Fairleigh Dickinson University is committed to maintaining a tradition of academic excellence. Ongoing dedication to this tradition has led FDU to develop programs that make it an academic leader while fulfilling its commitment to serve diverse and ever-expanding learning communities. From an internationally recognized Core Curriculum to a wide variety of innovative programs in education, nursing, psychology, business, computer science, visual arts, and public administration, the University both defines and responds to the changing needs of society.
FDU’s academic initiatives have contributed greatly to the furtherance of the University’s mission while upholding its scholarly tradition. Here are just a few of our activities from the past few years:
• The Silberman College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB is the world's preeminent accreditation authority for collegiate schools of business. AACSB accreditation has been earned by only 30 percent of the business schools in the United States.
• The Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences has introduced honors tracks in each discipline. In addition, the Demanding Curriculum, which includes more rigorous academic guidelines for students and increased faculty-student interaction, is in place throughout the college’s general requirements.
• University College: Arts Sciences Professional Studies was formed to synergize the resources of the former College of Science and Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts. Today, the college includes eight schools.
• Professional reaccreditation was granted to the nursing, education, electrical engineering, engineering technology, chemistry, and computer science programs at University College: Arts Sciences Professional Studies.
• The University Core Curriculum was chosen by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) as one of nine curriculum programs nationwide to serve as a model core program.