Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Creative and Critical Thinking Thrive Here

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

This is Where Your Best and Brightest Students Belong:
Personalized Learning. Inspiring Research. Multi-Disciplinary Focus.

Your students can pursue their 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. 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 Students’ Best Choice?

Your students will learn in smaller classes with personalized focus, yet enjoy all the robust resources of a large university. Just a few of the many opportunities we offer: our award-winning student Diplomacy Program, award-winning writing journal, student-run record label, internationally-praised archeological field school and nationally recognized honor societies.

Students experience the lifelong advantages of a quality arts and liberal arts education, with leading-edge instruction in emerging 21st century fields. Our 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: personalized attention
  • Unique growth: the hub of artistic, cultural and social thought in diverse South Florida
  • Stellar advising team: ready to steer them towards success
  • Dedicated research faculty

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Images (l/r): Alka Sapat, Ph.D.; Book cover of “Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery,” edited by Alka Sapat; Ann-Margaret Esnard
Research Thursdays - Investigating the Implications of COVID-19 for Hurricane-Prone Areas

Alka Sapat, Ph.D., director of the School of Public Administration, is the lead Principal Investigator on this NSF Rapid Response Research Study more

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Letter From the Dean - Welcoming the Schools of Architecture and Public Administration

We are very excited to welcome our new students, faculty and staff and we look forward to the collaborative work that will be possible more

Images (l/r): Kelly J. Shannon; Book cover of “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights” (2018);
Research Thursdays - Promoting Equity and Understanding of Diverse Cultures

Kelly J. Shannon, Associate Professor of History has been appointed the new director of FAU’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR) more

Images (l/r): Book cover of “Jewfish;” Andrew Furman
Research Thursdays - “Jewfish,” a new novel by English Professor Andrew Furman

This new novel shines a light on the environmental issues facing south Florida and the planet more

Image (L/R): (book cover detail) “Unstable Masks Whiteness and American Superhero Comics,” edited by Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, The Ohio State University Press, January 2020; Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins; Eric L. Berlatsky; (book cover detail) “Ms. Marvel’s America No Normal,” Edited by Jessica Baldanzi & Hussein Rashid, University of Mississippi Press, February 2020
Research Thursdays - Department of English faculty members have co-authored two articles on the intersection of superheroes and racial politics

The intersection of superheroes in comic books, racial politics, the politics of racial mixing and racial mixedness more

 
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