Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies degree is a 120 credit baccalaureate degree program.  

Communication, Mathematics and Computer Requirements:

18 Credits

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements:

24 Credits

University Core Requirement:

12 Credits

International Perspective Requirement:

3 Credits

Hospitality and

Tourism Specialized Studies Requirements:

21 Credits

Electives:

·Hospitality/Tourism Electives

·Business Electives 

42 Credits

  • 21 Credits
  • 21 Credits

Total

120 Credits

 

Communication, Mathematics and Computer Requirements: 18 Credits (6 Courses)

The ability to use the English language orally and in writing, the ability to understand and use basic mathematical symbols and the mastery of basic computer skills are required of all students in the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program.

Requirements

  • Writing: minimum 9 credits (3 courses)
    Any combination of freshman writing and advanced-level writing courses or their equivalents at other institutions. At least one advanced-level writing course must be taken at FDU. (Courses labeled Fundamentals of Composition are considered precollege level and do not count toward meeting degree requirements.)
  • Oral Communication: 3 credits (1 course)
    Public Speaking
  • Mathematics: 3 credits (1 course)
    At least one college-level math course, finite math or a more advanced course.
  • Computer Skills: 3 credits (1 course)
    Fundamentals of Computer Use

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements: 24 Credits (8 Courses)

A breadth and depth of study in the following areas is required of all degree candidates:

  • humanities
  • social sciences
  • natural sciences

Students will be exposed to social, scientific, aesthetic, moral and religious ideas, the purpose of which is to gain insight into how the concerns of people are interrelated, how knowledge has been accumulated and how unsolved problems remain a challenge to humanity.

Requirements

  • Humanities: 9 credits (3 courses)
    Nine credits from at least two of the following areas:
    • Art History/Appreciation
    • Literature
    • Music History/Appreciation
    • Theater History
    • Foreign Language
    • History
    • Philosophy

 

  • Social Sciences: 9 credits (3 courses)
    Nine credits from at least two of the following areas:
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

 

  • Natural Sciences: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits selected from the following areas.
    At least one must be a laboratory science course. A first-year science course for majors may be substituted for any of the recommended courses listed below:
    • Life Sciences (Biology)
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences (Geology, Physical Science)
    • Physics

University Core Requirement: 12 Credits (4 Courses)

Fairleigh Dickinson University requires all students to complete a common University Core curriculum consisting of four integrated courses with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts.

Required courses:

 CORE1006 University Core A - The Global Challenge
 CORE2007 University Core B - Perspectives on the Individual
 CORE2008 University Core C - Cross-cultural Perspectives
 CORE3009 University Core D - The American Experience: The Quest for Freedom

It should be noted that transfer students entering with 30-59 credits are required to take only three Core courses:

 CORE1006 University Core A - The Global Challenge
 CORE2007 University Core B - Perspectives on the Individual
 CORE2008 University Core C - Cross-cultural Perspectives

Those entering with 60 or more credits are required to take only two Core courses:

 CORE1006 University Core A - The Global Challenge
 CORE2007 University Core B - Perspectives on the Individual

International Perspective Requirement: 3 Credits (1 Course)

The world is no longer composed of countries that are isolated from each other. Economic, political and cultural independence have been replaced by interdependence. In the current global economy, knowledge of other countries is essential. This requirement may be met through one of a variety of designated courses from the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Specialized Studies Core Courses: 21 Credits

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies, in addition to providing certain skills and broad exposure to the major bodies of knowledge, also allows the opportunity to pursue a single area of study in depth or any other combination of courses that fit into an individualized cohesive course of study, including appropriate certificate programs. The Hospitality and Tourism Management specialization requires the following 7 core courses

 

HRTM

2210

Sales & Marketing for Hospitality

3 Credits

HRTM

2211

Accounting for Hospitality Managers

3 Credits

HRTM

3209

Human Resource Management

3 Credits

HRTM

3207

Lodging Management/Rev Management

3 Credits

HRTM

3203

Food and Beverage Management

3 Credits

HRTM

3208

Financial Management/Hosp Industry

3 Credits

HRTM

4204

Property Management     

3 Credits

 

Electives: 42 Credits

Students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Specialization must take 42 elective credits of which 21 credits must be Hospitality and Tourism courses and 21 credits must be business courses. Students are expected to complete 3 practical work experience terms HRTM 1100, 2100 and 3100, which are one credit each and additionally are strongly encouraged to complete the following courses:

HRTM

2260

Event Management

3 Credits

HRTM

4280

Domestic and International Tourism

3 Credits

Other elective options may include:

ACCT 2021

Accounting Principles I

3 credits

ACCT 2022

Intro to Managerial Accounting

3 credits

BUSI 2450

Business Dynamics

3 credits

ECON 2001

Intro to Microeconomics

3 credits

MGMT 1110

Business in a Global Society

3 credits

MGMT 2261

Human Motivation & Behavior

3 credits

MGMT 2600

Organizational Behaviour

3 credits

MGMT 3371

Concepts of International Mgmt

3 credits

MKTG 3371

Principles of International Mktg

3 credits

MKTG 4365

Marketing Communications

3 credits

HRTM 2230

Intro to Study of Wine

3 credits

HRTM 2233

Quantity Food Production

3 credits

HRTM 2250

Casino Management

3 credits

HRTM 2260

Events Management

3 credits

HRTM 3108

Nutrition/Sanitation and Safety   

3 credits

HRTM 4108

Global Issues in Hospitality Management

3 credits

 

Wine glasses

 

Flowers

 

Beverages