Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3301 College Ave
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups B+
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Nova Southeastern University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 23,236 students and offering 232 degrees in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Nova Southeastern 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.
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Healthcare
2,099 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced General Dentistry
2
Advanced/graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
6
Anesthesiologist Assistant
0
Athletic Training/trainer
9
Audiology/audiologist
20
Dental Clinical Sciences
15
Dentistry
129
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
0
Endodontics/endodontology
7
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
0
55
11
Gerontology
6
0
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
0
0
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
50
117
62
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
37
Medical Informatics
27
3
Nursing Administration
0
Occupational Therapy/therapist
59
8
Optometry
95
Oral/maxillofacial Surgery
2
Orthodontics/orthodontology
7
Osteopathic Medicine/osteopathy
238
Pediatric Dentistry/pedodontics
6
Periodontics/periodontology
4
Pharmaceutical Sciences
1
Pharmacy
225
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
86
Physician Assistant
245
Prosthodontics/prosthodontology
3
Public Health
56
Registered Nurse
349
36
4
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
0
Vision Science/physiological Optics
117
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
1,794 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
2
American History (United States)
0
Art Teacher Education
1
2
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
0
Biology Teacher Education
1
Child Development
4
Computer Teacher Education
0
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
21
Curriculum and Instruction
17
12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
2
1
Education
12
0
47
322
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
5
Education/teaching of the Gifted and Talented
72
12
Educational Evaluation and Research
12
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
2
18
Educational/instructional Technology
5
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
148
98
25
Elementary and Middle School Administration/principalship
0
Elementary Education and Teaching
19
23
10
English Language and Literature
9
English/language Arts Teacher Education
1
9
0
General Studies
24
Health Teacher Education
2
0
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
26
2
2
International and Comparative Education
0
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
4
1
Mathematics Teacher Education
2
36
11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
0
Reading Teacher Education
32
9
School Librarian/school Library Media Specialist
6
3
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
14
3
Secondary Education and Teaching
0
0
Social Studies Teacher Education
0
6
Spanish Language Teacher Education
49
Special Education and Teaching
0
9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
30
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
1
221
9
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
19
13
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
298
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
19
3
Technical Teacher Education
0
27
Urban Education and Leadership
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,163 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
21
128
Business Administration and Management
147
563
2
4
Commerce
6
Economics
0
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
5
Finance
23
4
Human Resources Development
1
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
73
16
International Business
51
6
1
Labor and Industrial Relations
0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
4
Marketing/marketing Management
18
7
Organizational Behavior Studies
38
8
Organizational Leadership
0
Real Estate
8
0
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
4
Taxation
25
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Human and Social Sciences
905 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Psychology
77
96
Counseling Psychology
152
Experimental Psychology
7
Forensic Psychology
25
History
8
Human Development and Family Studies
32
Human Services
7
Humanities/humanistic Studies
1
International Relations and Affairs
8
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
42
15
Mental Health Counseling/counselor
176
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
8
Multicultural Education
0
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
0
0
0
Philosophy
2
Political Science
7
Psychology
106
35
Psychopharmacology
3
Public Administration
37
School Psychology
14
14
Sociology
6
Youth Services/administration
27
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Legal and Law
566 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
29
69
4
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management
6
Dispute Resolution
16
14
64
Health Law
9
Homeland Security
14
Law
293
Legal Assistant/paralegal
11
1
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
12
2
Pre-Law Studies
22
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
302 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
0
Biology
223
Chemistry
1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
25
36
1
Marine Sciences
2
0
Mathematics
1
Neuroscience
1
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
8
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
251 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
7
17
23
Computer and Information Sciences
11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
0
0
0
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
8
1
Computer Science
5
19
6
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration
5
Information Science/studies
94
24
Information Technology
5
26
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
25 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
8
Fine Arts
6
Music
0
Musical Theatre
1
Writing
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Engineering
17 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biomedical Sciences
4
Environmental Science
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Agriculture
7 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Management and Policy
0
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Nova Southeastern University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Business Administration and Management
Commerce
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Teacher Education
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
*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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Nova Southeastern at Dade County Research Clinic Advanced Education in General Dentistry)
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry)
Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision)
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care)
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Health Care Sciences)
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree (College of Health Care Sciences)
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health 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?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Family nurse practitioner, Class of 2014

It uses real live patient actors to act out certain patient scenarios.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 2002

search engine and website techniques

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Family nurse practitioner, Class of 2014

Medical professional students. Upper class, wealthy. Extremely culturally diverse.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 2002

They were average. Since I attended, they have upgraded the campus drastically.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Family nurse practitioner, Class of 2014

Playing doctor with each other :)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 2002

We had a radio station.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration , Class of 2011

I don't know and don't care

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Nova Southeastern University Mathematics and Science Program
UDC Contributor

If you want to study the ocean and its inhabitants, it makes sense to choose a school near water, right? One can’t get much closer than Nova Southeastern’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. The 10-acre campus is nestled at the end of John U. Lloyd State Park directly on the entrance channel of Port Everglades, meaning the Atlantic Ocean is right there! (The flagship Fort Lauderdale campus is only 12 miles away.) Opportunities for hands-on experiences and research abound, from studying ecosystems through the National Coral Reef Institute to monitoring nests through the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program. There’s even shark tagging and tracking going on through the Guy Harvey Research Institute (named for the marine artist – an active supporter of conservation and biodiversity efforts). Undergrads receive a solid education in physical and life sciences. Graduate studies focus more on specific areas of interest, such as coastal zone management. The university aims to fit the needs of working professionals seeking to advance their careers by offering online options, part-time studies, and evening classes that meet once a week in a three-hour block.

Questions and Answers about Nova Southeastern University

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Who are the notable alumni?
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Baseball stars J.D. Martinez and Mike Fiers both played for Nova Southeastern before being drafted into the majors. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, vice president of Panama, received a master’s degree in business administration from the university. A number of Florida state representatives and circuit judges also are Nova Southeastern alumni.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Palm trees and lakes help give this 314-acre campus in suburban Fort Lauderdale a pleasant, Floridian feel. The Don Taft University Center is Nova Southeastern’s social hub. Some of its highlights include a 4,500-seat arena, a state-of-the-art gym, a black box theater, a food court, and a leisure pool. In the Carl DeSantis Building you can take your lunch from its popular Einstein Bros. Bagels and hang out in the beautiful sunny atrium.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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As part of its commitment to advancing education in Florida, Nova Southeastern operates regional campuses in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Palm Beach, Fort Myers and Miramar. It also has a branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The university offers an extensive number of undergraduate and graduate online programs. As a participant in the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus, Nova Southeastern’s online programs and courses are subject to review and certification to ensure quality.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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Both the men’s and women’s golf teams have enjoyed great success over the past few years. The Lady Sharks took home the NCAA Division II national title from 2009-2012, while the men did the same in 2012 and 2015. The women’s rowing team captured the national championship in 2013. Nova Southeastern also offers men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, track & field, soccer, and swimming & diving. The university is a member of the Sunshine State Conference.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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The most popular majors at Nova Southeastern include health professions and related programs, business and management, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology, and education. Its internationally-known marine science program has been adding to knowledge about oceans since 1966, including research on how global warming might change species dispersal patterns. The Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is home to the largest MBA and master of accounting programs in Florida. The university’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development has a long history of serving individuals with autism and their families.

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How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
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In 2015, Forbes ranked Fort Lauderdale second on its list of “Happiest Cities for Young Professionals.” Factors contributing to the rating included growth opportunities, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, career advancement, and job security. As might be expected, tourism is among the region’s major industries. However, Fort Lauderdale continues to establish itself as one of the fastest-growing markets for global trade and is a leader in South Florida’s emerging “Internet Coast” of more than 6,000 high-tech firms.

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What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
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A diverse economy in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region leads to high demand for a variety of skillsets. Educators can find employment with the Broward County School District, Nova Southeastern University, and Kaplan. Memorial Healthcare System, Holy Cross Medical Group, and North Broward Hospital District hire health science grads. American Express and Bank of America are major financial employers. Communications giant Sun-Sentinel Co. publishes the largest-circulation newspaper in South Florida and operates WSFL-TV. Other major employers include automotive retailer AutoNation, software developer Citrix, and advertising agency Zimmerman.

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Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
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Between the great weather and the promising job opportunities, students often choose to remain in Fort Lauderdale after graduation. The city is home to more than 172,000 residents, and about a quarter of households include children. While singles may enjoy residential options near the bustling downtown area, plenty of family-friendly options exist in smaller neighborhoods, including planned communities and waterfront properties.

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What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
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With 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, outdoor activities rule! Fort Lauderdale boasts seven miles of beaches, 31 golf courses, and the Intracoastal Waterway lined with marinas, waterfront restaurants, and nightspots. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts Broadway productions as well as ballets, operas, and children’s shows. The city also is home to the Museum of Discovery and Science, the NSU Art Museum, and the Antique Car Museum.

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What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
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While Nova Southeastern University’s student body is heavily female, the city as a whole is relatively equal. Many singles appreciate the ethnic diversity of the area. And if your Romeo or Juliet isn’t among Fort Lauderdale’s residents, perhaps you’ll bump into him or her on the beach when throngs of bathing suit-clad singles drop by for Spring Break.

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