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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: FDU is moving all Yeshiva/Seminary fall classes to online delivery and postponing most large gatherings and events. As such, all classes are taking place online, either synchronously 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.

Winter I-II 2020/2021 (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

November 30, 2020– January 22, 2021 – Classes will be taught asynchronously (No set class time.) 

[Note: UNIV 2002.E1D and UNIV 2002.E1D used toward University Core Requirement] 

  • UNIV 2001.E1D Cross Cultural Perspectives [Prof. P. Kleiner] 
  • UNIV 2002.E1D Global Issues [Prof. D. Buck] 

Winter I 2020 (Yeshiva & Seminary) 

November 30 – December 22 – Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom. 

[Note: BUSI 2645.E1D, HIST 1123.E1 used toward Business Specialty. PSYC 1141.E1D used toward Psychology Specialty] 

  • HIST 1123.E1 History of Business [M, T, W, Th, 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern] 

(Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

November 30– December 22 These classes will be taught asynchronously. (No set class time) 

  • BUSI 2645.E1D Business Management I [Prof. I. Jaskoll] 
  • PSYC 1141.E1D Psychology I [Prof. C. Acosta]

Winter II 2021 (Yeshiva) 

January 4– January 21– Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.  

[Note: ACCT 1133.E1, BUSI 2450.E1, BUSI 3645.E1D, IBUS 2261.E1D used toward Business Specialty. PSYC 1142.E1D used toward Psychology Specialty] 

  • ACCT 1133.E1 Business Law [M, T, W, Th, 1:00- 4:00pm – Prof. I Treuhaft]
  • BUSI 2450.E1 Corporate Governance//Business Dynamics [M, T, W, Th, 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern]

 (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

January 4 – January 21–Classes will be taught asynchronously. (No set class time)

  • BUSI 3645 E1D Business Management II [Prof. I. Jaskoll] 
  • IBUS 2261.E1D Managerial Economics [Prof. M. Dyrek]
  • PSYC 1142.E1D Psychology II [Prof. C. Acosta]

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 I (Yeshiva) 

January 25– March 17, 2021– Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.   

[Note: BUSI 3001.E1, BUSI 2430.E1, COMM 3147.E1 used toward Business Specialty. COMM 3147.E1 used toward Psychology Specialty. PADM 3336.E2 used toward Healthcare Management Requirement] 

  • BUSI 2430.E1 Seminar on Business in the 21st Century [M, W, 2:00- 5:00pm – Prof. I. Jaskoll] 
  • COMM 3147.E1 Organizational Development & Strategy [M, W, 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Stern] 
  • PADM 3336.E2 Healthcare Management [T, Th 2:00- 5:00pm – Staff] 
  • BUSI 3001.E1 Personnel Administration [T, Th, 6:00- 9:00pm  – Prof. A. Vardouniotis] 

Spring I (Seminary) 

January 25– March 17– Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.    

[Note: COMM 3147.E2 and MGMT 3700.E1 used toward either Business or Psychology Specialty] 

  • MGMT 3700.E1 Human Resources Management [M, W 6:00- 9:00pm – Staff] 
  • COMM 3147.E2 Organizational Development & Strategy [T, Th 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern] 

Spring I (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary) 

January 25– March 17- Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.) 

[Note: COMM 2099.E2D, COMM 3118.E1D, MIS 2110.E1D, MKTG 4344.E1D used toward Business Specialty. COMM 3118.E1D used toward Psychology Specialty. ENGW 3006.E1D used toward English Writing Requirement. COMM 2099.E2D used toward Speech Requirement. MIS 2110.E1D used toward Computer Requirement] 

  • COMM 3118.E1D Social Media- Branding and Leading in the Digital World [Prof. R. Medaska] 
  • ENGW 3006.E1D Persuasive Writing [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan] 
  • COMM 2099.E2D Professional Communications [Prof. M. Haines]
  • MIS 2110.E1D New Perspectives on the Internet [Prof. R. Medaska] 
  • MKTG 4344.E1D Public Relations [Prof. M. Goldfarb] 

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, PHIL 2255.E3, 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] 

  • BUSI 2162.E1 Business Management & Entrepreneurship [M,W 2:00- 5:00pm – [Prof. I. Jaskoll
  • MKTG 2121.E1 Fundamentals of International Marketing [M, W, 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. Y. Stern] 
  • PHIL 2255.E3 Business Ethics [T, Th 2:00-5:00pm – [Prof. I. Treuhaft]
  • MKTG 2030.E1D Introduction to Marketing Management [T, Th 6:00- 9:00pm – Prof. A. Vardouniotis] 

Spring II (Seminary) 

March 18- May 18 – Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.   
March 18- March 25 / April 5- May 18 

[Note: MGMT 1110.E2 and PSYC 1802.E3 used toward a Business Specialty. PSYC 2001 used toward a Psychology Specialty] 

  • PSYC 1802.E3 Career Development [M, W 6:00- 9:00pm – Staff] 
  • MGMT 1110.E2 Business in a Global Society [T, Th 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: COMM 3311.E1D, MGMT 2261.E1D, MIS 2181.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; 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] 
  • PADM 4547.E1D Global Issues in Health & Human Services [Staff] 
  • COMM 3311.E1D Customer Service [Prof. M. Haines] 

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. SOCI 2244.E1 used toward Science Requirement. 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] 
  • BUSI 3210.E1D Career Management [S, M, T, W, Th, 2:00- 5:00pm 1:00-4:00pm – Prof. I. Jaskoll] 
  • SOCI 2244.E1 Society, Disaster and Disease [S, M, T, W, Th, 1:00-4:00pm – Prof. T. Swanzey] 

Pesach Z’man (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

March 21- April 9
Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time.) 

[Note: MIS 2111.E1D used toward Computer Requirement and Business Specialty. PSYC 1173.E2D used toward Business and Psychology Specialty. MIS 1135.E1D used toward Computer Requirement] 

  • MIS 2111.E1D Internet, e-Commerce & Technology [Prof. R. Medaska] 
  • MIS 1135.E1D Introduction to Computers [Prof. P. Blank] 
  • PSYC 1173.E2D Group Dynamics [Prof. C. Acosta] 

NOTE: Courses and Faculty subject to change.

Frequently asked questions

Faculty

Pathways to Bachelor's Degree Completion
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

Course Descriptions