MIS 2152. E1 Using Electronic Commerce [Staff]
- ENTR 3160. E2 Launching New Ventures [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
Sukkot Z’man (Yeshiva)
October 6 – October 26 (October 6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,23,24,25,26) — Classes will be synchronously online on Zoom.
[Note: FIN 3421.E1 used toward Business specialty. UNIV 2001.E1 used toward University Core requirement.]
- UNIV 2001. E1 Cross Cultural Perspectives [S, M, T, W, Th, F 9-12pm – Prof. T. Swanzey]
- FIN 3421. E1 Sports Finance [S, M, T, W, Th, F 1-4pm – Prof. I. Jaskoll]
Sukkot Z’man (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary)
October 6 – October 26 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time).
[Note: COMM 3311.E3 used toward Business Specialty. PSYC 3327.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialties. MIS 3142.E4 and MIS 1045.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties.]
- COMM 3311. E3 Customer Service [Prof. M. Haines]
- PSYC 3327. E1 Career Exploration [Staff]
- MIS 3142. E4 Information Security [Prof. R. Medaska]
- MIS 1045. E1 Information Technology for Business [Staff]
Fall II (Yeshiva)
October 24 – December 12 — Classes will be taught both on Zoom and at Heichal Hatorah.
[Note: ECON 2102.E1 and IBUS 4810.E1 used toward Business specialty. SPCH 1155.E2 used toward Speech requirement.]
- IBUS 4810. E1 Money & Banking [M, W 6:15-9:15pm – Prof. Y. Stern]
- SPCH 1155. E2 Public Speaking [T, Th 2:00-5:00pm – Prof. E. Goldman]
- ECON 2102. E1 Intro. to Macroeconomics [T, Th 6:15-9:15pm – Prof. M. Stone]
Fall II (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary)
October 24 – December 12 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.)
[Note: IBUS 2201.E1 used toward Business specialty. MIS 2245.E2 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. PSYC 3315.E3 used toward Psychology specialty. BUSI 3210.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialties. MATH 1129.E1 used toward Math requirement. ENGW 3006.E1 used toward English Writing requirement. MIS 1135.E2 used toward Computer requirement.]
- PSYC 3315. E3 Abnormal Psychology [Prof. P. Kleiner]
- BUSI 3210. E1 Career Management [Prof. I Jaskoll]
- IBUS 2201. E1 Fundamentals of International Business [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
- MATH 1129. E1 Introduction to Statistics [Prof. P. Blank]
- ENGW 3006. E1 Persuasive Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
- MIS 1135. E2 Intro to Computers [Prof. P. Blank]
- MIS 2245. E2 Current Technology Issues [Prof. P. Medaska]
All courses and instructors subject to change!
- Catherine Acosta: email@example.com
- Paula Blank: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mike Dyrek: email@example.com
- Moran Goldfarb: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eric Goldman: email@example.com
- Andrew Guth: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miranda Haines: email@example.com
- Henry Heinemann: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ira Jaskoll: email@example.com
- Peggy Kleiner: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Robert Medaska: email@example.com
- Francisco Parra: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aliza Rabinowitz: email@example.com
- Aryeh Stechler: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yitz Stern: email@example.com
- Michael Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thomas Swanzey: email@example.com
- Riki Traum-Avidan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ira Treuhaft: email@example.com
- Manish Wadhwa: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Athos Vardouniotis: email@example.com