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English - Writing and Rhetoric

Students in English explore the vast array of literatures produced across the world and across the centuries. Through reading, discussing, and writing about significant texts, students enhance their abilities to understand and analyze fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfictional prose; at the same time, they gain insights into individual lives and cultures that enrich their own experiences. Literature majors enjoy the camaraderie generated by shared interests and heated debates. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. Majoring in English prepares students for graduate work in English and for admission to law school; in addition, students can enter a careers where good writing and excellent critical thinking skills are required.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

English - English Education

Students in English explore the vast array of literatures produced across the world and across the centuries. Majoring in English prepares students for graduate work in English, education and for admission to law school. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the English B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching English at the secondary level. The English Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Environmental Studies

The Bachelor of Sciences in Environmental Studies degree emphasizes chemical and ecological aspects of environmental analysis. This degree provides students with a strong background in the natural sciences as preparation for technical work in the environmental field, with a particular emphasis on chemistry and biology. The degree has an interdisciplinary focus, and its majors are required to take courses in environmental economics and policy, as well as a course in environmental ethics. Both the BA and BS programs feature internships in the senior year, with students placed in the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other environmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Environmental Studies - Agricultural Sciences

The Agricultural Sciences major within the B.S. in Environmental Studies degree focuses on the agricultural sciences and would be suitable for students interested in career pertaining to food production, agricultural sciences and related natural resource management (e.g., soils, land, water and agro-ecological resources) in government agencies, agricultural research organizations or private industries. This Major will share common lower and upper division courses with the other Major, Natural Resources Sciences. Students will require lower division prerequisite courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics. Students will then take a series of required upper division courses in agriculture-related science courses in areas such as Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Soil and Water Resources, Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture, and Agroecology.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Environmental Studies - Natural Resources Sciences

The Natural Resource Sciences major within the B.S. in Environmental Studies degree focuses on the environmental and natural resource sciences and would be suitable for students interested in career related to natural resources conservation, ecosystem restoration, environmental pollution management, and non-renewable and renewable energy resources. The major requirements are similar to the requirements of the existing B.S. Environmental Studies degree program, which has been in place for over 40 years. Students will require lower division pre-requisite courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics. Students will then take a series of required upper division courses in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Economics, Policy, Earth and Energy Resources, Water Resources, and Biological Resources.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geography - Social Science Education

The BA in Geography educates students in the study of the spatial patterns of human interactions with natural and built environments. Geography includes regional studies, and many students become experts in Latin America, Asia, Africa, or other world regions. Students acquire a global perspective and valuable skills including social survey techniques, ethnography, social statistical sampling methods, computerized social data analysis, and computer-based mapping of social phenomena. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Geography B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level. The Geography B.A. with Social Studies Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geosciences

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences prepares students for careers and graduate study in geological, hydrological and atmospheric science fields, and is founded on a background in physical sciences. The Geological Sciences major encompasses the study of the history, structure and composition of the Earth, mineral and water resources, natural disasters and environmental concerns. It prepares students to become licensed Professional Geologists in the State of Florida, professional geologists in private consulting and resource industries. The Atmospheric Sciences major adds meteorological and climatological dimensions, and prepares students for graduate school or employment as a meteorologist in government or industry. It meets the undergraduate course work requirements for professional certification by the American Meteorological Society.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Geosciences - Atmospheric

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences prepares students for careers and graduate study in geological, hydrological and atmospheric science fields, and is founded on a background in physical sciences. The Geological Sciences major encompasses the study of the history, structure and composition of the Earth, mineral and water resources, natural disasters and environmental concerns. It prepares students to become licensed Professional Geologists in the State of Florida, professional geologists in private consulting and resource industries. The Atmospheric Sciences major adds meteorological and climatological dimensions, and prepares students for graduate school or employment as a meteorologist in government or industry. It meets the undergraduate course work requirements for professional certification by the American Meteorological Society.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Global and Social Sciences (Exploratory)

The Global and Social Sciences exploratory area contains majors that are ideal for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the social sciences such as psychology and education or who are considering studies in law. Exploratory majors are excellent for students who are unsure about the major they want to pursue or for students who do not meet the criteria for certain majors with selective admissions. These students will have access to an academic advisor who will provide personal guidance with exploring various career options and selecting an appropriate major.

Exploratory4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Health Sciences (Exploratory)

The Health Science exploratory area contains majors that are ideal for students who have an interest in pursuing careers in health sciences or nutritional counseling. Exploratory majors are excellent for students who are unsure about the major they want to pursue or for students who do not meet the criteria for certain majors with selective admissions. These students will have access to an academic advisor who will provide personal guidance with exploring various career options and selecting an appropriate major.

ExploratoryExploratory Freshmen

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

History: Social Science Education

History studies past human experience in all its imaginable aspects: economic, social, political, cultural, intellectual, scientific and technological. Relying on a variety of documents, historians develop interpretations of a wide range of the human experience, including scientific and technological breakthroughs, famines, the formation, evolution and conflicts of family groups, mass migrations, wars, cultural encounters, and revolutions. History students are trained to be critical readers, good writers, and astute analysts. These qualities and skills are fundamental for success in business activities, public and professional careers, teaching, and advanced studies. This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the History B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level. The History B.A. with Social Studies Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Humanities and Arts (Exploratory)

The Humanities and Arts Exploratory area contains majors that are ideal for students who are interested in pursuing careers in artistic and creative fields or who are considering studies in law. Exploratory majors are excellent for students who are unsure about the major they want to pursue or for students who do not meet the criteria for certain majors with selective admissions. These students will have access to an academic advisor who will provide personal guidance with exploring various career options and selecting an appropriate major.

ExploratoryExploratory Freshmen

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Interdisciplinary Studies

The BA in Interdisciplinary Studies challenges students to define themselves, develop their potential and make important contributions to the world beyond academia. The degree offers the maximum flexibility, encompassing courses in our college as well as other FIU schools or colleges, with a mix of traditional and online classes.

BAN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies Program exposes the student to a wide range of courses offered by the College, while granting the opportunity to pursue an individualized program of study under the Liberal Studies guidelines. These guidelines consist of six categories of courses including upper division humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and artistic creation as well as several Interdisciplinary Colloquia. Students may choose any combination of courses within these groups. Within the framework of the liberal arts, the flexibility of the Liberal Studies Program allows students to essentially design their own degree program to meet their personal and career goals. In consultation with a liberal studies advisor, the student will be encouraged to pursue a minor, a certificate, or a double major.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Marine Biology

The Marine Biology degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. Housed at the Biscayne Bay Campus, the program focuses on marine organisms and ecosystems, taking advantage of ready access to the diverse tropical marine environments of South Florida and the Caribbean, including coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds. Faculty and students strive to enhance our understanding and stewardship of the world's oceans, especially coastal ecosystems. This field of study will prepare students for further graduate and professional studies, as well as for employment in areas that require university-level training in marine biology and oceanography.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC