Our First Priority is Our Students. Our Second is Their Future.

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on service and respect for humanity, as was the dream of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - the foundress of the Felician Sisters more than a century ago. Even today, we strive to represent those values in everything we do.

Without question, students are the top priority at Felician.

We provide the individualized attention and support to prepare you for life, and success, after graduation. More than just quality students, we’re graduating valuable members of society who are prepared to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world. As a co-educational, liberal arts institution, Felician is home to approximately 2,300 undergraduate, graduate and adult studies students. With full-time, part-time and online offerings, you can expect an accommodating university experience at Felician University.

Mission Statement

Felician is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

Vision Statement

To be a pre-eminent Catholic Franciscan University where scholarship and the practice of teaching and learning place students first in the enduring quest for truth and the persistent pursuit of competence, character, and compassion.

Felician Franciscan Values

  • Respect For Human Dignity … our reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of persons.
  • Compassion … an empathetic consciousness of others expressed in caring service.
  • Transformation … the process that encourages an open mind and heart, leading to continuous improvement of the person and ministry.
  • Solidarity with the Poor … ensuring the needs of the poor and vulnerable are met through advocacy and action.
  • Justice and Peace … forging right relationships, recreating a sustainable environment, promoting the common good - all in the pursuit of peace.

Quick Facts

  • One of 20 Franciscan universities in the United States and the only in New Jersey
  • One campus, two locations in Rutherford and Lodi, N.J. - 40 total acres
  • 10,000 hours of student volunteer work performed per year
  • 55 academic programs
  • Average class size is 15 students
  • 92% of students receive financial aid
  • Student to faculty ratio is 13:1
  • Two consecutive years awarded New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher of the Year
  • 10 miles from New York City, with a 20-minute commute
  • 2.5 hours to Philadelphia and Atlantic City
  • 10 Division II athletic programs
  • 230% increase in Study Abroad participation
  • 144-year-old Castle on the Rutherford campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • 100% of our 2017 surveyed graduates were either employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.
  • The average salary of Felician graduates is $50,112.

Where do our students and alumni find internships and employment?

Looking for an internship opportunity? Here is where our students have interned while at Felician:

  • Disney World
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer Club
  • Pepsi Company
  • Prudential Financial
  • United Nations

Here is a sampling of where our Felician graduates are employed:

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AT&T
  • Dupont
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Teachers in the area New Jersey schools
Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

BA

Felician University

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. You have the option of se ... [+]

Major or Minor in Art

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. (Examples: criminal justice major and photography minor, or business major and graphic design minor.)

Felician University also offers certification programs and 18-credit minors in art.

Co-major in Art

K-6 elementary education majors may choose an art concentration as a co-major.

Areas of Concentration

You have the option of selecting one or more concentrations during your course of study, including:

Fine Art Graphic Design Painting and Drawing Photography and New Media Study Abroad Option

A unique, semester-long study abroad program in International Visual Studies offers hands-on experience in photography, book design, and web design.... [-]

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Felician University

As a Humanities major, we invite you to design a program of study reflecting your interests! You have the opportunity to pull together courses from across the Humanities ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration in Global Peace & Justice

As a Humanities major, we invite you to design a program of study reflecting your interests! You have the opportunity to pull together courses from across the Humanities disciplines and connect them around a particular theme, movement or school of thought. For example, you may choose to focus on the evolution of Western culture through art, literature, music, philosophy and/or religion.

Develop Marketable Skills Develop the skills of humanistic study – the ability to analyze, think critically, and to write clearly and persuasively. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and use knowledge from several disciplines, rather than a single discipline. Learn unique methods of analysis through your exposure to many forms of expression of cultural imagery – narrative, visual and musical. ... [-]
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Felician University

Expand the limits of a single field of study when you opt for a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. This program is an interdisciplinary major that encompasses a br ... [+]

Program

Expand the limits of a single field of study when you opt for a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. This program is an interdisciplinary major that encompasses a broad range of fields and disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, history, business, political science and criminal justice

Points of Interest

The major is intentionally flexible so that you, with the help of your advisor, can design a program that serves your interests or allows you to prepare for a career requiring a broad range of knowledge. The skills you acquire will also prepare you for professional programs such as social work, law and medicine.

Acquire a strong knowledge base in a focus area and develop skills in research, communication, critical thinking, analysis and interpersonal skills. Develop an understanding of individual and group behavior as you learn to analyze and address social problems in a rapidly changing world.... [-]

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BSc

Felician University

Students can major in Computer Science and receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Students can major in any other discipline at the University and mino ... [+]

Major or Minor in Computer Science

Students can major in Computer Science and receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Students can major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Computer Science.

Co-Major in Computer Science

Students in the Teacher Education program can select Computer Science as their Arts & Sciences co-major.

Double Major

Students majoring in Computer Science have the option to pursue a double major with any discipline at the University. (Examples: Major in both Nursing and Computer Science, major in both Criminal Justice and Computer Science, or major in both Computer Science and Cybersecurity).

Points of Interest

Students majoring in Computer Science have the unique experience of participating in a number of very progressive activities that bolster their understanding of the subject. These activities include:... [-]

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Felician University

As a Criminal Justice major, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. You may also major in any other discipline at Criminal Justice. With ... [+]

Major or Minor in Criminal Justice

As a Criminal Justice major, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. You may also major in any other discipline at Criminal Justice students in the lab of the University and minor in Criminal Justice. (Examples: Computer Science major and Criminal Justice minor, or Psychology major and Criminal Justice minor.)

Double Major

With a major in Criminal Justice, you have the option to pursue a double major with any discipline at the University. (Example: Major in both Criminal Justice and Social and Behavioral Sciences.)

Certificate in Forensics

Improve your skills and add this specialization to your major. This certificate is available to Criminal Justice majors as well as those majoring in any field.... [-]

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Felician University

Students can major in Cybersecurity and receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity. You may also major in any other discipline at the university and minor in C ... [+]

Major or Minor in Cybersecurity

Students can major in Cybersecurity and receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity. You may also major in any other discipline at the university and minor in Cybersecurity. (Examples: Criminal Justice major and Cybersecurity minor, or Graphic Design major and Cybersecurity minor.)

Co-Major in Cybersecurity

Students in the Teacher Education program may select Cybersecurity as their Arts & Sciences co-major.

Double Major

Students majoring in Cybersecurity have the option to pursue a double major with any discipline at the university. (Example: Major in both Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity.)

Certificate in Cybersecurity

If you are majoring in another discipline and have an interest in Cybersecurity, you may receive certification in Cybersecurity by taking six courses through the Computer Science Department.... [-]

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Bachelor

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As a communications major at Felician, you will learn to tell your stories to the world! Our close proximity to New York City makes the department an ideal place to prepa ... [+]

As a communications major at Felician, you will learn to tell your stories to the world! Our close proximity to New York City makes the department an ideal place to prepare for a career in communications, journalism or videomaking. You will learn from professionals with industry experience in the "media capital of the world," including reporters in radio, television and print journalism.

Our own student-run radio station, WRFC, is a state-of-the-art facility where you will have the opportunity to design your own show, select music and discussion topics, and run the station's digital radio equipment. The radio studio is located in the Little Theatre complex on the Rutherford Campus. The Little Theater is a 90-seat, black box theater with digital video projection and Dolby Digital 5.1 multichannel surround sound system – often used as a communications classroom for film screenings and student projects.... [-]

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Felician University

Complete six field internships before you student teach (10 or 12 weeks each) totaling 360 hours in real classrooms. In each of these six semesters, you will spend one fu ... [+]

Programs* Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood (P-3) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Content Area Specialization (5-8) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Language Arts Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Mathematics Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Biology Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Earth Science Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Social Studies Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Visual Arts Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Music

*All School of Education undergraduate students must additionally fulfill the requirements of a co-major in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art or music.... [-]

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Felician University

Are you curious about the billions of living organisms that inhabit our planet? When you are a biology major at Felician University, you will have the opportunity to stud ... [+]

Are you curious about the billions of living organisms that inhabit our planet? When you are a biology major at Felician University, you will have the opportunity to study the living world from the smallest cells to massive ecosystems. Biological sciences span a wide range of interests that include anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, ecology and evolution, and health-related biology. With a strong foundation in the basic principles of biology, you will have many career options available to you.

If you wish to pursue a career in a health-related profession, Felician University offers several accelerated, pre-professional programs with cooperating professional schools. These programs include: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy Technology, Medical Imaging Sciences, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Audiology, and Podiatry.... [-]

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1 Felician Way Rutherford, NJ
Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
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