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

Linda Medvin
Director of FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Receives Outstanding Citizen Award

Linda Medvin, director of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, received the Randy Felton Outstanding Citizen Award at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner at the Florida Council... more

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FAU Receives Art Donation Valued at More than $3.8 Million

Florida Atlantic University recently received a donation of artwork valued at more than $3.8 million from Rick and Lesley Stone. more

The Farewells
FAU University Galleries Presents ‘The Farewells: Photographs by Alberto Marti’

The University Galleries in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University will present “The Farewells: Photographs by Alberto Martí,” from Thursday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Dec. 13... more

FAU Presents ‘The John O’ Sullivan Memorial Concert: Remembering the 1960s and Woodstock’

Department of History presents “The John O’ Sullivan Memorial Concert: Remembering the 1960s and Woodstock.” The concert will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kaye Auditorium in FAU’s Student Union,... more

Uncle Vanya
FAU Department of Theatre and Dance Announces 2019-20 Season

FAU’s Department of Theater and Dance has announced its 2019-20 season, opening with “Uncle Vanya” from Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 6 in Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus at 777 Glades Road.... more

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Camie Liz
Cameron Wheeler
Commercial Music

Commercial Music Major, Cameron Wheeler (professionally know as Camie Liz), won the 2019 iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Competition in LA. Read More

Charles Bender
Charles Bender
BA Sociology 93

Charles Bender, BA Sociology 1993, is the founding CEO of Place of Hope, a faith-based and state-licensed family-style residential child-caring agency, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For 20 years, Place of Hope has...Read More

Robert Rabil
Robert Rabil
Political Science

Robert Rabil, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science, traveled to Lebanon this summer to conduct research on the volatile Lebanon-Israel border. While there, Rabil met with UNIFIL with the intentions of following up and probing...Read More


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