Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Supporting the Whole Student at Every Step

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. Listen to the Arts and Letters ‘In Conversation’ Podcast

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

Carol Prusa
FAU Presents A Trifecta of Faculty Art Exhibitions

FAU University Galleries will present a “trifecta” of faculty art exhibitions. The first to open will be the “Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” presented in the Schmidt Gallery from Saturday, Sept.14 through Saturday,... more

Ayse Papatya Bucak
Ayse Papatya Bucak Reads from Her Book - The Trojan War Museum

Florida Atlantic University associate professor of English Ayse Papatya Bucak’s latest book, “The Trojan War Museum, and Other Stories” was listed in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “10 August Books You Should Read Right... more

Comanche Buffalo hunters and their tepee lodges. August 1871. Public Domain
FAU Ph.D. Project to Create First Online Comanche Dictionary

FAU Ph.D. student Kathryn Pewenofkit Bridwell-Briner, D.M.A. (Kiowa, Comanche and Apache descent) spent a week at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. in August as part of the Smithsonian’s “Recovering Voices Community... more

Ayse Papatya Bucak
Book by Ayse Papatya Bucak Makes Oprah Magazine’s 10 Books to Read in August

Associate Professor of English Ayse Papatya Bucak’s, Ph.D., latest book “The Trojan War Museum, and Other Stories” was listed in Oprah Magazine’s “10 August Books You Should Read Right Now” list for August 2019. more

Ken Keaton
The Passing of Dr. Ken Keaton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Ken Keaton, a dedicated and inspiring professor in the Department of Music. He passed away on July 15, 2019. more

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Alisha Hoath
Alisha Hoath
Studio Art

Alisha is a senior majoring in Studio Art with a focus in sculpture. This summer she interned with NBC Universal's Late Night With Seth Meyers as a general production intern.Read More

Noah Goldberg
Noah Goldberg
BA Political Science 2019

Noah graduated from FAU in 2019 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. Noah is currently working for Joe Biden for President in Iowa as a Field Organizer. Read More

Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Political Science

Angela Nichols, Ph.D. assistant professor of political science, conducted fieldwork in Colombia during the summer of 2019. Her project examined women's participation in both war and peace. She conducted more than 50 interviews...Read More


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