Online Undergraduate Programs


Fairleigh Dickinson University, the largest independent university in New Jersey, has a long history of offering adult learners rigorous, well regarded undergraduate degree and certificate programs through its Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. After flourishing on campus and at numerous offsite locations in New Jersey for many years, two of our adult-friendly programs were converted to fully online formats. Online learning offers enormous flexibility and is completely asynchronous. Students may log on to participate in their courses whenever it is most convenient for them: lunch breaks, evenings, weekends, and holidays. All that is needed is a computer with a high-speed Internet connection.

Students working in a variety of business sectors - corporate, public, and not-for-profit - are currently participating in the program. These organizations include Booz Allen Hamilton, Verizon Wireless, Becton Dickinson, law enforcement, and the military. FDU was honored to accept the Innovative Partnership Award and Spirit of Service Award  from Booz Allen Hamilton for its educational partnership and is pleased to have been accepted as one of the original participants in CAEL's Preferred Provider Network (now EdLink's Featured Provider Network).

The Office of Online Programs

The Office of Online Programs offers the fully online degree student a single point of contact for academic and student support services including admission, transcript evaluation, academic advising & degree planning, registration, and general problem solving. There is no need to navigate the University’s administrative structure from a distance; an email or call to the Office of Online Programs is sufficient. 

Click on the navigation links on the left to access information on enrolling and participating in our online programs. To decide which program may be right for you, read the general descriptions below and click on the program name for more details.

Online Degrees

Associate of Arts (AA)

The Associate of Arts degree with a major in Liberal Arts is a 60-credit undergraduate degree. Adult students with little or no college credit have the option of earning an AA, either as a terminal degree or as a step on the way towards earning a bachelor's degree. All courses taken for the AA roll directly into FDU's BA in Individualized Studies. [Apply to this program]

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Individualized Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies offers an adult learner the opportunity to complete a BA degree by combining FDU course work with previous college work and alternate sources of credit, such as CLEP and ACE evaluated training. Students who elect this program can typically complete their undergraduate degrees rapidly while continuing to work full time. Up to 9 credits of study towards one of several online graduate degrees can be earned while in this program.  [Apply to this program]

Academic Calendar

Registration Information:

Spring 2015

(1/11/15 - 4/4/15)

Course List

Registration Form