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.

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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


Hugh T. Miller
Research Thursdays - “Narrative Politics in Public Policy: Legalizing Cannabis” by Hugh T. Miller

New book takes a narrative approach to studying public policy and administration more

Yolanda Gamboa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish
Research Thursdays - Yolanda Gamboa Awarded the 2020 Vern Williamsen Comedia Book Prize

The Williamsen Prize is awarded to a current member of the Association of Hispanic Classical Theater for an outstanding academic book published in the past three years more

Matt Stabile, producing artistic director of FAU's Theatre Lab
FAU Theatre Lab’s Artistic Director Matt Stabile Receives 2020 Remy Pioneer Award

The award is bestowed upon individuals who have, over the years, taken the lead and contributed substantially to the health, growth and development of the South Florida theatre community. more

Jane Caputi, Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Communication and Multimedia Studies
Research Thursdays - New book by Jane Caputi, Ph.D., professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

New book confronts a new geological age where humans are said to be the dominant force of change on the planet more

Susan Schneider, 2019-2020 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. 2019. Photo courtesy of Giselle M. Avilés.
FAU Hires Leading Philosopher and Futurist

Susan Schneider, Ph.D., will bring her experience in analyzing the moral and ethical issues related to artificial intelligence and machine consciousness to FAU’s research in AI, brain and mind. more

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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

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

Jeffrey Huber
Jeffrey Huber

Jeffrey Huber, AIA, associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture, will be a panelist for the American Institute of Architects Symposium Design for Climate Action: Intersections 2020.Read More


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