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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

General Information

FAU Vision, Mission and Values

History and Characteristics

Locations and Degree Programs
Boca Raton Location
FAU Boca Raton Degree Programs
Broward County Locations
FAU Dania Beach Degree Programs
FAU Davie Degree Programs
FAU Fort Lauderdale Degree Programs

Jupiter and Treasure Coast Locations
FAU Jupiter Degree Programs
FAU Harbor Branch
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Resources
Academic Common Market
Directory

Endowments and Awards
Equity, Inclusion and Compliance, Office of
FAU Alumni Association
FAU Foundation
Instructional Resources
Online Education at FAU
University Libraries

Vision Statement

Florida Atlantic University aspires to be recognized as a university known for excellent and accessible undergraduate and graduate education, distinguished for the quality of its programs across multiple campuses and classified as a very high research institution that is internationally acclaimed for its contributions to creativity and research as well as its collaborations with regional partners.

Mission Statement
Florida Atlantic University is a multi-campus public research university that pursues excellence in its missions of research, scholarship, creative activity, teaching and active engagement with its communities.

FAU Values
Florida Atlantic University values:

Excellence—In teaching, research and public service;

Accountability—Taking responsibility for actions and being outcome-based;

Teamwork—Seeking collaborative strategies to solve problems;

Integrity—Telling the truth and delivering on our commitments;

Playing to Win—And helping others win;

Innovation—Striving for creative solutions and continuous improvement;

Student Success—Wholly committing ourselves to our students’ futures;

Safety—Providing a secure campus environment;

Shared Governance—Making decisions through collaborative processes;

Professionalism—Performing our responsibilities with ethical behavior;

Customer Service—Exceeding the expectations of our clientele;

Respect—Treating people the way we want to be treated;

Engagement—Collaborating with community to benefit all stakeholders.

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History and Characteristics

Florida Atlantic University was established by the Florida State Legislature in 1961 as the fifth university in the state system. When it originally opened in 1964, FAU was one of the few universities in the country to offer only upper-division and graduate-level work. This model was based on the theory that freshmen and sophomores would be served by the community/state college system. In 1984, the University responded to South Florida's population growth and the need to provide increased access to higher education by admitting its first freshman class.

Today, with its well-developed system of distributed campuses that makes high-quality educational programs accessible throughout its six-county service region, Florida Atlantic University serves as a model for other urban, regional universities. FAU offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, enrolls 30,000 students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of the region and generates an annual economic impact that exceeds $6.3 billion.

Florida Atlantic University's colleges are the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice. These colleges offer 95 bachelor's, 75 master's, 3 specialist's and 24 doctoral programs.

In spring 2011, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine was granted preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education to offer an independent medical education program, which welcomed its charter class in fall 2011. Provisional accreditation—the next step in the accreditation process—was granted in spring 2013. The College has developed an innovative curriculum that features early and continuous community-based clinical experiences and problem-based learning, with emphasis on small-group and self-directed learning. World-class faculty in the College provide a student-centered and patient-focused approach that includes clinical experiences with local physicians, health departments and hospitals, and a state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Center. A key component of the innovative curriculum is early exposure to patients and the actual practice of medicine. To that end, the College has established relationships with several prominent area hospitals that serve as sites for clerkships, hospital-based electives and residencies. FAU also partnered with Scripps Florida to offer a dual Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.) degree, with the medical degree conferred by FAU and the doctorate conferred by The Scripps Research Institute’s Kellogg School of Science and Technology.

Opened in 1999, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College provides a unique and challenging four-year curriculum for the brightest students from Florida and beyond. In addition, the University is home to a wide-ranging continuing education program and one of the largest and most successful lifelong learning programs in the nation, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, with more than 50,000 registrations on the Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and Jupiter campuses.

The University's campus locations are situated along Florida's Gold and Treasure coasts, which boast a temperate climate and beautiful beaches, innovative industry and unique cultural opportunities. University locations provide a stimulating environment for FAU's outstanding scholars and researchers. FAU has Eminent Scholar Chairs in many academic disciplines, and it is the home of nationally recognized research centers. The Research Park at FAU is facilitating exciting new research and learning initiatives by bringing high-tech industries into close collaboration with faculty and students. In recognition of the University's research funding and doctoral programs, the Division of Colleges and Universities of the Florida Board of Education has designated FAU a research university. Additionally, FAU has been classified a "Research University - High Research Activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. FAU also received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. 

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of FAU.

FAU also is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Council of Graduate Schools.

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Boca Raton Location

Florida Atlantic University opened in 1964 in Boca Raton on an 850-acre site located near the Atlantic Ocean. The campus is conveniently situated halfway between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and offers a broad range of academic programs, activities and services.

FAU Boca Raton provides an exciting and supportive learning environment for students. The Student Union is the center for student involvement, hosting student organizations that include fraternities and sororities, student media and student government. Students, faculty, staff and members of the greater community enjoy performances ranging from comedians to opera in the 2,400-seat Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium in the Student Union. The campus supports a variety of popular dining options and has an attractive array of accommodations for residential students. For its commercial music students, FAU offers Hoot/Wisdom Recordings. One of the most active record labels at any university, Hoot/Wisdom has released more than 30 albums produced by students and commercial music faculty. The campus also is the home of FAU's aquatic center, arena, stadiums, tennis courts and track, as well as a variety of fields for club and intramural sports competition.

The five-story S.E. Wimberly Library houses approximately 3.7 million items, including print and online books, periodicals, government documents, microforms, maps, media and other materials. Additionally, the Library provides an exceptional offering of electronic resources, including access to more than 400 databases. Computer labs, study lounges, a media center and tutoring services provide valuable academic support for students. The Library also is home to the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence lab.

The Boca Raton campus hosts art exhibits, theatre productions and concerts in its galleries and theatres. Visiting performers and speakers add to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the campus. The Research Park at FAU, situated on the north side of campus, provides students with internship, research and other opportunities linked to the high-tech industries located there.
The Boca Raton campus also is home to the 77,000-square-foot Recreation and Fitness Center, which offers free memberships to students, and the Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center, a "home away from home" for FAU's ever-growing alumni population.

2011 was a year of tremendous growth for the Boca Raton campus. The university celebrated the opening of FAU Stadium, its 30,000-seat football stadium, along with the adjacent Innovation Village Apartments, which provide top-quality living accommodations to more than 1,200 students. The College of Engineering and Computer Science moved into a state-of-the-art "green" headquarters facility in fall 2011. The building was awarded platinum-level certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council. The Living Room Theaters also made their debut in 2011. This all-digital movie complex shows foreign, classic and independent films in the evening and on weekends while serving students in FAU’s film study program on weekdays.

In 2013, FAU celebrated the opening of a seven-story, 614-bed freshman residence hall. Parliament Hall, the university’s first student-housing facility to have a faculty member in residence, offers views of the Atlantic Ocean from its top floor units. This facility is gold-level LEED-certified. In 2019, construction began on an additional residence hall located near the Student Union. This new facility, to be named Atlantic Park Towers, will offer 616 beds and all the latest amenities for students. It will bring the total student bed count on the Boca Raton campus to 4,700. Expansion and renovation is also underway for the Student Union that will include additional meeting spaces, an eSports Arena, retail spaces, an outdoor plaza and a banquet hall.

In 2020, the campus welcomed the newly constructed Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. This complex creates a national model of academic excellence in athletics to attract the nation’s top coaches and student-athletes to FAU. The 166,000-square-foot complex features academic support and athletic training facilities, athletics staff offices, and entertainment venues. It also is home to the College of Business’ Executive Education programs and the Avron B. Fogelman Sports Museum.

Florida Atlantic University Schools on the Boca Raton Campus
FAU serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade at the following educational facilities. They are all affiliated with FAU’s College of Education and provide observation and internship opportunities for education majors.

FAU High School
FAU High School, established in 2004, is an intensive dual enrollment public high school. Instead of attending class in traditional high school buildings, students take college-level courses in the environment of university classrooms, laboratories and support facilities. This highly selective program offers high school students (grades 9-12) the opportunity to earn high school credits and university course credits at the same time at no cost to parents or guardians. All costs related to university tuition, fees (except parking) and even books are covered by FAU High School. For information, call 561-297-6612.

Alexander D. Henderson University School

The Alexander D. Henderson University School, a public laboratory school, was established in 1968. The school provides an exemplary educational program for students enrolled in grades K-8 while conducting ongoing educational research and curriculum development to benefit other public schools. It serves as a site for student field experiences and provides an excellent opportunity for teacher trainees to work with highly qualified master teachers in a model school environment. The Henderson School consistently ranks among the top-scoring schools in Florida on standardized tests. Students are selected through a lottery system to ensure demographic balance in the student body. For information, call 561-297-3970.

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FAU Boca Raton Degree Programs

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Undergraduate:
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Communication Studies
English
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Jewish Studies
Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature
Multimedia Studies: Multimedia Journalism
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Management
Sociology

Theatre

Graduate:
Anthropology
Communication
Comparative Studies
Creative Writing
English
History
Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature
Media, Technology and Entertainment (This major is currenlty on suspension and not accepting students.)
Music
Nonprofit Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Sociology
Studio/Fine Arts
Theatre
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

College of Business
Undergraduate:
Accounting
Economics
Finance
Health Administration
Hospitality and Tourism Management
International Business
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing

Graduate:
Accounting
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Economics
Finance
Health Administration
Information Technology and Management
International Business
Sport Management
Supply Chain Management
Taxation

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College of Education
Undergraduate:
Early Care and Education
Elementary Education
Exceptional Student Education
Secondary Education:
Art (K-12)*
English Education (6-12)
Mathematics Education (6-12)
Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics: 6-12)
Social Science Education (6-12)

* Certification program only.

Graduate:
Counselor Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
Environmental Education
Exceptional Student Education
Instructional Technology
Reading Education
Secondary Education plus Certification
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Undergraduate/Graduate:
Artificial Intelligence (graduate only)
Biomedical Engineering (graduate only)
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Data Science and Analytics
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering (undergraduate only)
Geomatics Engineering (undergraduate only)
Information Technology and Management (graduate only)
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Transportation and Environmental Engineering (graduate only)

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Graduate:
Biomedical Science
Integrative Biology
Medicine

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Undergraduate/Graduate:
Nursing

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Undergraduate:
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Geosciences
Health Science
Mathematics
Medical Biology
Neuroscience and Behavior
Physics
Psychology
Urban Design
Urban and Regional Planning

Graduate:
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Biological Sciences
Business Biotechnology
Chemistry
Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Environmental Science
Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Experimental Psychology
Geosciences
Integrative Biology
Marine Science and Oceanography
Mathematics
Medical Physics
Physics
Psychology
Urban and Regional Planning

College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Undergraduate:

Criminal Justice
Social Work

Graduate:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Social Work (The doctoral program is currently on suspension and not accepting students.)

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Broward County Locations

The Florida Legislature designated FAU the lead public institution of higher education in Broward County. FAU's three Broward locations support the overall mission of the University by providing access to high-quality, complete undergraduate and graduate degree programs to residents of Broward County and the region. Each of the Broward sites—Dania Beach, Davie and Fort Lauderdale—has a special focus.

FAU Dania Beach and the SeaTech Research Institute
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Dania Beach, this research center provides expanded opportunities for the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering. Graduate students greatly benefit from carrying out research and design projects directly in an ocean environment in the areas of acoustics, marine vehicles, marine materials and nanocomposites, among others. FAU Dania Beach builds on five decades of excellence at FAU, which established the nation's first undergraduate ocean engineering program in 1965.

FAU Davie
Working in close partnership with Broward College (BC) and other educational institutions, the Davie campus offers a supportive learning environment with particular sensitivity to students of non-traditional age and culturally diverse backgrounds. A high priority is placed on offering the complete upper-division portion of high-demand undergraduate degree programs. Graduate programs in education, business and nursing are available on the Davie campus as well.

The campus is located on BC's central campus. Students may enter BC as freshmen and graduate from FAU with undergraduate degrees in more than 30 disciplines.

More than 335,000 square feet of carefully designed classrooms; teaching and research laboratories; and faculty, staff and student offices are located on this campus, along with the shared-use, 112,000-square-foot FAU/BC library designed for the 21st century. Other support facilities include a Student Wellness Center and a multiservice Student Union. The campus hosts the innovative Teaching and Leadership Center and is the base of operations for FAU's Everglades research and restoration efforts. In addition, the Davie campus is home to the Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES), creating a nexus of scientific endeavors that support Florida's unique ecosystem.

FAU Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale teaching center is home to the upper-division courses in the accredited professional Bachelor of Architecture degree program and the School of Accounting executive programs. Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the FAU/Broward College Higher Education Complex supports research and outreach appropriate to a high-density population center. An adjacent main branch of the Broward County Library serves students and faculty.

FAU Dania Beach and the SeaTech Research Institute Degree Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Undergraduate/Graduate:
Ocean Engineering

FAU Davie Degree Programs

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Undergraduate:
Art: Graphic Design
Communication Studies
English
Interdisciplinary Studies
Multimedia Studies: Multimedia Journalism
Political Science
Public Management
Public Safety Administration
Sociology

Graduate:
Public Administration
Studio/Fine Arts: Graphic Design

College of Business
Undergraduate:
Accounting
Finance
International Business
Management
Marketing

Graduate:
Business Management

College of Education
Undergraduate:
Elementary Education
Exceptional Student Education

Graduate:
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
Instructional Technology
Reading Education
Secondary Education plus Certification

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Undergraduate:
Nursing RN to B.S.N.

Graduate:
Nursing M.S.N.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Undergraduate:
Biological Sciences
Psychology

Graduate:
Environmental Science
Experimental Psychology

College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Undergraduate:
Criminal Justice
Social Work

FAU Fort Lauderdale Degree Programs

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Undergraduate:

Architecture
Multimedia Studies: Film Video and New Media

College of Business

Graduate:
Executive Forensic Accounting
Executive Taxation

For information about FAU Broward campuses, call the administrative offices at 954-236-1000.

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Jupiter and Treasure Coast Locations

The northern locations of Florida Atlantic University—the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute—provide the resources of a great state university to the people of northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Articulation agreements with Palm Beach State College and Indian River State College ensure compatibility of degree requirements. Students with Associate of Arts degrees from these state colleges, or any public community or state college in Florida, are guaranteed admission to FAU.

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
Pine Jog is a unit of FAU's College of Education. Since 1962, Pine Jog has enjoyed a strong relationship with the School District of Palm Beach County. In 2008, FAU Pine Jog leased property to the School District of Palm Beach County to build Pine Jog Elementary School, a Title I public school that was designed with a strong environmental and scientific focus. In exchange for this property lease, the School District constructed an additional 15,000-square-foot facility to serve as the headquarters of the FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. Both facilities have been awarded Gold LEED Standard Certification as set by the U.S. Green Building Council, and the partners collaborate on curriculum, teacher training and creating a culture of sustainability. The Pine Jog campus is located at the corner of Summit Boulevard and Jog Road in West Palm Beach. In addition to the facilities described above, FAU Pine Jog preserves 135 acres of natural Florida habitat located in a highly urbanized section of central Palm Beach County.

Pine Jog offers a myriad of resources to schools and communities designed to promote conservation and encourage responsible decision-making regarding critical environmental issues. For more information, please
visit Pine Jog's website.

Palm Pointe K-8 Educational Research School
Palm Pointe is a public K-8 charter laboratory school located in the Port St. Lucie planned community of Tradition. Opened in 2008, Palm Pointe is operated by the St. Lucie County School District in partnership with FAU. Its curriculum and teaching methodology are modeled on those of FAU's Alexander D. Henderson University School. Curriculum and instruction are linked to FAU faculty and researchers, providing students a novel learning environment and experience. Students are selected through a lottery system to ensure demographic balance in the student body. For information, call 772-345-3245.

FAU JupiterJohn D. MacArthur Campus
Named for the late philanthropist, the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter is part of a 2,300-acre, mixed-use planned community called Abacoa. Situated off Donald Ross Road east of I-95, Abacoa incorporates business and residential development. The John D. MacArthur Campus is also known as the Jupiter campus.

This campus is the permanent site for FAU's northern Palm Beach County operations, including the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. The campus currently occupies approximately 45 acres and includes more than 333,000 square feet of building space. Facilities include classroom/office buildings, scientific research buildings, a library, a 500-seat auditorium, two residence halls, a dining hall, and a central utility plant. Recreational facilities include a soccer field; swimming pool; and tennis, disc golf, volleyball and basketball courts.

In 2019, FAU celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Jupiter campus with a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new $35 million neuroscience building. The building features 58,000 square feet of laboratory and instructional space and has allowed for expansion of collaborative research in the STEM areas, as well as increased enrollment of students in the STEM fields. A $17.1 million, 165-bed residential hall opens 2021 to support the growing campus population.   


Scripps Florida's 350,000-square-foot, three-building complex is located on the eastern end of the campus. The campus is also home to the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, which is the Max Planck Society's 80th institute worldwide and its first in the United States.
Additionally, the FAU Brain Institute in Jupiter is home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it the seventh designated center in the United States and 17th worldwide.

The Jupiter campus provides a complete range of student services, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Health and Wellness, Career Development and Counseling. Additionally, students have easy access to services provided by the campus offices for Registration and Records and Academic Advising.

The campus offers courses and programs from the colleges of Arts and Letters, Education, Science, and Social Work and Criminal Justice. A list of Jupiter campus degree programs follows. To meet the needs of students who often have competing career and family demands, FAU has morning, afternoon and evening classes available each semester. For more information about the Jupiter campus, call 561-799-8500.

FAU High School’s Jupiter Campus, in partnership with Max Planck Academy, is the premier early university entrance high school experience for STEM-focused juniors and seniors. High school juniors pursue a university curriculum while having opportunities to work with leading FAU and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) researchers. Students receive intensive research training and enrichment experiences from FAU and MPFI faculty. In addition, select students may have the opportunity to pursue independent neuroscience-related research projects in MPFI-sponsored laboratories. FAU High School is the only public, accelerated pre-collegiate program that has every one of its students working toward a cost-free bachelor's degree and high school diploma simultaneously. It paves the way for students to graduate college debt-free. For information, call 561-297-4707.

In addition to offering college credit courses, the Jupiter campus is a site of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes for adults who wish to enhance their career skills, pursue individual interests or simply learn something new. For information about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes, call 561-799-8547.


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Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019. It is a four-year, residential college located on the Jupiter campus and the first public honors institution in the United States to be built from the ground up. Admission criteria are highly selective. The Honors College looks for students whose scholastic performance and abilities demonstrate an active approach to learning and the potential for academic growth.

With its attractive student/faculty ratio of approximately 15:1, the Honors College provides an environment for the highest quality education in liberal arts and sciences. Tutorials, one-on-one learning, small classes and affordable state tuition distinguish the Honors College at FAU from typical honors programs. The integration of this specially designed campus into the Abacoa community offers an ideal setting for both informal and formal education—an educational opportunity usually found only at small private colleges.

The Honors College offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences.
Students choose areas of concentration from the humanities and social sciences or the natural and life sciences. While completing this degree, students actively participate in designing their individual educational programs. They also acquire the valuable lifelong skill of learning independently.

FAU Jupiter Degree Programs

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Undergraduate:
English
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Multimedia Journalism
Political Science
Public Management
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (minor)

Graduate:
Public Administration


College of Education
Undergraduate:
Elementary Education
Exceptional Student Education*

Graduate:
Curriculum and Instruction*
Educational Leadership
Exceptional Student Education
Reading Education
Special Education

* Most courses available on the Jupiter campus.

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College**
Undergraduate:
Biological and Physical Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences

** See the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College section of this catalog for a detailed list of concentrations and minors available to Honors College students.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Undergraduate:
Psychology

College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Undergraduate:

Criminal Justice
Social Work

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FAU Harbor Branch

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, located in northern St. Lucie County, is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to exploring the world's oceans, integrating the science and technology of the sea with the needs of humankind. FAU Harbor Branch is involved in research and education in biological, chemical, environmental and marine sciences; marine biomedical sciences; marine mammal conservation; and aquaculture and ocean engineering. Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty enjoy a high-tech and dynamic environment that is perfect for their varied pursuits. For information, call 772-242-2400.

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among Southern states for sharing academic programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. The following participating states are able to arrange for their certified residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific programs in other states on an in-state tuition basis. For information, call the Graduate College at 561-297-3624.

Alabama Kentucky South Carolina
Arkansas Louisiana Tennessee
Delaware Maryland Texas*
Florida* Mississippi Virginia
Georgia Oklahoma West Virginia

* Graduate level only

Directory

Current information may be obtained by calling the following sources on the Boca Raton campus. For specific departments on FAU’s partner campuses, click here.

General Inquiries, Campus Operator 561-297-3000
Academic Advising, Student Academic Services:
University Advising Services
Arts and Letters
Business Undergraduate, Graduate
Education
Engineering and Computer Science
Honors College
Medicine
Nursing
Science
Social Work and Criminal Justice
Admissions, Graduate 561-297-3624
Admissions, Undergraduate 561-297-3040
Alumni Relations 888-FAU-ALUM (328-2586) or 561-297-3011
Athletics (Sporting Events) 866-FAU-OWLS
(328-6957
Career Center 561-297-3533
Counseling and Psychological Services 561-297-3540
Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy (IDEAs) 561-297-3959
Dean of Students 561-297-3542
Education Abroad (Study Abroad) 561-297-1208
Financial Assistance, Financial Aid 561-297-3530
Graduation, Degrees, Office of the Registrar 561-297-2731
or 561-297-2209
Health Services, Student Health Services 561-297-3512
Housing and Residential Education 561-297-2880
International Students, Center for Global Engagement 561-297-3049
Leadership Education And Development (LEAD), Office of 561-297-3607
Library (University Libraries) 561-297-3770
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
(Boca Raton)
561-297-3171
Majors and Course Offerings University Catalog
Military & Veterans Affairs 561-297-4725
Owl Card 561-297-2700
Owls Care Health Promotion 561-297-1048
Parking Regulations, Parking and Transportation Services 561-297-2771
Police Services, University Police 561-297-3500
Registration, Office of the Registrar 561-297-3050
Student Life, Activities, Student Affairs 561-297-3735
Student Accessibility Services Office 561-297-3880
Testing Arrangements,
Testing and Evaluation
561-297-3160
Transcripts (Official), Office of the Registrar 561-297-3056
Transfer Student Services 561-297-2733
Tuition and Billing 561-297-6101

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Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance
The Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance was established to ensure that each member of the University community shall be permitted to work or study in an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment that is based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other protected status. This policy applies to all FAU students, applicants for employment, faculty and staff (hereinafter collectively referred to as “University Community Members”), as well as third parties providing services to FAU. It is detailed in University Regulation 5.010, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment, establishing procedures for a University Community. Those procedures may be found here: www.fau.edu/regulations/chapter5/Regulation%205.010_6.4.19.pdf. In addition, the Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance coordinates and monitors the implementation of all programs designed to ensure equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action for University employees. The Executive Director also provides technical assistance in these areas to University administrators.

FAU Alumni Association

FAU graduates can stay in touch with the University through the FAU Alumni Association. Offering programs, publications and services throughout the year, the Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets quarterly. Its 13,000-square-foot facility on the Boca Raton campus, the Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center, serves as a gathering place for alumni and as a venue for a variety of alumni and campus-wide events and traditions.

Programs sponsored by the Alumni Association include the Alumni Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Awards; the Talon Leadership Awards and Parliament of OWLs events at Homecoming; the holiday reception and toy drive; cultural, sports and social events; and professional development and networking programs. The Alumni Association also awards annual scholarships to students. The Student Alumni Association, comprised of the general Association, the Ambassadors and the prOWLers, is sponsored by the FAU Alumni Association.

Among the more than 170,000 FAU alumni are U.S. and foreign dignitaries; Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners; an astronaut; professional athletes; and executives who have served in organizations such as Google, Franklin Templeton, Boeing, eBay, Motorola and the White House.

The Office of Alumni Relations is the primary liaison between the University and the FAU Alumni Association, the Association's Board and the Student Alumni Association. The office coordinates programs and events for FAU graduates, students and friends. For information, visit www.faualumni.org.


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FAU Foundation

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation with assets of more than $315 million, established to provide the private support that tax-assisted universities such as FAU must have to achieve excellence. The Foundation, part of FAU's Division of Institutional Advancement, provides support for scholarships, research, faculty resources and capital projects with regard to the expressed wishes of its donors and in conformity with the mission of the University. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with rules of the Internal Revenue Service. The Chief Executive Officer, officers and board members of the Foundation are prepared to counsel interested parties regarding the types of gifts that can be made and tax benefits resulting from donations.

Endowments and Awards
The University's endowment is housed under the FAU Foundation, Inc. In 1973, upon the retirement of Florida Atlantic University’s founding president, Dr. Kenneth R. Williams, an endowment of $50,000 was set up in his honor by a group of contributors. Interest on this endowment supports two $1,000 awards presented to graduating seniors, one for leadership and one for outstanding scholastic achievement.

The University has 17 Eminent Scholar Chairs, each endowed at $1 million or more:

• The Glenwood and Martha Creech Eminent Scholar Chair in Science

• The John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair in Growth Management and Development

• The William F. Dietrich Eminent Scholar Chair in Philosophy

• The Kenan Evren Eminent Scholar Chair in Turkish Business Studies

• The Herbert and Elaine Gimelstob Eminent Scholar Chair in Judaic Studies

• The Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar Chair in Nursing

• The Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar Chair in Business

• The John Thomas Ladue McGinty Eminent Scholar Chair in Biology

• The Dr. Robert J. Morrow Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Science

• The Charles Stewart Mott Eminent Scholar Chair in Community Education

• The Office Depot Eminent Scholar Chair in Small Business Research

• The Helen Karpelenia Persson Eminent Scholar Chair in Community Caring

• The Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies

• The Charles E. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in Engineering

• The Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the Arts

• The Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in Humanities

• The Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the Performing Arts

Private and state matching funds also established endowments for professorships, fellowships and scholarships at FAU.

Instructional Resources

The Office of Information Technology provides access to a variety of media services and instructional technology, including the following services: Classroom Technologies/AV Equipment, E-Classrooms, Instructional Labs/Classrooms, Online Resources (see previous section), Video Production and Videoconferencing Assistance. Support for the following University software also is provided: Blackboard, Elluminate: Web Conferencing, Respondus: Test Creation and Online Testing, StudyMate: Interactive Study Aids, SafeAssign: Plagiarism Prevention and Impatica: Put PowerPoint Presentations Online in Compressed Format.

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Online Education at FAU
(Distance Learning)
FAU offers a variety of online courses to help meet the needs of students who require more flexibility in their coursework. These courses are designed for students who may not be able to attend a class at a specific time, day or place due to work schedules, family responsibilities, travel or physical challenges. Currently, FAU offers more than 1,000 classes and more than 30 degree programs via non-traditional delivery methods, including interactive video, video streaming, multimedia-enhanced lectures and online.

Interactive video courses are taught at one campus and broadcast to other campuses and some industrial sites in an effort to bring education closer to the student. Video-streamed courses allow students to attend on-campus classes virtually through video-capturing technology. Multimedia-enhanced courses use video and/or voice-over presentations recorded by FAU faculty for an enriched learning experience. Internet courses are available in a variety of subject areas. These courses are usually asynchronous and electronically interactive. They may use a combination of live chat rooms, online class sessions using Web conferencing tools, threaded discussions, email and/or interactive Web pages along with readings and tests to build community within a course. Most course materials are viewable on mobile devices.

It is recommended that students have access to a computer with high-speed internet connection, at least Windows 8.1 or 10, Microsoft Office (free to students) and a webcam for the best online learning experience. Online courses may require proctored exams using a webcam or self-scheduling of exams in a testing center. Visit the Center for Online and Continuing Education website to learn more about online programs at FAU. Class search options based on delivery method are available.

University Libraries

The University Libraries include the S.E. Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus, collections housed at the Broward County Public Library to serve FAU in downtown Fort Lauderdale, a shared-use library with Broward College in Davie, a 20,000-square-foot library on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter and a library at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

The Wimberly Library is a 165,000-square-foot building in the heart of the Boca Raton campus. It provides faculty and student group study rooms, study carrels, seating for approximately 1,200, an electronic classroom, facilities for individuals with disabilities, an audiovisual media center, a computer lab, and the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox, a 3,400-square-foot artificial intelligence lab. In addition to the computers available for use throughout the library, the entire building is equipped for laptop wireless connectivity. Reference assistance is offered in person or by telephone, email, chat or text. Library instruction sessions may be arranged for classes or individuals. A five-story addition provides students with a 24-hour study location and housing for several special collections.

The University Libraries' extensive holdings of approximately 3.7 million items include books, periodicals, government documents, microforms, maps, media and unique special collections in book arts, American Revolutionary War and Civil War documents, print and recorded music, rare books and manuscripts, and archival materials. The libraries also provide a wealth of electronic resources, including more than 580,000 full-text electronic books and 59,000 full-text electronic journals, plus access to more than 400 proprietary databases.

An online catalog of library holdings provides a listing of materials in the FAU Libraries and the other 11 Florida public university libraries. The library pays for student and faculty access to hundreds of databases, many with full-text articles and books, which are available through the Internet both in the library or off-campus using EZproxy. Through memberships in the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the collections of area libraries and the CRL are available to FAU students, faculty and staff. Research materials not available in the FAU Libraries' collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan.

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