Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
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Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd, Administration Bldg., Room 339
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
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Florida Atlantic University Review

B+ Great
3.46875 Based on 8 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
B+
Facilities
B+
Activities and Groups
B+

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Florida Atlantic University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1783 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
279
189
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
254
272
 
10
Economics, General
 
72
13
 
 
Finance, General
 
265
22
 
 
Insurance
 
 
 
12
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
72
 
1
 
Management Science
 
 
 
10
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
242
 
11
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
16
 
 
Real Estate
 
0
 
 
 
Taxation
 
 
43
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1771 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ancient Studies/Civilization
 
 
 
2
 
Anthropology
 
39
3
 
 
Applied and Professional Ethics
 
 
 
0
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
 
 
4
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
4
 
 
Ethnic Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Experimental Psychology
 
 
 
 
5
History, General
 
36
14
 
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Language Interpretation and Translation
 
 
 
0
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
102
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
19
0
0
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
448
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
0
 
4
8
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 
 
 
2
 
Philosophy
 
15
 
 
 
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
 
115
 
 
3
Political Science and Government, General
 
106
13
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
26
 
Psychology, General
 
366
9
 
 
Public Administration
 
30
16
 
3
Religion/Religious Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Social Sciences, General
 
0
 
 
 
Social Work
 
179
0
26
 
Sociology
 
130
11
 
 
Women's Studies
 
 
5
22
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1300 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
48
 
 
Clinical/Medical Social Work
 
 
123
 
4
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
 
 
8
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
134
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
184
98
 
 
Health/Medical Physics
 
 
7
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
179
21
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
55
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
26
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
5
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
26
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
222
154
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1198 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
 
 
 
13
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
20
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
2
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
97
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
33
19
6
Creative Writing
 
 
16
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
11
2
5
Education, General
 
80
0
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
74
7
15
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
4
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
112
9
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
100
10
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
20
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
8
13
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
2
1
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
216
62
0
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
2
0
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
6
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
3
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
2
 
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
0
 
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
15
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
5
0
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
11
10
 
5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
165
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
4
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
0
13
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

634 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
431
25
6
11
Biotechnology
 
 
4
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
35
6
 
5
Geography
 
15
0
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
7
15
 
4
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
4
0
 
 
Marine Sciences
 
 
3
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
27
7
2
6
Neuroscience
 
 
 
2
 
Physics, General
 
5
7
 
5
Statistics, General
 
 
 
2
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

628 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
 
49
 
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
 
24
6
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
32
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
4
 
 
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
34
9
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
54
20
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
42
13
 
3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
51
11
 
2
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
24
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
 
8
36
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
9
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
43
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
82
17
 
2
Ocean Engineering
 
23
12
6
6
Surveying Engineering
 
6
 
 
 

334 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Artificial Intelligence
 
 
0
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
147
31
22
6
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
4
 
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
 
0
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Information Technology
 
 
2
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
104
16
0
 

148 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
 
 
9
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
137
1
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
 
 
1
 

114 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
57
 
32
 
Meeting and Event Planning
 
 
 
25
 

75 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
11
9
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
 
4
 
 
Music Management
 
17
1
 
 
Music, General
 
13
6
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
14
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Florida Atlantic University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
 
Artificial Intelligence
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
 
Geography
 
 
 
 
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
Taxation
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.75 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1998

    I didn't really look into that at my school, since I was already employed full-time and going to school part-time.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology Education, Class of 2010

    career placement, internships, state licensure, Nationally Accredited

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1998

    I don't know what they offer at this point, it's been too long and the world has changed quite a bit since I graduated.

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.25 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology , Class of 2012

    Lazy. Entitled. Felt like a community college. A lot of commuters.

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1998

    FAU (at the time) was pretty much a commuter school, with lots of part-time students. There wasn't much of an on-campus lifestyle.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1998

    I went as a returning student after being in the work force a few years and the campus I went was largely people like that, grown-ups with full time jobs in addition to school.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2004

    small campus, not much offered because it's not the main campus

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.5 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 2005

    They had what they need at the times I was attending

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    M. Ed. , Class of 2007

    There are computer labs, dorms, classrooms, restaurants

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology , Class of 2012

    Dated. They have added new forms since I've graduated, but they are very pricey.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1998

    Most of the classrooms & labs were pretty good, the cafeteria was okay. Never saw the inside of the dorms, at the time there weren't that many.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology Education, Class of 2010

    Decent food court, lame dorms

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1998

    While there was a campus that featured dorms, dining halls etc. I never had anything to do with it. I had a husband and an apartment. The classrooms were fine, furniture in good shape and computers were on par with what was commonly available at the time.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 1991

    gone too long to answer that question

    3 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.375 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 2005

    I was apart of the radio station.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1998

    There wasn't much on-campus activity that I saw (of course, I was a part-time student while working full-time) and I was older than most of the students.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1998

    I wouldn't know. I worked full-time while going to school full time, so no time for activities.

    3 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Several Major League Baseball players graduated from Florida Atlantic University, including Pittsburgh Pirates Second Baseman Daniel Bomback, Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jeff Beliveau, Seattle Mariners Pitcher Tim Harikkala, Houston Astros Pitcher Mickey Storey, and Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Jeff Fiorentino. Other alumni professional athletes include Professional Tennis Player and Hall Of Fame Inductee Fern Kellymeyer, Professional Women’s Basketball Player Yolanda Griffith, Houston Texans Wide Receiver Lestar Jean, and Washington Redskins Running Back Alfred Morris. Notable alumni in the entertainment industry include Dashboard Confessional Singer/Songwriter Chris Carrabba, Grand Funk Railroad Drummer Don Brewer, NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson, Bestselling Crime Fiction Author Robert Ferrigno, Broadway Actor Marc Kudisch, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Mirta Ojito.

    Answered by: Universities.com
What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • Florida Atlantic University lives up to its name– it is located just minutes from beautiful sunny beaches along the Atlantic coast. FAU has six distinct campuses spread out over 100 miles, but a majority of the institution’s 30,000 students take classes on the Boca Raton campus. Approximately 4,000 students live in suite-style on-campus housing, just a short walk from classroom buildings. Students with a passion for sports and fitness will love the 13,000-square-foot fitness center, outdoor pool, yoga studios, rock climbing wall, outdoor challenge course, and indoor/outdoor courts. Serious about academics? There’s no shortage of student workspaces either, with six libraries, dozens of remodeled study rooms, and a 24-hour study lobby.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • If you’re an undergraduate student you can choose from six fully online programs including accounting, marketing, management, criminal justice, nursing, and public safety administration. Ready to study at the graduate level? FAU offers online master’s programs in curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, exercise science and health promotion, nursing, higher education leadership, and business administration. Speaking of business, U.S. News and World Report ranked FAU’s program as one of the top 50 online graduate business programs in 2015. But you don’t have to enroll in a full-fledged degree program to take advantage of everything FAU has to offer. The Lifelong Learning Society, which operates on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses, sponsors non-credit adult education courses, lectures, and performances throughout the year. It is also one of the largest adult education programs in the country.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The Owls (named for the university’s status as an Audubon Society-recognized burrowing owl sanctuary) compete in NCAA Division I sports as one of 14 teams that belong to Conference USA. The baseball team is perhaps the most successful FAU team. Owls Baseball has snagged three Sun Belt Conference titles and made an appearance in 11 NCAA tournaments. The football team was established in 2001 and has since competed in two NCAA bowl games. What’s even more exciting? In 2011 the football team finally got to play their very first home game in the brand new 30,000-seat FAU Stadium. In addition to baseball and football FAU offers 15 other varsity sports including basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, cross country, tennis, and of course beach volleyball.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • Florida Atlantic University is a rapidly growing public research university. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated the university as a place with “High Research Activity.” This comes as no surprise with its impressive 38 unique research centers. The university opened its College of Medicine in 2011 and has 11 areas of research focus including breast cancer, osteoarthritis, vaccine optimization, and severe malaria in children. The first Ocean Engineering program in the nation launched at Florida Atlantic University in 1965, a year after the school opened its doors. And in 2009 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded 22.5 million dollars in funding to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (Fort Pierce campus) for faculty and student research on underwater technology, ocean exploration, and coral ecosystems.

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