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Administration and Management

The Administration and Management exploratory area contains majors that are ideal for students who are interested in pursuing careers in business or managerial positions in different professions ranging from the hospitality industry and health care industry to careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. 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

Biological and Environmental Sciences

The Biological and Environmental Sciences exploratory area contains majors that are ideal for students who have an interest in pursuing careers in medicine or who are considering studies in earth or environmental studies. 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

Biological Science

The Biological Sciences degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, from molecules to ecosystems, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. Faculty and students work with a diverse array of plant, animal, and microbial organisms and in a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. FIU is ideally situated for the study of tropical biology and many of our laboratories specialize in tropical systems. 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 the life sciences. A Biology Education track prepares students for teaching at the secondary level.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Science: Biology Education

This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Biology B.S. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching biology at the secondary level. The Biology 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.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Science: Education (Program Description)

This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Biology B.S. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching biology at the secondary level. The Biology 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.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry (BS)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and provides the necessary background for those who wish to pursue graduate study in chemistry and ultimately careers in chemistry. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Chemical Education

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major combines the rigorous requirements of the Chemistry B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level. The Chemical 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.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Chemical Education (Program Description)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major combines the rigorous requirements of the Chemistry B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level. The Chemical 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.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Environmental

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Forensic

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Early Childhood Education/ESOL Endorsement

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with ESOL Endorsement is an initial teacher preparation program designed to train future teachers of students from preK-3 to grade 3. The program is designed to provide students with general knowledge of teaching and pedagogical practices, as well as specific knowledge relevant to working in the early childhood education field.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Development

The Early Childhood Development subplan focuses on understanding of learning and development during the early childhood years. Students will learn about the cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of young children within the context of family and community studies. Students will also learn about general and early education practices and curricula. (NOTE: This track does not result in a teacher certification.)

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC, ON