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English

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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 (Online)

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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 - Creative Writing

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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 - Linguistics

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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 - Literature

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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 - Writing and Rhetoric

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. 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. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. 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

Exploratory - 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

Exploratory - 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

Exploratory - Global and Social Sciences

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.

ExploratoryExploratory Freshmen

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Exploratory - Humanities and Arts

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

Exploratory - Health Sciences

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

Exploratory - Physical Science and Engineering

The Physical Science and Engineering exploratory area contains majors that are ideal for students who have an interest in pursuing engineering and computing fields or who are considering studies in chemistry, physics, or mathematics. 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

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. A major in history is it is immediately useful for work in law, journalism, museums, libraries, public service, and the business world.

BA2-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

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