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Biological Sciences (BA) (Online)

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.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Sciences (BA) - Allied Health Profession

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.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Sciences (BA) - Bioentrepreneur

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.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Sciences (BA) - Health, Environment Policy, Pre-Law

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.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Sciences (BA) - Science Communication

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.

BA2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Communication (BS) - Advertising (***Inactive as of 2020)

The SJMC Advertising program is designed to provide students with the fundamental elements of strategic communications, in addition to preparing them for a career in two specific advertising tracks: Account Management and Creative Advertising. Our Advertising discipline has evolved with the changes in media, and students receive extensive training in the strategic use of digital communications and social media. SJMC Advertising graduates have won a number of international awards and landed positions at major multinationals and top global agencies, as well as local ad agencies based in South Florida.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC

Communication (BS) - Broadcast Media

The SJMC Broadcast Media program is designed to provide students with the fundamental elements of strategic communications, in addition to preparing them for a career in two specific advertising tracks: Account Management and Creative Advertising. Our Advertising discipline has evolved with the changes in media, and students receive extensive training in the strategic use of digital communications and social media. SJMC Advertising graduates have won a number of international awards and landed positions at major multinationals and top global agencies, as well as local ad agencies based in South Florida.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC

Communication (BS) - Digital Media Studies (***Inactive as of 2019)

The SJMC's new Digital Media Studies major is designed to give undergraduate students a foundation in digital media forms and the understanding of how they are transforming the media and mass communications industries in the 21st Century.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC

Communication (BS) - Journalism

FIU's Department of Journalism and Broadcasting is internationally-known for preparing students to be outstanding journalists who can report, write, produce video and multimedia stories that capture life in the rapidly urbanizing community of South Florida. SJMC classes train students to work in the new media landscape by offering hands-on skills, and encouraging students to experiment, innovate and think entrepreneurially. SJMC grads are sought after by all the major media in South Florida-English and Spanish-language and can be found working in newsrooms and broadcast studios as reporters, anchors and digital specialists at local, national and international levels.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC

Communication (BS) - Public Relations (***Inactive as of 2020)

The complex field of Public Relations includes the strategic integration of such sub-disciplines as media relations, corporate communications, crisis communications and public diplomacy. The SJMC Public Relations program is designed to give our students a general background in the elements of strategic communications, in addition to preparing them for a career in Public Relations with emphasis on the four sub-disciplines.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC

Digital Communication and Media (***Inactive as of 2020 - must select a track)

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC, MMC

Digital Communication and Media - Digital Broadcasting

Digital Broadcasting students will learn the critical thinking and technical skills needed to produce digital media content and distribute that content across multiple communication platforms. They will engage multiple and diverse audiences through a strong foundation in social media and networking, as well as learn methods and strategies for ensuring their communication attains maximum impact. Digital broadcast majors will learn how to write, shoot, edit, produce and direct video for traditional and digital media platforms.

Graduates may be employed in all sectors of the communication field, including news organizations, TV and video production companies and strategic communication companies.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC, MMC

Digital Communication and Media -Digital Interactive Media

Digital + Interactive Media provides a foundation for students in data visualization and creating data-driven narratives for public communication. Combining critical and cultural aspects of social media, the degree offers hands-on instruction in web analytics and content creation. Students in this major can expect to take courses in interactive media, motion graphics, digital theories, visual design and more.

Graduates may be employed in all sectors of the communication field, including news organizations, TV and video production companies and strategic communication companies.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC, MMC

Digital Communication and Media - Digital Journalism

Digital Journalism gives students the critical thinking and technical skills needed to produce digital media content and distribute that content across multiple communication platforms. They will learn how to engage multiple and diverse audiences though a strong foundation in social media and audience analysis to create communication that attains maximum impact. Students in the digital journalism major will master the skills needed to tailor traditional journalism to a social media audience. Students will continue to gain experience with traditional news reporting, visual storytelling, and production, electronic news reporting and writing and discussion for television and social media with an emphasis on social, cultural, economic, and political challenges from a national and global perspective.

Graduates may be employed in all sectors of the communication field, including news organizations, TV and video production companies and strategic communication companies.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC, MMC

Digital Communication and Media - Digital TV and Multimedia Production

Digital TV + Multimedia Production allows for a course of study in 21st Century television and multimedia communication. Students gain updated fundamentals in the industry’s best practices as well as training in studio production and writing for television. They will also be exposed to technology-driven facets of the industry, such as motion graphic production, podcasting, social media production and web development.

Graduates may be employed in all sectors of the communication field, including news organizations, TV and video production companies and strategic communication companies.

BS2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

BBC, MMC