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GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Degree Programs

This section of the Preliminary 2015-2016 University Catalog includes revisions received after the 2014-2015 catalog's publish date of June 3, 2014. Revisions appear in red.

This Degree Programs section is divided into the following subsections. The subsections appear in the following order:

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Minors

Undergraduate Certificate Programs


FAU Honors Programs


Combined Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs



Undergraduate Degree Programs

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (A.A.)

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B.Arch.)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) with major in one of the following:
Anthropology
Art
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
Exceptional Student Education
French
Geography
Geology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Science
Jewish Studies
Liberal Arts and Science (Honors College only)
Linguistics
Mathematics
Multimedia Studies
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre

Programs leading to teacher certification at the secondary school level are available in Art, French and Spanish.

B.A. degrees in teacher education programs at the secondary school level are available in English, Mathematics, Music, Social Science and Science, including Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. Students must enroll in the degree program in the subject they wish to teach.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (B.A.E.) with major in one of the following:
Elementary Education
Exceptional Student Education

B.A.E. degrees in teacher education programs at the secondary school level are available in English, Mathematics, Music and Social Science. Students must enroll in the degree program in the subject they wish to teach.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (B.B.A.) with major in one of the following:
Accounting
Economics
Finance
Hospitality Management
International Business
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing

BACHELOR OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION (B.E.C.E.)

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (B.F.A.) with major in one of the following:
Art
Theatre

BACHELOR OF HEALTH SERVICES (B.H.S.) with major in Health Administration

BACHELOR OF MUSIC (B.M.) with major in one of the following:
Commercial Music
Music


BACHELOR OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (B.P.M.)

BACHELOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (B.P.S.A.)

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) with major in one of the following:
Accounting
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Finance
Geography
Geology
Hospitality Management
International Business
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Neuroscience and Behavior
Physics

B.S. degrees in teacher education programs at the secondary school level are available in Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. Students must enroll in the degree program in the subject they wish to teach.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (B.S.C.V.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (B.S.C.E.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (B.S.E.) with major in one of the following:
Exercise Science and Health Promotion

B.S.E. degrees in teacher education programs at the secondary school level are available in Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. Students must enroll in the degree program in the subject they wish to teach.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (B.S.E.E.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOMATICS ENGINEERING (B.S.G.E.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (B.S.M.E.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (B.S.N.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN OCEAN ENGINEERING (B.S.O.E.)

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (B.S.W.)

BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (B.U.R.P.)

BACHELOR OF URBAN DESIGN (B.U.D.)

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Minors
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Minors:
Anthropology
Arabic
Art History
Commercial Music
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Film and Video
French
German
History
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Philosophy
Political Science
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre

College of Business Minors:
Accounting
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Law
Digital Marketing
Economics
Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare Information Systems
Health Administration
Hospitality Management
Information Security
International Economics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Operations Management
Real Estate

College for Design and Social Inquiry Minors:
Criminal Justice
Disaster Management
Nonprofit Management
Public Management

College of Engineering and Computer Science Minors:
Computer Science
Geomatics Engineering

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Minors:
Anthropology
Art
Chemistry
Economics
English Literature
Environmental Studies
Ethics (Interdisciplinary)
History
Interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge
Law and Society
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Spanish Literature
Women's Studies

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Minors:
Biological Sciences
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Statistics

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Undergraduate Certificates
In addition to its degree programs and minors, the University offers the following undergraduate certificate programs:

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Undergraduate Certificates:
Asian Studies
Caribbean and Latin American Studies
Classical Studies
English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies
Ethics, Law and Society (Certificate is currently not admitting students.)
Ethnic Studies
Jewish Studies
Peace Studies
Professional and Technical Writing (effective fall 2014)
Religious Studies
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

College of Business Undergraduate Certificates:
Business Analytics
Digital Marketing
Gerontology
Healthcare Information Systems
Hospitality Management
Information Security
International Business
Meetings & Events Management
Risk Management and Insurance

College for Design and Social Inquiry Undergraduate Certificates:
Aging
Child Welfare
Public Procurement

College of Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Certificates:
Geomatics Engineering

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Undergraduate Certificates:
Actuarial Science
Biotechnology
Environmental Sciences
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Pre-Health Professions Studies
Statistics

These programs provide a multidisciplinary perspective and are available to all undergraduate students, unless stated otherwise in the program descriptions. Program descriptions are listed in specific college sections.

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FAU Honors Programs

Undergraduates have a variety of honors options to choose from at FAU.

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Academically accomplished students can take advantage of the complete all-honors education of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter, Florida. The Honors College provides an extraordinary liberal arts and science education in a unique living and learning environment located on FAU’s beautiful John D. MacArthur campus, 40 minutes north of the main Boca Raton campus. It is an opportunity for motivated students to take all four years of their coursework at the honors level, in classes with an average size of 15 students. Honors College students receive the benefits of a small, selective, residential liberal arts college while also having full access to the research opportunities of a large university, including access to the world-renowned Scripps Research and Max Planck Institutes, located on the Jupiter campus and FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce.

Among the unique features of the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter:

All admitted students are awarded substantial merit scholarships including a significant number of "full-ride" scholarships (up to $60,000 over four years).

Small class sizes mean students interact closely with professors who are internationally known scholars, researchers and authors.

All students complete either an internship or a study abroad. Students have access to internships at Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute, as well as internships in the arts and humanities, law, politics, environmental studies and many other disciplines. Students have access to an extensive array of study abroad opportunities.

Pathways in Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing enable students to pursue focused career objectives while also receiving a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.

The Wilkes Medical Scholars Program enables a select group of students to receive a B.A. from the Wilkes Honors College and the M.D. degree from FAU’s College of Medicine in seven to eight years.  

All Honors College students write an honors thesis in their senior year and take advantage of other opportunities to conduct research alongside faculty members. Honors College students have published their work in scholarly journals and are encouraged to present research at conferences.

Students live in spacious residence halls and can take part in an impressive variety of recreational activities.

For more information visit the Wilkes Honors College website.

University Honors Program
Another option for undergraduates is the University Honors Program based primarily on the Boca Raton campus.

Each year a number of highly qualified entering freshmen are selected for the University Honors Program. This two-year program provides a unique, enhanced educational experience. Through a series of small honors seminars and expanded course offerings, University Honors presents an exciting alternative to the normal program and course requirements for freshmen and sophomores. The University Honors Program seeks to admit those students who will benefit most from the enrichment offered by this experience. Selection decisions are based upon a student’s academic record in a college preparatory curriculum, SAT or ACT scores, liveliness of intellect, school and community involvement and capacity for leadership. Students who are not invited to apply for the program but feel they have the potential to successfully complete the University Honors Program may initiate an application by submitting a personal statement describing ways they feel qualified for the program and at least two letters of recommendation by teachers familiar with the student’s academic work.

The program consists of 20 honors credits. All students are required to take 2 credits of Honors Introduction to Academic Life (SLS 1501) offered in the fall. In addition, students are expected to complete 18 credits in courses that are specially designated as honors courses and also fulfill core curriculum requirements. These courses include:

1. University Honors core honors seminars focus on topics central to a liberal arts education. They substitute for regular courses in the FAU core curriculum and are frequently designated by a 1930 to 1935 course number. These courses are limited to 22 students. Typically students in the University Honors Program are expected to take four seminars during their freshman year.

2. Specially designated honors sections of lower-division courses, affording intensive exposure to course material.

3. Advanced courses approved as substitutes for core curriculum requirements.

4. Additional elective honors seminars taken in the sophomore year.

5. Directed Independent Study with the faculty member of the student's choice.

6. A successfully completed honors compact conducted in connection with a course or Directed Independent Study.

7. An optional honors research internship in which students work directly with a faculty member in their major area of concentration.

In order to successfully complete the University Honors Program, students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their honors courses and an overall grade point average of 3.5. Completion of the University Honors Program will be recognized at a special University awards ceremony and will be noted on the student's Florida Atlantic University transcript.

Substitutes for Core Curriculum Requirements
All seminars offered by the University Honors Program satisfy a core curriculum requirement.  If students wish to complete a University Honors Program requirement by an alternative means (such as 2 through 7 above), that plan must be approved in advance by both the Dean of Undergraduate Honors Programs (who certifies that the work is being done at the honors level) and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (who certifies that the work fulfills a core requirement).

Note:
Since University Honors Program seminars satisfy a Writing Across Curriculum requirement, a grade of "C" or better is required. Substitutions for these seminars are subject to approval by the major college.

For additional information, visit the University Honors Program website.

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Combined Degree Programs

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE/MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
(B.Arch./M.U.R.P.)

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
with major in Accounting/MASTER OF ACCOUNTING (B.B.A./M.AC. Honors Program)

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.B.A. or B.S.) with major in Management Information Systems/MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) with major in Information Technology and Management

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/MASTER OF SCIENCE (B.S./M.S.) with major in one of the following:
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Mathematical Sciences

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) with major in Biological Sciences/MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) with major in Environmental Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (e.g., B.S., B.S.C.V., B.S.C.E., B.S.E.E., B.S.M.E., B.S.O.E.) in any major offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science/MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) with major in Bioengineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING/MASTER OF SCIENCE (B.S.C.V./M.S.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING/MASTER OF SCIENCE (B.S.C.E./M.S.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING/MASTER OF SCIENCE (B.S.E.E./M.S.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/MASTER OF SCIENCE (B.S.M.E./M.S.)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN OCEAN ENGINEERING/MASTER OF SCIENCE (B.S.O.E./M.S.)

Graduate Degree Programs

MASTER OF ACCOUNTING (M.AC.)

MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) with major in one of the following:
Anthropology
Communication
English
French
Geography
History
Linguistics
Music
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (TESOL/BE)
Women's Studies

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (M.A.T.) with major in one of the following:
Anthropology
English
French
Geography
Political Science
Spanish

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.) with major in Business Administration

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) with major in one of the following:
Counselor Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Environmental Education
Exceptional Student Education
Reading Education
Social Foundations of Education

MASTER OF FINE ARTS (M.F.A.) with major in one of the following:
Art
Creative Writing
Media, Technology and Entertainment
Theatre

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MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (M.H.A.)

MASTER OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (M.N.M.)

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (M.P.A.)

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) with major in one of the following:
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Science
Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Finance (Program currently not admitting students.)
Geology
Information Technology and Management
International Business (Program currently not admitting students.)
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music Business
Ocean Engineering
Physics
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (M.S.N.)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING (M.S.T.) with major in one of the following:
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Economics
Mathematics
Physics

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MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (M.S.W.)

MASTER OF TAXATION (M.TX.)

MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (M.U.R.P.)

PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE MASTER (P.S.M.)
with major in one of the following:
Business Biotechnology
Medical Physics

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION (Ed.S.) with major in one of the following:
Counselor Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.) with major in Exceptional Student Education

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (M.D.)

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (D.N.P.)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) with major in one of the following:
Business Administration
Chemistry
Comparative Studies
Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Experimental Psychology
Geosciences
Integrative Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Nursing
Ocean Engineering
Physics
Public Administration

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Graduate Certificates
In addition to the above degree programs, the University offers the following graduate certificate programs:

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Graduate Certificates:
English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies
Environmental Studies
Film and Culture
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

College of Business Graduate Certificates:
Crisis and Emergency Management (Certificate is currently not admitting students.)
Environmental Management (Certificate is currently not admitting students.)
Health Administration
Innovation Entrepreneurship
Legal Compliance Management (Certificate is currently not admitting students.)
Risk Management

College for Design and Social Inquiry Graduate Certificates:

Aging
Child Welfare
Economic Development and Tourism
Environmental Planning
Geographic Information Systems (effective fall 2014)
Nonprofit Management
Public Administration (Certificate is currently not admitting students.)
Public Procurement
Sustainable Community Planning
Visual Planning Technology

College of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Certificates:
Bioengineering
Marine Engineering Management

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Graduate Certificates:
Biomedical Science

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Graduate Certificates:
Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Holistic Nursing
Clinical Nurse Leader
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator
Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Graduate Certificates:
Environmental Restoration
Geographic Information Systems (effective fall 2014)
Medical Physics
Neuroscience
Pre-Health Professions Studies
Remote Sensing

These programs provide a multidisciplinary perspective and are available to all graduate students, unless stated otherwise in the program descriptions. Program descriptions are listed in specific college sections.

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