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2013 FIU Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook

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  • [ FUTURES. IN MOTION.]

    VIEWBOOK

    [ FUTURES. IN MOTION.

  • You. In motion. Your future begins in your mind. See it. Feel it. Know

    that its possible. Th en get moving. Set in motion the

    life you want to create. Take stepsbig and small.

    Keep pushing. Keep believing. At FIU, youll feel the

    momentum build. Th rough outstanding professors.

    Th rough remarkable opportunities. Th rough a

    forward-focused university. But it starts with you. Now.

    Your future begins in your mind. See it. Feel it. Know

    that its possible. Th en get moving. Set in motion the

    life you want to create. Take stepsbig and small.

    Keep pushing. Keep believing. At FIU, youll feel the

    momentum build. Th rough outstanding professors.

    Th rough remarkable opportunities. Th rough a

    forward-focused university. But it starts with you. Now.

    ContentsAcademics 2

    Campus Life 6

    Athletics 8

    Miami 10

    Visiting & Applying 12

  • Florida International University is Miamis fi rst and only four-year public

    research university. With a student body

    of more than 47,000, were one of the 25

    largest public universities in the country.

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  • 2AccountingArchitecture* ArtArt EducationArt HistoryAsian StudiesBiological Sciences

    Biology EducationBiomedical EngineeringChemistry

    Chemical EducationCivil EngineeringCommunications

    AdvertisingJournalismPublic Relations

    Communication ArtsComputer EngineeringComputer ScienceConstruction ManagementCriminal JusticeDietetics & NutritionEarly Childhood Education/ESOLEarth Sciences

    Earth Science EducationEconomicsElectrical EngineeringElementary Education/ESOLEnglish

    Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental StudiesFinanceFrenchGeographyGeosciencesHealth Services AdministrationHistoryHospitality ManagementHuman Resource ManagementInformation TechnologyInterior Design*International BusinessInternational RelationsLandscape Architecture*Liberal StudiesManagement Management Information SystemsMarine BiologyMarketingMathematics

    Mathematics EducationMechanical EngineeringMusic

    Music EducationNursingPhilosophyPhysical Education

    PhysicsPhysics Education

    Political SciencePortuguesePsychologyPublic AdministrationReal EstateRecreation & Sports ManagementReligious StudiesSocial WorkSociology/AnthropologySpanishSpecial EducationStatistics eatreWomens Studies

    Online DegreesBachelor of Arts in Communication Arts Bachelor of Business Administration

    FinanceHuman Resource ManagementInternational Business

    ManagementMarketing

    Bachelor of Public AdministrationBachelor of Science in Criminal JusticeBachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

    *Program leads to a masters degree.

    Undergraduate Programs

    Find out more at http://www.fi u.edu/academics.

  • Minds. In motion. FIU sets minds in motion. We do it by

    providing learning opportunities, including

    more than 180 bachelors, masters, and doctoral

    programs. We do it through our various colleges

    and schools, including our prestigious College

    of Law and our College of Medicine, South

    Floridas only public medical school. We do it

    through internships, undergraduate research,

    and community engagement and service-

    learning opportunities. We do it by providing

    an education steeped in global learningwhere

    you can live and learn with people from all over

    the United Statesand 146 countries. We do it

    through our education abroad opportunities, so

    you can expand your learning in countries like

    Argentina, China, Senegal, and Jamaica. Lets

    just say were passionate about the I in FIU.

    through internships, undergraduate research,

    and community engagement and service-

    learning opportunities. We do it by providing

    an education steeped in global learningwhere

    you can live and learn with people from all over

    the United Statesand 146 countries. We do it

    through our education abroad opportunities, so

    you can expand your learning in countries like

    Argentina, China, Senegal, and Jamaica. Lets

    just say were passionate about the I in FIU.

    At FIU, you learn so much from talking to the person next to you in class because theyre from another part of the world, and theyre o ering you a di erent perspective than youd get in a book. When we graduate, well apply a global approach in our thinking to our professional and personal lives. Th ats so important in the world today.

    Marcel UrbinaBusiness Management Miami, Florida

    When you graduate, FIU wants you to be a global citizen. Thats why we have in place Global Learning for Global Citizenship for all undergraduates. Learn more at http://goglobal.fi u.edu.

    FIUs Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is one of the highest rated programs of its kind in the U.S. 3

  • Resources. In motion. FIU is one of the nations largest public

    research universities, but youll fi nd it to

    be warm and welcoming. We want you to

    succeed. Th ats why we have the people

    and the resources in place to ensure that

    happens. Our professors are accomplished

    scholars and experts in their fi eld who are

    also passionate about teaching. Our First-

    Year Experience course will put you on

    the path to success from your fi rst day on

    campus. And resources like our University

    Learning Center, Center for Excellence

    in Writing, and our Academic Advising

    Center are all available to enhance your

    learning experience.

    Learning Center, Center for Excellence

    in Writing, and our Academic Advising

    Center are all available to enhance your

    learning experience.

    All FIU applicants have access to MyMajorMatch, an online tool that will help you decide on your career pathand prepare you for your future career.

    It goes without saying: College is very di erent from high school. For a video that o ers tips on succeeding at FIU, visit http://undergrad.fi u.edu/advising/surviving.html.

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  • Because FIU is research-based, we get hands-on experiences. Were not just learning theories. Were being prepared for the real world.

    Yeisel LozadaDouble major, Psychology and EnglishCaracas, Venezuela

    Because FIU is research-based, we get hands-on experiences. Were not just learning theories. Were being prepared for the real world.

    Yeisel LozadaDouble major, Psychology and EnglishCaracas, Venezuela

    Our Simulation Teaching And Research (STAR) Center provides the innovative resources and technologies you need to be prepared for a future in healthcare.

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  • Campus. In motion. FIUs campuses are active, lively, and fi lled with unlimited

    opportunities. Our 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique Campus is 10

    miles from downtown Miami. Our 200-acre, waterfront Biscayne Bay

    Campus is seven miles from downtown Miami, on the Intracoastal

    in North Miami. Th ese two campuses are linked by

    a continuous shuttle service. FIU also includes

    the Engineering Center, our 40-acre major

    research facility near the Modesto A.

    Maidique Campus; FIU Broward in

    Pembroke Pines, especially popular

    with adult learners; FIU Downtown

    on Brickell, located in downtown

    Miami; and Miami Beach Urban

    Studios in the heart of South Beach.

    If you want to immerse yourself in FIU, consider living on campus. More than 3,000 students live in our fi ve residence halls on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus; another 300 live in our Biscayne Bay residence hall.

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  • Ive been heavily involved on campus since my freshman year. I joined a fraternity, got involved in student government, and worked as a resident assistant. I even went to Costa Rica on an Alternative Spring Break trip.

    Ruben Diaz-NedaPublic AdministrationMiami, Florida

    government, and worked as a resident assistant. I even went to Costa Rica on an Alternative Spring Break trip.

    Ruben Diaz-NedaPublic AdministrationMiami, Florida

    Learn more about campus life at http://campuslife.fi u.edu. 7

  • Many FIU student-athletes have gone on to be professional athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and Hall-of-Famers.

    8 Learn more about FIU sports at http://www.fi usports.com.

  • Muscles. In motion.

    Mens:

    n Baseball

    n Basketball

    n Cross Country

    n Football

    n Soccer (competes in Conference USA)

    n Track & Field

    Womens:

    n Basketball

    n Dance

    n Cross Country

    n Golf

    n Sand Volleyball*

    n Soccer

    n Softball

    n Swimming & Diving

    n Tennis

    n Track & Field

    n Volleyball

    Im excited to be part of the cultural diversity that exists at FIU and on my team. Its such a great experience to meet and interact with students from di erent countries.

    Jerica ColeyDietetics and Nutritionguard on womens basketball teamSun Belt Conference Player of the Year

    FIU is on the move. Th ats true for our athletic

    programs as well. Our championship-caliber

    Panthers compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

    Interested in fl exing your muscle just for fun? Join

    one of our many intramural sports teamsfrom

    fl ag football to tennis to Ultimate Frisbee. Just

    want to stay in shape? Swim in the Panther Hall

    Pool in the center of the Residence Hall Quad, or

    work out or take a fi tness class at the Rec. Our

    spacious Recreation Center is home to basketball,

    volleyball, and badminton courts and