Mission: Fairleigh dickinson university is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The university strives to provide students with the multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce and culture.
Programs: Higher education: instruction - fairleigh dickinson university was founded in 1942 and is one of the largest independent nonsectarian institutions of higher education in new jersey. The university educates more than 11,600 undergraduate and graduate students in nj, and an additional 600 undergraduate and graduate students in vancouver, british columbia, canada. With a wide range of academic programs and two main campuses in new jersey, each with its own identity and separate mission, the university preserves the intimacy of a small college within a large suburban institution. The florham campus in morris county, new jersey is a picture perfect collegiate environment. Ivy-covered buildings, a strong student life program, and traditional amenities and activities make this campus a picturesque learning environment. The metropolitan campus in teaneck and hackensack, new jersey is by contrast a fast-paced, professionally oriented environment that feeds off the energy of nearby new york city. Many of the university's business, professional, science, and healthcare programs are based at the metropolitan campus. The aacsb-accredited silberman college of business provides career-focused preparation in entrepreneurial studies, accounting, marketing, finance, information systems, and management through bs, ms and mba degrees, including the executive mba. Located in the heart of the u. S. Pharmaceutical industry, fairleigh dickinson university's school of pharmacy in morris county, new jersey, has unveiled a dynamic curriculum incorporating technology, a global perspective, and multiple master's degree options. The university has taken a prominent leadership role in educating veterans and welcomed to campus a strong contingent under the new gi bill. Fairleigh dickinson university was one of just 20 u. S. Institutions to receive a veterans award grant from the american council on education (ace) and the walmart foundation. The university also operates international campuses; wroxton college in oxfordshire, england and fairleigh dickinson university vancouver campus in british columbia, canada. Courses are also offered at many locations throughout the state of new jersey and through on-line courses accessible from anywhere in the world. The university offers over 100 degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctorate levels. Its wide range of offerings include a variety of innovative programs in education, nursing, psychology, business, computer science, visual arts, and public administration. Fairleigh dickinson university's paralegal studies program is an american bar association accredited program, and was voted first in the state for paralegal education in a 2012 new jersey law journal poll. A new state-of-the art cyber crime laboratory extends fdu's already widely respected graduate and certificate programs in computer security and forensics and global security and terrorism studies. The university both defines and responds to the changing needs of society.
higher education: auxiliary - to provide food service and resident halls for university students. Approximately 2,176 undergraduate u. S. Students currently utilize university residence halls.
higher education: research - investigation and experimental activities for the purpose of discovery and revision of accepted conclusions undertaken for the benefit of the community at large. The silberman college of business sponsors a series of business research studies that involve faculty and students. The college publishes several working papers series and the journal of pharmaceutical chemical business. Univesity college: arts, science, professional studies metropolitan campus houses the clinical psychology and school of psychology doctoral programs where students and faculty do research in such areas as behavorial medicine, cognitive, psychological and psych-educational testing and women's issues. In the maxwell becton college of arts and sciences, research efforts are particularly prominent in the the psychology, english, social sciences and communications disciplines. The florham campus psychology department emphasizes experimental, industrial/organizational psychology and clinical counseling.