Graduate Programs

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers graduate students many opportunities for learning, teaching, and research. Our programs offer multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training for 21st-century careers in research or education in academia, government, or industry. We actively collaborate with the growing biotechnology cluster in South Florida including Scripps Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute, and the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. Many of our graduate students obtain research and teaching assistantships to assist with tuition and living expenses. The College offers Ph.D. and Masters Degrees in fully accredited programs in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Psychology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Environmental Science, and Physics. Explore the links below to see our available programs and areas of excellence.

Learn about graduate certificates offered in the Schmidt College of Science.


Ecology, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Integrative Biology, and Neuroscience

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal, and Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Material Chemistry.

Environmental Science

Everglades Aquatic Systems Conservation Biology, Environmental Restoration, and Interdisciplinary Customized Study Focus Areas

Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Strength & Conditioning.


Environmental Studies, Hydrology and Water Resources, Geographic Information Science, Urban Sustainability 

Marine Science & Oceanography

Marine Biology, Coastal and Geological Science, Conservation and Ecology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Chemistry, and Statistics and Communication 


Cryptology and Information Security, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Math-Science Teacher Partnership

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Neuroscience; Sensorimotor, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience; and Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience


Bio and Materials Physics, General Relativity Astrophysics, Quantum Optics, Neuroscience, Physics Education, Medical Physics


Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social/Personality Psychology, Cognitive Science, Behavioral Neuroscience

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Development and Sustainability

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292