Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

A Rich Array of Artistic and Educational Experiences

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters: Personalized Learning. Inspiring Research. Multi-Disciplinary Focus.

Pursue your passion in the arts, humanities, or social sciences through 20 diverse undergraduate degree programs. Work closely with world-renowned faculty on inspiring research, pursue interdisciplinary interests through our certificate programs or explore the globe through robust study abroad options. See why our graduates are well-rounded and ready to succeed in a fast-changing economic world.

Why Is the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Your Best Choice?

Experience the lifelong advantages of a quality arts and liberal arts education, combined with leading-edge instruction in emerging 21st century fields. Enjoy unique opportunities to learn and grow at the center of artistic, cultural and social thought in diverse South Florida.

Our undergraduate degrees have prepared more than 22,000 students for successful advanced study and careers spanning law, archaeology, journalism, theater, and many more professional fields.

  • Smaller classes: more personalized attention
  • Dedicated research faculty
  • Outstanding multi-disciplinary opportunities
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Children's Hour
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents 'The Children's Hour'

FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” from Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 7 more

Maria Hinojosa
FAU Presents 'Immigration and the First Amendment: The United States and the Hispanic/LatinX Experience,' with Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR’s “Latino USA,” and the PBS series “America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” will be at Florida Atlantic University on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. The... more

Hamilton
FAU Presents 'Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America'

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History presents the lecture “Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America” on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. at the S.E. Wimberly Library, fifth floor, 777... more

Barb Schmidt Fellowship 2018
Manuel Oliver of 'Change the Ref' to Speak at FAU's Student Activism Program

FAU’s student activism program for high school students, “The Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism and Social Change,” will launch on Saturday, Aug. 25. Manuel Oliver, co-founder with... more

William McConnell
The College of Arts and Letters Welcomes New Faculty Members

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is pleased to announce the addition of nine outstanding new faculty members. The Department of English welcomes three new members more

 
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STUDENTS
Roser Boltes
Roser Boltes
Visual Arts and Art History

Roser Boltes is a sophomore majoring in Art History. This past summer Roser went abroad on her first archeological dig in Sicily, Italy. The FAU study abroad program, Exploring Ancient Sicily at Palike, lead by Professor...Read More

ALUMNI
Todd S. Pugh
Todd S. Pugh
BA Political Science 1993

The FAU Alumni Association chose Todd Pugh as the 2018 Distinguished Alum for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Pugh is currently a partner at Breen and Pugh Attorneys at Law in Chicago, IL. The law firm...Read More

FACULTY
Meredith Ellis
Meredith Ellis
Anthropology

Meredith A. B. Ellis, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology, recently had her first single-authored monograph published. The Children of Spring Street: The Bioarchaeology of Childhood in a 19th Century Abolitionist Congregation...Read More

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