for Enrichment and Specialization
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.
following programs may be taken
in conjunction with a degree
program. An exception is the
Secondary Education Program available
to persons holding a bachelor's
degree from an accredited university.
Certificate Programs - Enhance
a student's major program of study by allowing specialization
in a certain field or evolving industry. Florida Atlantic
University offers numerous certificate programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Certificate program information
may be found in the Degree
Programs section and in the College sections within
English Studies Program - Provides instruction
in all areas of the English language. Available to
international students, scholars and professionals.
Programs (including Study Abroad) - Allow
students to obtain academic credit for coursework
completed at overseas colleges and universities through
Study Abroad Programs.
Learning Programs - Assist non-traditional
students in expanding their knowledge. Programs include
Continuing Education, the Lifelong Learning Society
and 60-Plus Audit.
Programs - Offer students opportunities
to receive Air Force and Army ROTC experience while
pursuing their bachelor's degrees.
Ridge Associated Universities
(ORAU) Consortium - Provides a
consortium of 91 colleges and
universities that works with
its member institutions to help
their students and faculty gain
access to federal research facilities
throughout the country.
Professions Program - Provides a preparatory
program for students planning to continue their education
beyond FAU in the medical, dental or veterinary fields.
Pre-Law Preparation - Provides
guidance for undergraduates interested in attending law
Education Programs - Offers degree and certification
programs in various subjects for individuals interested
in teaching and meeting Florida certification requirements.
English Studies Program
International students, scholars and professionals can receive instruction
in all areas of the English language at FAU's Intensive English Institute.
Learn English for business or a career or prepare for study at an American
university. A special feature of the Intensive English Studies Program is the
use of computers in learning English as a second language. Instruction is given
in listening and comprehension, grammar, reading, writing, composition, vocabulary
development, conversation and multicultural understanding. For more information,
visit the Intensive English Institute's website or
Programs (including Study Abroad)
Florida Atlantic University's Office of International Programs (OIP) offers
overseas study opportunities to all FAU students through faculty-led study
abroad programs, overseas exchange programs, affiliates, other universities
and colleges and approved education program providers. OIP is located in located in General Classroom South, Suite 212Q and may be reached at 561-297-1208 or by visiting www.fau.edu/goabroad.
Study abroad increases student knowledge of other countries and cultures, helps
prepare students to compete in the global economy and is a necessary prerequisite
for careers in international organizations, the Foreign Service or the overseas
branches of U.S. multinational companies. Study abroad is open to all students
in all majors. It enhances student education by providing valuable life experiences
and new credentials and skill sets while offering the opportunity to earn credit
toward graduation at FAU.
Undergraduate and graduate students may study abroad. Students may enroll for
a semester or an entire academic year abroad as well as summer and intersession
programs. Undergraduate students undertaking a Study Abroad Program should
have completed 12 credits if they will be using financial
aid to fund study abroad and have at least an overall 2.5 grade
point average. Some programs may require a higher grade point average to participate. Students
must maintain their academic standing throughout their overseas experience.
Registration and Credit
Students studying abroad may or may not be registered at FAU for their study
abroad credits. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on
the type of program in which they enroll. In most situations, all study abroad
courses are pre-approved for credit prior to the student's departure. Students
are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and see how the
courses they wish to take abroad fit with their degree plan. OIP assists
students with the pre-approval process and FAU registration (where appropriate).
In cases where students will be registered at FAU for a faculty-led program, they
enroll in a course taught by an FAU faculty member. If on an exchange,
students will be registered in one of the approved, variable-titled
study abroad courses at FAU and also at the partner school. These courses can be found in this catalog
under their respective academic departments. The courses will be used for registration
purposes only and require approval through the OIP. Below is the list of available
study abroad courses:
History Study Abroad
|Biology Study Abroad
(effective spring 2015)
|BSC 2952, 4957
Information and Systems Study
History Study Abroad
Language Study Abroad
Literature Study Abroad
Business Study Abroad
Literature Study Abroad
2952, 3952, 4957
College Study Abroad
IDS 2952, 4957
Business Study Abroad
Science Study Abroad
Psychology Study Abroad
Literature Study Abroad
2952, 3952 4957
Students who are not
registered at FAU will bring
back their overseas coursework as transfer work.
If students go on an approved FAU program, OIP will assist
with the transfer process.
Internships with an academic component are available in some overseas locations.
Service learning and other volunteer opportunities may be available as well.
Most internships are not paid. Students interested in adding a volunteer, internship
or service learning component to their overseas experience should contact the
OIP for more information.
Fees, Costs and Financial Aid
The cost of a fall or spring semester abroad typically ranges from $9,500 to
$16,000, including tuition, program fee and room and board. The cost of a summer
program can range from $3,600 to $6,500. The cost of a student's study abroad
program will vary depending on the program chosen, the destination and the
currency exchange rate. OIP will help students construct a budget for their
Students registered at FAU for study abroad programs qualify for most financial
aid programs and awards. A number of programs especially designed for study
abroad are available as well, including the Fulbright Program for graduating
seniors and graduate students. Available study abroad scholarships include
the National Security Education Program for students studying outside Europe,
Gilman and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The FAU Prestige Scholarship
Committee also advises on many different types of scholarship opportunities
for FAU students. Information on these scholarships is available from the Office
of International Programs. This list is not exhaustive and other funding opportunities
exist but will be dependent on the program and country selected.
Foreign Language Abroad
Students can meet the foreign language requirement for the B.A. and the B.S.
degrees by enrolling in appropriate study abroad programs. The University
foreign language proficiency requirement can be met while on an approved
study abroad program. Additionally, students who did not meet the foreign
language admissions requirement can do so in an approved study abroad program.
If a student wishes to meet this requirement during a semester abroad, additional
courses covering many disciplines may be taken at the same time. Advanced
language courses are also available on most study abroad and exchange programs
for majors and advanced speakers.
Student Exchange Programs
FAU has reciprocal student exchange agreements with many different institutions
around the world. Students may study at FAU partners for an entire semester
or academic year, or in some instances, for intense summer courses. Students
participating in an exchange program enroll at FAU and pay FAU tuition while
studying at the overseas partner institution, earning credits toward their
degree. In most cases, courses will be pre-approved by OIP. A wide range of disciplinary
coursework is available from business and economics to engineering, architecture
and many areas in the humanities and social sciences. Leading partner institutions
are located in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Portugal,
South Korea, Sweden and Thailand. Some
exchange programs are offered only in the local language, while others offer
access to courses in English and the local language. Check the OIP
website for the most current list.
International students coming to FAU as part of an approved student exchange
or incoming tuition paying exchange (also known as co-op) are
considered J-1 students and will be provided with a DS-2019 from FAU, coordinated
by OIP and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). For
information on J-1 student visas, visit the ISSS
FAU Faculty-Led Study Abroad
FAU faculty work with OIP to design and lead short-term (1 week - 6 week) study
abroad programs (SAPs) in the summers and intersessions. These popular academic
programs offer flexibility for those students who find it difficult to study
overseas for an entire semester or academic year. Students on SAPs enroll at
FAU and can earn credits toward their degree. Recent short-term programs included
study locations in Ecuador, the Netherlands, Peru,
Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, England, Belgium, France, Greece,
Ghana and China. OIP is constantly developing new SAPs.
Click on the OIP website for a current list of approved programs. As
new programs are developed and approved, they are posted on the OIP website.
All participants in a SAP must be registered at FAU for academic credit, complete
and sign the OIP application packet, and purchase the mandatory medical and
How To Get Started
Students interested in studying abroad should contact the Office of
International Programs to explore potential programs. Students can learn of
their options by completing a Student Inquiry form either online or in the
OIP office. The inquiry form will allow the study abroad coordinators to find
programs that fit specific student needs. Student study abroad research requests
are completed within two weeks and information packets are picked up in the
OIP office (GS 212Q).
Once students have received their information packets and reviewed the materials,
they will meet with a coordinator for assistance with selecting a program,
identifying courses they can take abroad, getting the courses pre-approved
for FAU credit and getting advice on housing, transportation, insurance, etc.
At this time students' specific questions will be answered. Once admitted to
a program, students also receive pre-departure orientation materials to prepare
for their overseas experience.
Lastly, students on FAU-approved study abroad programs must complete and sign
the OIP application packet, which includes acknowledgment and agreement to
the FAU code of conduct while abroad, the rules governing
program costs and cancellation and refund policies, the FAU Travel Program
Assumption of Risk Agreement and CISI mandatory health insurance and evacuation
Florida Atlantic University recognizes that learning is a lifetime process
and sponsors several programs specifically to facilitate lifelong learning.
The Lifelong Learning Society
The FAU Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) is one of the largest and most successful lifelong learning
programs in the nation. With more than 20,000 patrons enrolled on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses, society members choose from a schedule
of non-credit courses and lectures given by Eminent Scholars and national and international
figures in a wide variety of fields, including foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events and film. For information and a schedule of courses, visit the LLS
website or call 561-297-3171. For Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter, click here or
As part of the academic mission of FAU, Continuing Education provides both
credit and non-credit opportunities to individuals who seek to expand their
educational horizons. Through Continuing Education, in excess of 24,000 students
take classes, seminars and workshops in professional training, test preparation,
personal growth, languages, investment management and many other pursuits.
Credit courses within Continuing Education are provided by accredited faculty
members in a variety of non-traditional settings: weekend; distance education,
including telecourses, Internet and video; corporate courses both sponsored
and paid for by employees for reimbursement; extension and international.
Non-credit courses, education and training for government employees and nonprofit
organizations, certifications and individual career needs are also within this
division's mission. For more information, visit the Continuing Education website or
call 800-228-5845 or 561-297-0178.
The 60-Plus Audit Program
Permanent residents of Florida who are at least 60 years of age may audit credit
courses for free. Registration is on a space-available basis after degree-seeking
students have registered. For registration dates, instructions and
a list of courses, visit the Registrar's Office website.
Studies - Air Force (AFROTC)
Florida Atlantic University, in cooperation with the Department of Aerospace
Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at the University
of Miami, provides academic instruction and training leading to active duty
commissioned service in the United States Air Force.
AFROTC is an educational program designed to provide college students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a bachelor’s degree. The AFROTC program provides superior hands-on leadership training and is designed to prepare cadets to assume positions of increasing responsibility as officers in service to their country.
Normally, the program is four years, but in some instances students can complete requirements in three years. The first two years of the program, the General Military Course (GMC), consist of a one-hour class, three hours of leadership laboratory/practical military training and two hours of organized physical conditioning each week. AFROTC cadets compete for entry into the last two years of the program, the Professional Officer Course (POC). Competition includes both quantitative and qualitative factors, such as grade point average, unit commander’s evaluation, aptitude test scores and physical fitness test scores. If selected, cadets must complete a four-week summer Field Training Program at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL before entering the POC.
After earning a degree and successfully completing all Air Force ROTC requirements, cadets are commissioned as Air Force officers with a four-year active duty service commitment. Pilots, Combat Systems Officers and Air Battle Managers have longer service commitments upon completion of specialized training.
For more information, contact Detachment 155 Cadre at 305-284-2870.
There is no military obligation to enroll in AFROTC. To enroll students must meet the following criteria:
• Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, or be able to become a U.S. citizen prior to attending Field Training the summer following sophomore year;
• Be a full-time college student enrolled in 12 credits per semester;
• Be able to participate in a demanding physical fitness program;
• Be able to pass a Department of Defense Medial Examination;
• Have solid moral character;
• Maintain AFROTC minimum required grade point average.
More than 70 percent of Air Force ROTC scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in engineering or other scientific and technical disciplines. However, students in every degree program enjoy scholarship opportunities, as the Air Force seeks to engage students who excel both academically and militarily. Scholarships are awarded in increments of two, three and four years. Air Force ROTC offers several types of scholarships. Type 1 covers full tuition and most required fees. Type 2 covers tuition and fees but is capped at $18,000 annually. Type 3 pays up to $9,000 annually and can be used at any university that offers Air Force ROTC. Type 7 scholarships are normally designated for in-state-tuition-level institutions. All types of awards provide an allowance for books, most required fees and a monthly non-taxable stipend. All scholarship cadets are required to meet certain academic, military and physical fitness standards to earn and maintain scholarship benefits.
All AFROTC cadets receive uniforms, books and equipment for ROTC classes at no cost. Upon commissioning as 2nd Lieutenant, the starting salary and allowances are worth more than $55,000 annually*. Free medical and dental care, 30 days paid annual vacation and added educational benefits are also part of the compensation package.
*Based on 2011 Pay Chart and Miami, FL Housing Allowance for an O-1
Aerospace Studies Course
and labs are held at the University
of Miami in Coral Gables.
Foundations of the United States
Air Force I (AFR 1101) 1 credit
Foundations of the United States Air Force II (AFR 1121) 1 credit
Survey courses designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: Air Force heritage, military customs and courtesies, career opportunities, Air Force Core Values, interpersonal communications and team building. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
The Evolution of USAF Air and
Space Power I (AFR 2130) 1 credit
The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (AFR 2131) 1 credit
Survey courses designed to examine general aspects of the employment of air and space power through a historical perspective. Historical examples assist in understanding the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities and missions. In addition, students continue discussing the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders. Students also continue to develop communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
Air Force Leadership Studies
I (AFR 3220) 3 credits
Air Force Leadership Studies II (AFR 3230) 3 credits
Teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.
National Security Affairs and Preparation
for Active Duty I (AFR 4201) 3 credits
National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II (AFR 4211) 3 credits
Designed to examine national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics and Air Force Doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty and current issues affecting military professionalism with a continuing emphasis on the refinement of communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a program (normally college
electives) that incorporates extensive leadership, management, problem solving,
fitness and level 1 military skills into any college student's curriculum
regardless of the student's selected major. This program has proven its unparalleled
value to students long after graduation and well into their desired career,
whether civilian or military. ROTC is an elective course that is taken each
semester of college, and upon completion of the program requirements and
awarding of a bachelor's degree (or graduate degree), the student is commissioned
as an Officer in the active Army, Reserves or National Guard.
Students interested in ROTC, but not ready to make a commitment, may take classes
as freshmen and/or sophomores and incur no military obligation. Students entering
their junior year or about to begin a two-year graduate program in the fall
of an academic year may spend five weeks in summer training at the Leaders
Training Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky. In that program, students learn skills
normally taught in the first two years of ROTC, earn pay, and then without
obligation, make a decision about ROTC and the Army. Contact the Military Science
program at 561-297-6572 or 561-297-7682.
The program is open to all full-time students attending Florida Atlantic University
(or other cross-enrolled universities). Courses
are taught at FAU's Boca Raton campus in building T-11. A list of available courses appears
after this Military Science description.
Instruction and Training
There is no military service obligation associated with the first two years
of the program unless a student is an ROTC scholarship recipient. These courses
introduce students to skills taught at U.S. Army Basic Training. They include
military customs and courtesies, organization and rank structure leadership
assessment, patrolling, map reading, first aid
and many others. Courses consist of outdoor/indoor instruction and are, by
design, 80 percent practical "hands-on" training conducted both on campus
and throughout South Florida. Juniors and seniors continue to use these hands-on
techniques while the emphasis is on developing and refining leadership skills.
As juniors and seniors and advanced course Cadets, they are also charged
with teaching and mentoring basic course students. Closely monitored and
supervised by experienced Military Officers and senior enlisted soldiers,
these juniors and seniors plan and organize events and other training far
beyond their personal expectations.
Army ROTC has national and campus-based scholarships. These scholarships pay
full tuition or up to $10,000 per school year for room and board. The scholarship
also pays $1,200 annually for books and up to $500 per month for spending
money. Applications for scholarships are accepted during the academic year
with priority given to enrolled ROTC students. Scholarship winners are usually
committed to four years of active duty, earning salaries comparable to civilian
sector incomes, but with the adventure and experiences that few civilian
careers can offer. Non-scholarship and selected scholarship Cadets can request
either full-time active service or part-time service in the Reserves or National
All ROTC Army Cadets receive uniforms, books and equipment for ROTC classes
at no cost. Upon being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, a
student will receive a starting salary and allowances worth more than $46,000
per year. Free medical and dental care, 30 days paid annual vacation and
added educational benefits are also included in the compensation package.
Challenge - A physically
demanding course designed to
prepare Cadets for area and regional
competition against other ROTC
units. Cadets train weekly to
perfect skills in weapons handling
and assembly, marksmanship, orienteering,
hand grenade throwing, physical
fitness, combat patrolling and
combat load road-marching.
Color Guard - An elite
organization of Cadets skilled in marching, drill and ceremony.
Members post the colors at FAU games, civic/veteran and
Students unable to participate in ROTC during the freshman and sophomore years
may qualify for admission to advanced ROTC (junior and senior years) by attending
a five-week course (basic camp) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer
between their sophomore and junior year. Attendees incur no military obligation.
An alternative entry program is also available for students who meet certain
criteria and are unable to attend basic camp.
Outstanding Cadets may be qualified to attend special Army schools such as
Mountain Warfare Training, Northern Warfare School, Air Assault School or
Airborne School. Selection is competitive and based on the student's academic
and physical performance record. Cadets receive uniforms, boots and
other equipment necessary for all ROTC classes and training. Outstanding
Cadets are honored at frequent award ceremonies. Scholarship Cadets can fly,
space-available, aboard military aircraft.
Military Science Course
and labs are held at Florida
Atlantic University's Boca Raton
campus in building T-11.
Foundations of Officership
(MSL 1001) 1 credit
Students examine the unique duties and responsibilities of Officers, discuss
the organization and role of the Army, review basic life skills pertaining
to fitness and communication and analyze Army values and expected ethical behavior.
Foundations of Officership
Lab (MSL 1001L) 0 credit
Laboratory component for MSL 1001.
Basic Leadership (MSL 1002)
Course presents fundamental leadership concepts and doctrine. Students practice
basic skills that underlie effective problem solving, apply active listening
and feedback skills, examine factors that influence leader and group effectiveness
and examine the Officer experience.
Basic Leadership Lab (MSL 1002L)
Laboratory component for MSL 1002.
Individual Leadership Studies
(MSL 2101) 2 credits
Course develops problem solving and critical thinking skills and helps students
apply communication, feedback and conflict resolution skills.
Individual Leadership Studies
Lab (MSL 2101L) 0 credit
Laboratory component for MSL 2101.
Leadership and Teamwork (MSL
2102) 2 credits
Focuses on self development guided by knowledge of self and group processes;
challenges current beliefs, knowledge and skills; and provides equivalent preparation
for the ROTC Advanced Course as the Leader's Training Course.
Leadership and Teamwork Lab
(MSL 2102L) 0 credit
Laboratory component for MSL 2102.
Leadership and Problem Solving
(MSL 3201) 3 credits
Concentrates on preparing students to become officers in the United States Army and, more immediately, for attendance at the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) in Fort Lewis, Washington. Special emphasis is placed on physical fitness, land navigation, troop leading procedures, preparing operations orders and leader execution. Examines the basic skills that underlie effective problem solving in the execution of leadership by analyzing military missions and planning military operations.
Leadership and Problem Solving
Lab (MSL 3201L) 0 credit
Laboratory component for MSL 3201.
Leadership and Ethics (MSL
3202) 3 credits
Concentrates on preparing students to become officers in the United States Army and, more immediately, for attendance at the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) in Fort Lewis, Washington. Special emphasis is placed on physical fitness, land navigation, troop leading procedures, preparing operations orders and leader execution. Develops Cadet leadership competencies and ethical leader responsibilities. At the conclusion of the course, Cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a small unit tactical mission or battle drill during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment.
Leadership and Ethics Lab (MSL
3202L) 0 credit
Laboratory component for MSL 3202.
Leadership and Management (MSL
4301) 3 credits
Builds on Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) experience to
solve organizational and staff problems, including discussing staff organization,
functions and processes; analyzing counseling responsibilities and methods;
examining principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change and
applying leadership and problem solving principles to a complex case study/simulation.
Leadership and Management Lab
(MSL 4301L) 0 credit
Laboratory component for MSL 4301.
Officership (MSL 4302) 3 credits
This is a capstone course designed to explore topics relevant to 2nd Lieutenants
entering the Army. It describes the legal aspects of decision making and leadership,
analyzes Army organization for operations from the tactical to strategic level,
assesses administrative and logistics management functions, discusses reporting
and permanent change of station (PCS) process, teaches students how to perform
platoon leader actions and examines leader responsibilities that foster an
ethical command climate.
Officership Lab (MSL 4302L)
Laboratory component for MSL 4302.
U.S. Military History (MSL
4400) 3 credits
This course covers American military history from the Colonial Period (1600s) through present-day wars. The focus is on the evolution of the United States Army’s structure, strategy, tactics and weaponry with an emphasis on the interrelationship of the military establishment with American society. The presentation of material is divided between lectures, video presentations and independent research.
Directed Independent Study
(MSL 4900) 1-3 credits
Permission of department
Course includes supervised reading and writing assignments of independent study in United States military history.
Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Consortium
Since 2002, Florida Atlantic University students and faculty have benefited
from the University's membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
ORAU is a consortium of 91 colleges and universities and a contractor for the
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works
with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access
to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members
informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship and research appointments;
and to organize research alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE
facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates and faculty
enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students
can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines, including
biomedical sciences, business, earth sciences, engineering, epidemiology, geological
sciences, mathematics, nuclear chemistry, pharmacology, physics and ocean sciences.
Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many programs
are especially designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority
students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines.
A listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines and
details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE website.
ORAU's Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships
and alliances among ORAU's members, private industry and major federal facilities.
Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe
Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scientist Program
and various services to Chief Research Officers. For information about ORAU
and its programs, visit the ORAU website.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers a preparatory program for
those students planning to continue their education in the medical, dental
or veterinary fields. These pre-professional students must declare a major in
one of the scientific fields (biology, chemistry, physics, psychobiology or
another major) before they accumulate 60 credits. A certificate in Pre-Health
Professions Studies is awarded to students completing those 60 credits with
a GPA of 3.0 and with 100 hours of documented, health-related community or
Post-baccalaureate students who wish to develop a strong foundation for the
medical, dental, veterinary or other health-related field may also take advantage
of the Pre-Health Professions program. To view program details and a list of
required courses, refer to the Interdisciplinary Programs heading in this catalog's Charles
E. Schmidt College of Science section or visit the Pre-Health Professions
The best preparation for law school is a good undergraduate education. There
is no single pre-law curriculum, but it is important to complete a course of
study that develops reading, writing, speaking and analytical thinking skills.
Students should select a major based upon their interests and their abilities.
Elective courses should be taken to complement the major and to develop special
skills. Law school graduates who have developed an identifiable second area
of competence as undergraduates often enhance their professional opportunities.
Students interested in public service will find courses in government and law
A pre-law curriculum is the particular set of courses each prospective law
student selects to earn a baccalaureate degree. By the judicious selection
of courses, students learn skills and gain knowledge crucial to success in
law school and in the practice of law.
Although many different majors can be a strong basis for application to and
success in law school, the following courses may be particularly suited to
Courses in American Government
States History to 1877
States History since 1877
Government of the U.S.
in American Politics
History of the U.S.
Criminal Justice System
in Criminal Law
Communication Law and Regulation
and the Law
to Develop Analytical and
Communication Skills (verbal and written)
For more information on pre-law studies, click here.
Secondary Education degree programs are offered by the College of Education
in partnership with the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and
the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. These programs are approved by the
Florida Department of Education (DOE) and National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education (NCATE). This state and NCATE approval represents the
transferability of teaching credentials from state to state.
Secondary programs currently approved include the following subject areas and
English Education (6-12)
Mathematics Education (6-12)
Music Education (K-12)
Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics: 6-12)
Social Science Education (6-12)
* Certification program only
More information pertaining to the Secondary Programs
is available in the College of
Education section of this catalog under the Department
of Teaching and Learning, or on the Department of Teaching
and Learning's website. Students
may also refer to the College of Education's Office for
Academic and Student Services website.