Becton College - Dean's Welcome

Florham Campus

Welcome to the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences here on the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. As Dean of the College, I am honored to work with such a strong faculty and staff whose dedication to the education of our students is evident both in the classroom and beyond. Our faculty come to us from the finest universities in the nation and have chosen FDU and Becton as their intellectual home because they and the College are committed to teaching and research in ways that will enhance the lives of our students both now and in the future.

Whatever course of study you choose, you will find first-rate programs that will at once challenge and inspire you. These include strong majors in the sciences, the creative arts, the social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. Our students come from all over the country, indeed the world, to study with us and to prepare for careers as citizens of the world. The depth of our connection with the United Nations, for example, distinguishes us from any other University in the nation.

Students in Becton College have the opportunity to explore a wide range of interests through their majors and a huge selection of minors, as well as through our general education curriculum. This curriculum enables students to choose courses from areas that explore world cultures, the creative arts, the most recent developments in science, math, and computer sciences, and political, social, and humanistic issues.

Outside of the classroom, you will be encouraged to participate, according to your interests, in such activities as Green Day, the Words, Arts and Music Festival (which has featured such artists as Bruce Springsteen and Rosanne Cash), Hot Topics, where students and faculty explore the most vital issues of the day, our first-rate theater events, filmmaking, and presentations of science papers in conjunction with other colleges and universities. In fact, many of our students work directly with their faculty on research projects, have an opportunity to present at both regional and national conferences, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. What a tremendous advantage this presents to those preparing for either graduate study or the first stages of a career!

I look forward to seeing you on campus and to speaking with you. If you have any questions or ideas you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at

My Very Best Wishes

Geoffrey Weinman
Becton College of Arts and Sciences


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Geoffrey Weinman, Ph.D.


Becton College of the Arts and Sciences
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florham Campus
285 Madison Ave - M-MS2-01
Madison, NJ 07940


Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Mansion - Room 14