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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.

Fall (Online – Yeshiva and Seminary)

August 23–December 15 – This class will be taught online asynchronously. (No set class time.)

[Note: UNIV 2001.E7D used toward University Core Requirement] 

  • UNIV2001 .E7D Cross Cultural Perspectives [Prof. P. Kleiner]

Fall I (Yeshiva)

August 23–October 15 – Classes are to be taught in person at Heichal HaTorah and synchronously online on Zoom. 

[Note: ACCT 1131.E1 used toward Business Specialty. ENGL 2209.E1 used toward

English Writing Requirement. BUSI 2645.E2 used toward Business, Psychology, Technology Management & Public Health Administration Specialties. DSCI 1142.E2 used toward Math requirement.] 

  • DSCI1142 .E2 Introduction to Statistics [M, W, 2:00 – 5:00pm – Prof. A. Rabinowitz
  • ENGL2209 .E1 Business Communications [M, W 6:00 – 9:00pm – Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
  • BUSI2645 .E2 Principles of Management [T, Th 6:00 – 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern]

The following class is to be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

  • ACCT1131 .E1 Accounting Principles [T, Th 2:00-5:00pm – Prof. M. Dyrek]

Fall I (Online – Yeshiva and Seminary)

August 23–October 15– Classes will be taught online asynchronously. (No set class time.)

[Note: PSYC 3015.E2D, PSYC 3315.E2D used toward Psychology Specialty. DSCI 1142

E1D used toward Math requirement. MGMT 3700.E2D used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration Specialties. WRIT 1002.E3D used toward English Writing Requirement.] 

  • WRIT1002 .E3D Literature and Composition I [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
  • MGMT3700 .E2D Human Resources Management [Prof. M. Stone]
  • PSYC3015 .E2D Theories of Personality [Prof. C. Acosta]

Sukkot Z’man (Yeshiva)

September 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30. October 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 – Classes are to be taught in person at Heichal Hatorah and synchronously online on Zoom.

[Note: ENTR 3160.E1 and ACCT 1133.E2 used toward Business Specialty. PADM

4504.E2 used toward Psychology and Business Specialty. UNIV 2001.E4 used toward

University Core Requirement.] 

  • ENTR3160 .E1 Launching New Ventures [S, M, T, W, Th, F 9:00am-12:30pm – Prof. M. Stone]
  • PADM4505 .E2 Psychology of Terrorism [S, M, T, W, Th, F 1:15-4:45pm – Prof. T. Swanzey]

The following classes are to be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

  • UNIV2001 .E4 Cross Cultural Perspectives [S, M, T, W, Th, F 9:00am-12:30pm – Prof. W. Roberts]
  • ACCT1133 .E1 Business Law [S, M, T, W, Th, F 1:15-4:45pm – Prof. I. Treuhaft]

Sukkot Z’man (Online Yeshiva and Seminary)

September 17–October 7 – Class will be taught online asynchronously. (No set class time.)

[Note: MIS 1135.E1D used toward University Computer Requirement.]  

  • MIS1135 .E1D Introduction to Computers – Prof. R. Medaska

Fall II (Yeshiva)

October 25–December 15– Classes are expected to be taught in person at Heichal HaTorah and synchronously online on Zoom.

[Note: ECON 2000.E1 and BUSI 2450.E2 used toward Business Specialty. COMM 3147.E2 used toward Business & Psychology Specialties. SPCH 1155.E1 used toward Speech requirement.]  

  • SPCH1155 .E1 Public Speaking [M, W, 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Prof. E. Goldman]
  • COMM3147 .E2 Organization Development & Strategy [M, W 6:00–9:00 pm – Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
  • ECON2001 .E1 Intro to Microeconomics [T, Th, 2:00 – 5:00pm- Prof. M. Stone]
  • BUSI2450 .E2 Business Dynamics [T, Th 6:00–9:00 pm – Prof. Y. Stern]

Fall II (Online – Yeshiva and Seminary)

October 25–December 15– Classes will be taught online asynchronously. (No set class time.)

[Note: PSYC 1201.E2D and PSYC 2234.E1D used toward Psychology Specialty. MKTG

2021.E2D used toward Business Specialty. ENGL 2206.E1D used toward English

Writing Requirement. UNIV 2002.E5D used toward University Core Requirement.]

  • ENGL2206 .E1D Intro to Critical Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
  • PSYC1201 .E2D General Psychology [Prof. C. Acosta]
  • PSYC2234 .E1D Social Psychology [Prof. C. Acosta]
  • MKTG2120 .E2D Principles of Marketing [Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
  • UNIV2002 .E5D Global Issues [Prof. P. Kleiner]

Winter (Online – Yeshiva and Seminary)

January 3–January 19– Classes to be announced!

Spring I (Yeshiva and Seminary)

January 24–March 15– Classes to be announced!

Pesach Z’man (Yeshiva and Seminary)

April 6–April 26– Classes to be announced!

Spring II (Yeshiva and Seminary)

March 21–April 14 / April 25-May 17– Classes to be announced!

NOTE: Courses and Faculty subject to change.

Course Schedule
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