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.

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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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Michael J. Horswell
Letter from the Dean - Moving Forward Together

We are witness this week to yet another brutal murder of an African American man by police officers, and the resulting protests of another pernicious virus in our society: systemic racism. more

Images (l/r): Book cover of “The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence,”  Oxford University Press; Marina Banchetti, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy.
Research Thursdays - The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that each of its faculty members has a book to be released or under contract to be completed this year. more

Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Grant
FAU Department of Music is Finalist for Impact 100 Palm Beach County $100,000 Grant

FAU's Department of Music is one of two finalists for Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Grant more

Images (l/r): European Union Flag; La Pietra di Ca’Vendramin book cover; Ilaria Serra with Italian American writer  Adriana Trigiani, whose novels are the topic of a forthcoming book chapter by Serra
Research Thursdays - Ilaria Serra (LLCL) Receives A Faculty Curriculum Development Grant For “European Movement: Films of Immigration”

Ilaria Serra, the 2020 FAU Associate Professor Scholar of the Year, recently received a faculty curriculum development grant from the EU-Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University (FIU) more

Tangled Roots: Florida’s Revolving Empires and the Opportunities of Changing Borders, 1760-1830
Research Thursdays - Jason Sharples, Associate Professor of History, received the Peckham Long-Term Fellowship on Revolutionary America

The grant will support archival research for his project “Tangled Roots: Florida’s Revolving Empires and the Opportunities of Changing Borders,1760-1830.” more

 
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STUDENTS
Lucas Wilson
Lucas Wilson
Ph.D candidate

Lucas Wilson is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies under the supervision of Alan Berger, FAU’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies. In the past year, Wilson has had his work published...Read More

ALUMNI
Mariluz Cook
Mariluz Cook
BA Communication Studies 2019

Mariluz Cook is the Director of Broadcast and Digital Media for the Big Sky Network. Mariluz was a sports reporter for OWL TV and earned her BA in Communication Studies in Spring 2019. Read More

FACULTY
Mitchell Hutchings
Mitchell Hutchings
Music

Mitchell Hutchings, DMA, assistant professor of vocal studies, helped to save a student’s life by calling attention to an abnormality in his throat during a voice lesson in Fall 2018. Read More

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