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Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Scientific Excellence and Discovery

Through its academic departments and research centers, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science provides outstanding opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate science majors.

In addition to the eight academic departments in the College, there is a group of strong interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary research centers engaged in cutting-edge research.

The education and research programs of our College span the sciences and mathematics with major efforts in many fields ranging from biotechnology, bioinformatics, and brain science to cryptology, developmental systems, dynamical systems, environmental sciences, exercise sciences, geo-information science, marine science, and space-time physics. The College's programs are offered at FAU's campuses in Boca Raton, Davie, Jupiter, and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

Spotlight Stories
Alexis Surtel
New Graduate Alexis Surtel, B.S. ’23, Lands Position with National Institutes of Health
Spring 2023 Schmidt College of Science graduate Alexis Surtel will begin working with the National Institutes of Health this September, as a postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award trainee. More specifically, Surtel will be housed in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Jennifer Giordano
A State-of-the-Art AI Sandbox Gives Ph.D. Student a Boost With Neuroscience Research
Jennifer Giordano, a second year Ph.D. student in the Graduate Neuroscience Training Program and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, greatly relies on the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox’s transformative technology
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Soar-in-4 Medical School Pathway Program Students
Newly Launched Soar-in-4 Medical School Pathway Program
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Schmidt College of Medicine are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative pathway program for outstanding Schmidt College of Science Soar-in-4 Scholars.
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News
Faculty Recognized at Second Annual Authors & Artists Event
Faculty Recognized at Second Annual Authors & Artists Event
The Office of the Provost and University Libraries hosted a celebration of the creative, distinguished and dedicated works of the Florida Atlantic University community at the second annual Authors & Artists event on February...
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Meet the FAU Shark Lab Team in Advance of the ‘Jaws’ Movie Screening at Festival of the Arts Boca
Meet the FAU Shark Lab Team in Advance of the ‘Jaws’ Movie Screening at Festival of the Arts Boca
Dive into an adventure — at your own risk — filled with fins and fun! In anticipation of the Festival of the Arts Boca premiere of the original blockbuster ”Jaws” movie with a live symphony orchestra, members from...
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Frontiers in Science Panel Discussion:
Watch the Feb. 22 Frontiers in Science Panel Discussion: " How Can the Florida Wildlife Corridor Support Resilience?”
Learn about the ~18 million acre Florida Wildlife Corridor in this February 22 Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series event. What tradeoffs are involved in setting aside such a large swath of land, and how will we tell...
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Aerial Surveys Reveal Ample Populations of Rays in Southeast Florida
Aerial Surveys Reveal Ample Populations of Rays in Southeast Florida
Using aerial surveys, Florida Atlantic University researchers conducted a unique long-term (2014 to 2021) study to quantify the spatial (latitude) and temporal (month, year) abundance of the whitespotted eagle rays and giant...
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2024 Jumpstart Postdoctoral Program Awardees Announced
2024 Jumpstart Postdoctoral Program Awardees Announced
This is the second year of the initiative, which Dean Valery Forbes launched in 2022 to “jumpstart” multidisciplinary research collaborations between faculty and postdoctoral associates to solve some of today’s most...
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Explore the Sciences at the 2024 FAU Science Fest
Explore the Sciences at the 2024 FAU Science Fest
All are invited to celebrate the sciences at this community event: April 12 on the Boca Raton campus Breezeway! Come enjoy science-related exhibitions, student poster competition, interactive games, scavenger hunt with prizes,...
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No. 149
Earth Sciences
(Geosciences)
No. 160
Mathematics
No. 167
Physics
No. 185
Psychology
No. 203
Biology
No. 201
Chemistry
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777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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