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Social Work

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program prepares students to provide services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, including case management, assessments, treatment planning, and goal setting. Students learn the foundation social work skills and theories that assist clients in their daily lives. The Program emphasizes the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of settings and examines how individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities impact one another. Students develop critical thinking skills and become familiar with research-based practice as well as social justice issues. Students may complete the BSSW on a full-time or part-time basis. The BSSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Public Health and Social Work

The College offers baccalaureate degree programs in Social Work and in Dietetics and Nutrition. The Dietetics and Nutrition Program is offered in two formats: Didactic Program and Coordinated Program. The baccalaureate program in Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Didactic Program is fully accredited and the Coordinated Program has been granted probationary status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

MMC

Sociology/Anthropology: Anthropology

The BA in Sociology/Anthropology allows students to concentrate in either sociology or anthropology. The sociology track educates students in the scientific study of social life. Sociologists confront real world problems such as the effects on social life resulting from corporate downsizing, the growth of web-based and mobile technologies, or urban blight and gentrification. The anthropology track educates students in the study of the cultural practices in particular places; how people organize, govern, and create meaning. Anthropologists work on problems such as the cross-cultural delivery of health care, exclusion or assimilation of immigrant populations. 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.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

International and Public Affairs

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (G-SIPA) brings together many of Florida International University’s internationally oriented disciplines to provide cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching, and innovative training necessary for the globalized world of the 21st century. G-SIPA includes eight signature departments: Criminal Justice, Economics, Global & Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Public Administration, and Religious Studies. The School also houses many of the University’s most prominent international centers, institutes, and programs.

BBC, MMC

Sociology/Anthropology: Sociology

The BA in Sociology/Anthropology allows students to concentrate in either sociology or anthropology. The sociology track educates students in the scientific study of social life. Sociologists confront real world problems such as the effects on social life resulting from corporate downsizing, the growth of web-based and mobile technologies, or urban blight and gentrification. The anthropology track educates students in the study of the cultural practices in particular places; how people organize, govern, and create meaning. Anthropologists work on problems such as the cross-cultural delivery of health care, exclusion or assimilation of immigrant populations. 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.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

International and Public Affairs

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (G-SIPA) brings together many of Florida International University’s internationally oriented disciplines to provide cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching, and innovative training necessary for the globalized world of the 21st century. G-SIPA includes eight signature departments: Criminal Justice, Economics, Global & Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Public Administration, and Religious Studies. The School also houses many of the University’s most prominent international centers, institutes, and programs.

BBC, MMC

Spanish

The Spanish major presents a program of study that helps non-native speakers to achieve mastery of the language and provides an opportunity for native speakers to fully develop correctness in its use. The program educates students in language, literature, linguistics and Latin American and Spanish cultures. The department offers a very successful Summer program in Spain, which attracts students from all disciplines. Spanish majors are fully prepared to enter graduate programs in Spanish Literature and Linguistics as well as teach at the high school level. Likewise a second major or minor in Spanish leads to many opportunities in commerce, hospitality and business in Florida and abroad and is ideal for students in International Relations or Government.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

International and Public Affairs

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (G-SIPA) brings together many of Florida International University’s internationally oriented disciplines to provide cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching, and innovative training necessary for the globalized world of the 21st century. G-SIPA includes eight signature departments: Criminal Justice, Economics, Global & Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Public Administration, and Religious Studies. The School also houses many of the University’s most prominent international centers, institutes, and programs.

MMC

Special Education

The undergraduate exceptional student education (ESE) program utilizes a field-centered preparation model leading to approval for State of Florida Certification in Exceptional Student Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsements. The exceptional student education (ESE) program is an initial teacher preparation program that will prepare teachers of students with disabilities in K-12 settings with coursework and field experiences that focus on the necessary skills to assess, plan, teach, and evaluate the education of students with high-incidence disabilities, including those who are ESOL. Students are prepared to teach learners with high-incidence disabilities from ages 5-22.

The Florida Education of Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) competencies are met throughout program coursework. The Reading Endorsement competencies are addressed and assessed in four program courses and with corresponding field experiences.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Statistics

Statistics is an integral part of every field. Virtually every discipline uses statistical data analysis to draw conclusions. The undergraduate program in statistics is designed to teach students how to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Graduating students will have the necessary job skills for employment in a variety of fields. However, the courses are rigorous so that students are well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in statistics, should they choose to.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Sustainability and the Environment

The Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science programs prepare students for work and involvement in environmental professions and issues. The Bachelor of Arts degree provides students who are interested in the humanities and social sciences with a broad overview of environmental issues, and prepares students for future study in fields such as environmental administration and law. Although the B.A. degree emphasizes the political, social and economic aspects of environmental issues, basic principles of environmental science are introduced. Students are required to choose a subject specialty (e.g., energy policy) or an appropriate minor (e.g., economics or biology).

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Theatre

The BA Theatre program offers a broad based immersion into the study and practice of theatre. In addition to a core of required theatre courses, taught by experienced, highly qualified faculty, BA students are able to focus on one area of theatre through a choice of several elective classes. Students may audition for roles in Department productions, receive training and hands on experience in stage management, dramaturgy, directing, theatre education and playwriting. The FIU Theatre Department is a member of KCACTF (the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival) and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Admission is by audition and interview only. For further details and audition information please contact the Theatre Department Office at 305-348-2895, or visit the FIU Theatre website at www.fiu.edu.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

MMC

Theatre Design

The BFA in Theatre Design is a very intense, full-time, demanding program offering specializations in scenic design, lighting design and costume design. Students work with award winning faculty designers in small group classes and one-on-one projects. The program includes Main Stage and Studio Theatre design opportunities, off-campus internships and a final senior project as well as workshops in resume and portfolio preparation. The Department of Theatre is a member of KCACTF (the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival) and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Admission is by portfolio and interview only. For further details and portfolio review information please contact the Theatre Department Office at 305-348-2895 or visit the FIU Theatre website at www.fiu.edu.

Bachelor of Fine Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

MMC

Theatre Performance

The BFA in acting is a very intense, full-time, demanding program which is designed to prepare student actors for a professional career or for further professional training. Students receive four years of performance training, along with taking a full complement of academic and technical theatre courses. They are afforded opportunities to perform in three different theatre spaces and to work with a variety of highly trained and qualified directors and designers. Students also receive instruction and practice in audition techniques and career preparation. The FIU Theatre Department is a member of KCACTF (the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival) and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Admission is by audition and interview only. For further details and audition information please contact the Theatre Department Office at 305-348-2895 or visit the FIU Theatre website at www.fiu.edu.

Bachelor of Fine Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

MMC

Vocal Performance

A Bachelor of Music degree is offered with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Keyboard, Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Technology, and Music Education. All entering students must provide evidence of performance ability (vocal or instrumental) through an audition.

BM2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

MMC

Women’s and Gender Studies

In the Women's Studies major, interdisciplinary courses in Women's Studies and cross-listed courses in other disciplines enhance students' knowledge about women, feminism, and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. Students gain tools for analyzing the construction of women and gender, the relationship between gender and power and the intersection of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. Major courses foster intellectual exchange, creative pursuits, social justice advocacy, and global perspectives thereby contributing to the university's reputation for excellence and relevance in the 21st century. Students have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty on issues related to women and gender.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC