📢 Israel Information Session
Monday, December 12 at 7pm
Dan Boutique Hotel, 31 Hebron Road, Jerusalem

📢 Zoom Information Session
Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm
Registration required: jewishprograms@fdu.edu

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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. 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.

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-Winter-Spring Schedule

Yeshiva/Seminary Program (2022-23)

Fall II (Yeshiva)

October 24 – December 12 — Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

[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. A. Rabinowitz] 
  • 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] 

Winter (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

January 3 – January 19 ­– Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: FIN 2201 used toward Business specialty. PSYC 1201 used toward Psychology specialty.]

  • FIN 2201. E1 Business Finance [Prof. M. Stone]
  • PSYC 1201. E1 General Psychology [Prof. R. Lubin]

Spring (Online- Yeshiva & Seminary) 

January 23 – May 16 ­– Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: UNIV 2001.E1 used toward University Core requirement.]

  • UNIV 2001. Cross Cultural Perspectives [ P. Kleiner]

Spring I (Yeshiva)

January 23 – March 14 – Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

[Note: COMM 3147.E1 used toward Business specialty.]

  • COMM 3147. E1 Organizational Development and Strategy [M, W 6:15-9:15pm – Prof. Y. Stern]

Spring I (Yeshiva & Seminary)

January 23 – March 14 – Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: HRTM 3209.E1, MGMT 4160.E1 & MGMT 3200. E1 used toward Business specialty. PSYC 6609.E1 & MGMT 2600.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialties. MIS 2151.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. ENGL 2259.E1 used toward English Writing requirement. COMM 2099.E4 used toward Speech requirement.]

  • COMM 2099. E4 Professional Communications [Prof. M. Haines]
  • ENGL 2259. E1 Creative Writing [Prof. R. Traum- Avidan]
  • HRTM 3209. E1 Human Resource Management [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
  • MGMT 2600. E1 Organizational Behavior [Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
  • MGMT 3200. E1 Contemporary Managerial Issues [Prof I. Jaskoll]
  • MGMT 4160. E1 Strategic Management [T, Th 6:15-9:15pm – Prof. M. Stone]
  • MIS 2151. E1 e-Commerce & Beyond [Prof. R. Medaska]
  • PSYC 6609. E1 Consumer Psychology [Prof. R. Lubin]

Spring II (Yeshiva)

March 20 – May 16 — Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

[Note: PADM4507.E1 used toward Business specialty.]

  • PADM 4507. E1: Business and Industry Crisis Administration [M, W 6:15-9:15pm – E. Stern]

Spring II (Online – Yeshiva & Seminary)

March 20 – May 16 – Classes will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time)

[Note: BUSI 2430.E1, ECON 2001.E1 & MKTG 2121. E1 used toward Business specialty. PSYC 3339.E1 & MGMT 2661.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialties. MIS 2110.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties. ENGW 3006.E1 used toward English Writing requirement.

  • MGMT 2261. E1 Human Motivation and Behavior – [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
  • BUSI 2430. E1 Seminar in Business in 21st Century – [Prof. I. Jaskoll]
  • ENGW 3006. E1 Persuasive Writing – [Prof. R. Traum-Avidan]
  • ECON 2001. E1: Intro to Microeconomics – [T, Th 6:15-9:15pm – M. Stone]
  • MKTG 2121. E1 Fundamentals of International Marketing – [Prof. A. Vardouniotis]
  • PSYC 3339. E1 Psychology of Prejudice– [Prof. R. Lubin]
  • MIS 2110. E1 New Perspectives on the Internet – [Prof. R. Medaska]

Pesach Z’man (Yeshiva) 

March 27 – April 18 (March 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18) – Classes will be taught synchronously online on Zoom.

[Note: UNIV 2002 used toward University Core requirement.]

  • UNIV 2002. Global Issues [S, M, T, W, Th, F 9-12:15pm – Staff]

Pesach Z’man (Online- Yeshiva and Seminary) 

March 27 – April 18 — Class will be taught online asynchronously (No set class time).

[Note: BUSI 3200.E1 and MGMT 3303.E1 used toward Business Specialty. MKTG 4272.E1 & PSYC 1173.E1 used toward Business and Psychology specialties. MIS 2101.E1 used toward Business, Technology Management & Public Health Administration specialties.]

  • MKTG 4272. E1 Consumer Behavior [Prof. M. Haines]
  • MGMT 3303. E1 Business Organization [Prof. M. Stone]
  • BUSI 3200. E1 Topics in Leadership [Prof. M. Goldfarb]
  • PSYC 1173. E1 Group Dynamics [Prof. P. Kleiner]
  • MIS 2101. E1 Management Information Systems [Prof. M. Wadhwa]

NOTE: Though asynchronous classes have no set class time, instructors place a variety of work submission deadlines that must be completed in a timely fashion.

All courses and instructors subject to change!

Course Schedule
Frequently asked questions
  • A: 30 transferable credits, or if you are currently enrolled for at least one semester in a post-secondary yeshiva or seminary program.

  • A: 90 credits. Up to a maximum of 72 credits from Yeshiva/Seminary study and whatever is needed to reach 90 credits from other colleges, through CPEP or other standardized exams.

  • A: Up to 24 middle college credits can be applied, plus all APs with a score of 4 or more. They count toward the 90 credits that a student may bring with them into the program.

  • A: You must take at least 10 FDU courses (30 credits) once you have been admitted into the program. These courses may be any combination of in-classroom and/or online courses.

  • A: You work with your advisor, who will assist in choosing what courses and/or exams will fulfill your requirements.

  • A: It is preferable to do so. In this way, you know how many credits may be transferred. These initial transcripts do not need to be official. However, in order to have credits officially transferred to your FDU records, we require that the institution of higher learning send an official transcript directly to the attention of Dr. Parra in our office.

  • A: 6 courses (18 credits).

  • A: Our program already offers a 50% tuition reduction, however, there are many aid programs available to our students, like Federal Pell grants, NJ TAG grants, Work-Study and other government financial aid. FDU’s Financial Aid office assists our students in seeking assistance.

  • A: Students may specialize in any of these areas: Psychology, Business, Health Sciences, Technology Management, Public Health Administration and General Studies (which covers a vast array of subject areas). You develop your specialization in consultation with your advisor. Some specializations may only be available online.

  • A: The Yeshiva/Seminary program is part of Petrocelli Center. You may take any online course at Petrocelli Center and the cost of the course remains the same. Other courses offered at Petrocelli will not be men or women-only courses. You may also take any course offered at any college at FDU, but the cost of the course will not have the reduced tuition that Yeshiva/Seminary courses enjoy. Note: Some courses require that prerequisites be completed before you can take a particular class.

  • A: The cost for each course taken in the program during 2022-2023 is $2001., plus a $36 technology fee. 

     

  • A: You may choose to take all of your classes online. We offer both Zoom synchronous online classes as well as asynchronous online classes. Some students are able to complete all exams and course work in 12-14 months. Others take longer.

  • Synchronous courses are either given in person or on Zoom and take place at scheduled times. Asynchronous classes allow the student to do work when it is best suited for them, with no set class time. Asynchronous classes still require that students fulfill work within a defined time period!

  • A: Our graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies. This is a Bachelor degree like any other and is recognized as such across the world. Our students who choose to continue their studies on a graduate-level have been accepted into the finest institutions of higher learning in North America and Israel.

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
fparra@fdu.edu
Contact Information
Miranda Albert Haines, Program Associate
m_albert@fdu.edu
201-692-7154