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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 fparra@fdu.edu 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 fparra@fdu.edu

 

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.

Program highlights

  • 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.

Admissions requirements

  • 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.

Degree requirements

  • 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 (Online – Yeshiva & Seminary) 

January 24– May 17 – Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: PSYC 3322.E1 used toward Psychology, Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. UNIV 2002.2L used toward University Core requirement]    

  • PSYC 3322. E1 Industrial Psychology [Prof. C. Acosta]
  • UNIV 2002. 2L Global Issues [Prof. A. Guth]

Spring I (Yeshiva) 

January 24– March 17 – Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

[Note: BUSI 3001.E1 used toward Business specialty]       

  • BUSI 3001. E1 Personnel Administration [M, W 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern] 

Spring I (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary) 

January 24– March 17- Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: BUSI 3645.E1, and MKTG 4344.E2 used toward Business specialties. COMM 3118.E1 used toward Psychology, Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. COMM 2099.E3 used toward Speech requirement. ENGW 3006.E2 used toward English Writing requirement and Business specialty.]

  • BUSI 3645. E1 Business Management II [Prof. I. Jaskoll]
  • COMM 2099. E3 Professional Communications [Prof. M. Haines]
  • COMM 3118. E1 Social Media- Branding/Leading in the Digital World [Prof. R. Medaska]
  • ENGW 3006. E2 Persuasive Writing [Prof. Traum-Avidan]
  • MKTG 4344. E2 Public Relations [Prof. M. Goldfarb] 

Spring II (Yeshiva) 

March 21 – May 17– Classes are scheduled to be taught synchronously online on Zoom.   
April 21 – May 1 [Passover Break]. Resume May 2- May 17

[Note: MKTG 2121.E1, PHIL 2255.E3, and MGMT 1110.E1 used toward Business specialty.] 

  • PHIL 2255. E3 Business Ethics [M, W 2:00-5:00pm – [Prof. I. Treuhaft]
  • MGMT 1110. E1 Business in a Global Society [M, W 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern] 
  • MKTG 2121. E1 Fundamentals of International Marketing [T, Th 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. A Vardouniotis]

Spring II (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary) 

March 21- May 17–Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: BUSI 2565 and COMM 3311.E3 used toward Business specialties. PSYC 1201.E3 used toward Psychology specialty. MGMT 2261.E2 and PSYC 1802.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialties. ENGL 2259.E2 used toward English Writing requirement. UNIV 2001.E3 used toward University Core requirement.]

  • BUSI 2565. E1 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship [Prof. I. Jaskoll]
  • COMM 3311. E3 Customer Service [Prof. M. Haines] 
  • ENGL 2259. E2 Creative Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan] 
  • MGMT 2261. E2 Human Motivation and Behavior [Prof. M. Goldfarb] 
  • PSYC 1201. E3 General Psychology [ Kleiner]
  • PSYC 1802. E1 Career Development [T, Th 2:00- 5:00pm – Prof. M. Goldfarb] 
  • UNIV 2001. E3 Cross Cultural Perspectives [Prof. P. Kleiner]

Pesach Z’man (Yeshiva) 

April 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 — Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom. 

[Note: SPCH 1155 used toward Speech requirement. UNIV 2002.E4 used toward University Core requirement.]

  • UNIV 2002. E4 Global Issues [M, T, W, Th, F 9:00am-12:00pm – Prof. E. Goldman]
  • SPCH 1155. E1 Public Speaking [M, T, W, Th, F 1:00-4:00pm – Prof. T. Swanzey]

Pesach Z’man (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

April 6 – 26, 2021 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: BUSI 3210.E1 used toward Business Specialty. MIS 2111.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management and Public Health Administration Specialties.  MIS 1135.E1 used toward Computer requirement. PSYC 1173.E3 used toward Psychology specialty.]

  • BUSI 3210. E1 Career Mgmt. Seminar [M, T, W, Th, F 1:00-4:00pm– Prof. M. Goldfarb]
  • MIS 2111. E1 Internet, e-Commerce & Technology [Prof. M. Wadhwa]
  • MIS 1135. E1 Introduction to Computers [Prof. P. Blank]
  • PSYC 1173. E3 Group Dynamics [Staff] 

Summer I 

May 23 – July 1 — Classes will be taught at Heichal Hatorah, synchronously online on Zoom and asynchronously (No set class time)

Summer II 

July 5 – August 12 — Classes will be taught at Heichal Hatorah, synchronously online on Zoom and asynchronously (No set class time)

Summer III (Av Z’man) 

August 1 – August 18 — Classes will be taught at Heichal Hatorah, synchronously online on Zoom and asynchronously (No set class time)

Fall classes begin

August 22 —

NOTE: Courses and Faculty subject to change!

Frequently asked questions

Faculty

Contact Information
Dr. Eric Goldman, Program Director
201-692-2672
goldman@fdu.edu
Contact Information
Dr. Francisco Parra, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor
201-692-2746
201-692-2503
fparra@fdu.edu