Build a Unique Résumé
At FDU, students can build a unique résumé of global lessons and experiences that will provide a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Choose from a wide range of academic programs and become involved with exciting activities that deliver global perspectives, international insights and real-world training. Innovative programs that incorporate new technologies and have a global reach also have been established for special populations.
Many FDU degree programs infuse global perspectives, and full degree programs focus on global themes. For example, FDU offers a MBA in international business, MAS for diplomats and a BA in international studies — one of the few programs of its kind in the nation. Also, the University’s Core curriculum is nationally recognized and distinguished for incorporating global lessons. All undergraduate students culminate their academic program with a specially designed Core course, Global Issues, which serves as a capstone to their global education at FDU.
Global Virtual Faculty™
FDU created the new category of Global Virtual Faculty™ — more than 60 scholars and practitioners from around the world who partner with campus-based faculty and bring diverse perspectives to the classroom via the Internet. The GVF was honored by the American Council on Education as one of the top programs nationwide using technology to internationalize the curriculum.
Views of Eminence and Acclaim
FDU brings to campus leaders from all walks of life to share insights from around the globe. Students have access to an incredibly diverse collection of scholars and CEOs, diplomats and dignitaries, poets and presidents. Recent guests have included President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. And on a single day in May, 2010, FDU welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Maya Angelou.
Global Scholars/Florham Scholars
FDU’s Global Scholars and Florham Scholars programs provide distinctive communities of learning and living with a special emphasis on global themes and activities. Each program has dedicated residence areas.
Hundreds of students study abroad each semester, and a wide variety of short-term and full-semester opportunities are available. Destinations have included Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain and many others. Particular programs frequently journey abroad for international lessons. For example, the School of Natural Sciences runs a full marine-science laboratory for marine-biology majors in the Dominican Republic, the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has long offered a Global Seminar in Switzerland and Global MBA students regularly visit China.
Building on its groundbreaking online learning requirement, FDU now offers a wide variety of online programs for students around the world. These include the associate in arts degree, the bachelor of arts in individualized studies, the master of administrative science, the master of science in homeland security, the master of science in electrical engineering, the master of sports administration and a postdoctoral M.S. in clinical psychopharmacology, as well as various professional certificates. The University also has created special online programs for specific populations. For example, FDU provides online degree completion programs for the major consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and now has partnerships with other major corporations. In association with the National Guard Bureau and with nearly $3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, the University developed an online master of administrative science degree with emphasis on areas of homeland security and various certificate programs.
Office of Global Learning
FDU’s Office of Global Learning coordinates the many programs and activities that help fulfill the University's global mission, from United Nations Pathways events to study abroad, from Global Virtual Faculty™ to the Global Issues Gateway Web site.
Global Issues Gateway
FDU’s Global Issues Gateway (GIG) Web site is a portal between the University community and the world. The site features an online academic journal called Exploring Globalization, videos of global events at FDU and tools to connect FDU to classrooms around the world.
Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Part of Silberman College of Business since 1989, the Rothman Institute features an outstanding curriculum, and FDU’s entrepreneurial studies programs have been ranked among the top in the nation by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Institute’s innovative outreach programs including the Family Business Forum also help entrepreneurs succeed in their ventures.
Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health
FDU’s Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health is one of only two New Jersey schools to offer a clinical doctorate degree in nursing. In 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded Fairleigh Dickinson University a $2.5 million grant to train future nursing faculty.
International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is the oldest program of its type in the New York metropolitan area and one of the oldest in the United States. It was rated by the Princeton Review’s Gourman Report as one of the top 15 four-year hospitality management programs, out of over 200, in the United States.
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Fairleigh Dickinson University recently established its School of Pharmacy, New Jersey's first pharmacy school affiliated with an independent university. The school, which enrolled its first students in August, 2012, will help address the growing need for licensed pharmacists and prepare students to take leadership roles in a variety of health-care related industries and fields. Students have a choice among multiple dual-degree tracks leading to a doctor of pharmacy degree and master's degree.
Institute for Sustainable Enterprise
Founded in 2005 and part of the Silberman College of Business, the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise provides research, education and other services to help people learn to live and manage their organizations in ways that benefit the planet.
FDU offers a unique theater arts program that combines study with outstanding faculty, mentorship with theater professionals and practical learning experiences in New York City — the theater capital of the world — and at Wroxton College, near the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ is a research center that conducts polling, survey and other research on politics, society, popular culture, consumer and economic trends. Surveys have been covered locally, nationally and internationally.
Veterans Education at FDU
FDU is a leader in providing educational programs for veterans. The University participates in the GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and its Office of Veterans Services provides a full range of services and assistance.
Fairleigh Dickinson University was named a "Military Friendly School" for four consecutive years by G.I. Jobs magazine, a designation that places it in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.
Puerta al Futuro
Puerta al Futuro (Gateway to the Future) enables Spanish speakers to learn English while completing an associate’s degree program. Course work begins in Spanish and transitions to English. The program has inspired similar offerings for Korean speakers, MiraeRo!, and Chinese speakers.
The Literary Review
Since the publication of its first issue in 1957, The Literary Review has made writing from around the world available in English translation and it features the best of new fiction, poetry and essay from writers worldwide.
Gene Barnett Literary Society
Founded in 1977, the Gene Barnett Literary Society’s speaker series has attracted many of the foremost literary figures in the world. Speakers have included Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, John Updike, Saul Bellow, Amy Tan, Umberto Eco and United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins.