The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university in 1956. Fairleigh Dickinson University was the first American university to own and operate an international campus. In addition to its two campuses in New Jersey, the university also has a campus in Vancouver, Canada, and a campus in Oxfordshire, UK. The University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in pharmacy, nursing practice, clinical psychology and school psychology; and an AACSB-accredited business school.


FDU's 11,500 full- and part-time students pursue quality career-oriented programs on schedules tailored to their needs — days, evenings and weekends. The curriculum reflects a mission of global education and a foundation of a world-renowned University Core.

Rationale for a Global Education

Global education is a learning paradigm that promotes the awareness and application of global issues and interdependencies in the teaching of every discipline, as well as across disciplines. Global education thus calls for knowledge acquisition, critical thinking and problem-solving through which students can extend their own views and knowledge bases upon a foundation of global perspectives and understandings. Outcomes of a global education include the capacity of students to examine their roles in the global community, to develop a greater synthetic understanding of what is universal to and differentiating among peoples and societies, and to use this knowledge to inform their actions as global citizens.

The specific expectations for global education at FDU can be related to the following general goals of a global education curriculum:

  1. To integrate global education into the teaching of all disciplines
  2. To teach students how to access, interpret, evaluate, and make responsible use of information and communications technology
  3. To teach students to develop critical-thinking skills appropriate to the information age and to the increasing pressures for intercultural understanding, negotiation, and problem-solving
  4. To graduate students who are employable in the new markets for labor, that is, not only skilled for their first jobs but for a lifetime of learning and career changes
  5. To graduate students with a strong sense of the ethical implications of globalization

Professinal Programs

ESL High School Diploma/Certificate Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree Post-Graduate Diploma Master's Degree

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