Florida International University

Academics at FIU

Global change starts with groundbreaking research. Groundbreaking research starts at Florida International University (FIU).

With 54,000 students, 11 schools and colleges, and more than 190 programs, FIU isn’t afraid to think big. This is where researchers come to explore the toughest challenges of our time. From the top of the globe to the ocean floor, FIU students and faculty seek solutions to problems with real-world impact. That’s why FIU is a Carnegie Foundation top-ranked research university. And it has the numbers to back it up: 70 inventions, 60 patents, and $116 million in awards.

Emphasizing innovation and collaboration, FIU’s programs bring a global perspective to learning. Here you’ll meet undergraduate students representing 125 countries, whose academic interests range from art and design to business and economics to science and engineering. Offering degrees for every passion, FIU has the programs and support you need to set your future in motion.


Fulbright Scholars

FIU is among the 16 research universities in the country with the most faculty and administrators who are Fulbright Scholars

/ Courses


  • Environmental Studies
  • Geosciences (BS)
  • Geosciences: Atmospheric
  • Marine Biology (BS)
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Physics (BS)
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Earth Sciences

Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

  • Dietetics and Nutrition: Didactic Program
  • Dietetics and Nutrition: Nutrition Science
  • Physical Education: Sport and Fitness Studies
  • Recreation and Sports Management (BS)
  • Recreation and Sports Management (BS)
  • Recreation and Sports Management (BS)
  • Recreation and Sports Management (BS)

Liberal Arts

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism (Communication)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communications
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communications
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Asian Studies
  • Communication Arts
  • Communication: Broadcast Media
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History

Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology

  • Health Services Administration

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Hospitality Management: Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Management: Culinary Management
  • Hospitality Management: Event Management
  • Hospitality Management: Hotel/Lodging Management
  • Hospitality Management: Restaurant/Food Service Management
  • Hospitality Management: Travel/Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management

Law, International Relations and Politics

  • Crime Science
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • International Relations
  • Political Science

Business, Finance and Economics

  • Business Administration: International Business
  • Business Administration: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Administration: Management
  • Business Administration: Management Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Marketing
  • Business Administration: Real Estate
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration: Finance
  • Business Administration: Human Resources Management

Engineering and IT

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Mechanical Engineering

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Art History
  • Digital Communications and Media

Life at FIU

From tropical wildlife to unrivaled nightlife, Miami, Florida, truly has it all. This multilingual, multinational city puts the “international” in Florida International University. A top-ranked destination for higher education, FIU’s Florida location opens opportunities to meet new people, explore different cultures, and build community.

With hundreds of ways to get involved, it’s easy to get to know your 54,000 fellow Panthers. Find people who share your passions in 300+ clubs and organizations. Try out for one of the 18 athletics teams. Discover what “Greek life” is all about by joining a fraternity or sorority. Or, just introduce yourself to everyone in your residence hall.

One thing’s for sure — living at FIU is always an adventure. Kayak through the Biscayne Bay mangroves. Roam sprawling city blocks. Explore renowned museums. And that’s just a few of the things you can do on campus. Imagine the possibilities waiting for you outside FIU.

About Miami

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Diversity has a home here. Miami’s neighborhoods and communities are made up of more than 150 ethnicities and 60 languages.
Explore nature from all sides. Miami is the only U.S. city bordered by two national parks: Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.
Ditch your down jacket. As one of the warmest destinations in the United States, Miami's average winter temperatures range from 60 to 75 degrees Farenheit.

" Miami is an amazing city to live in — the people are so friendly, the weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful, and it is very diverse. There are people from all over the world here, which makes it a very welcoming environment for international students. I am always meeting people from new places and learning about new cultures, which is what I love most about this city! "

- Oscar, Peru

Careers at FIU

By the year 2020, nearly 250,000 students will have graduated from FIU. As a graduate, you’ll become part of a worldwide network of innovators and scholars. You’ll know that you have the skills and experiences you need to succeed anywhere. And you’ll enter the workforce prepared to make a difference in the arts, business, government, media, and more.

FIU awards 10,000 degrees a year. Many graduates go on to become Fullbright U.S. Scholars. Many stick around the neighborhood. Most FIU alumni — about 125,000 of them — live work and work in South Florida. According to the Florida Board of Governors, FIU alumni have the highest rate of in-state employment and are the best-paid Florida public university graduates.

As Miami’s only public research university, FIU can open doors to the career you’ve always dreamed of. Launch the next five-star restaurant. Build your own business. Spark social change. Explore your future at FIU.


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