Welcome to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, named in honor of one of Florida Atlantic University's greatest benefactors, is the primary source of science research and education for more than three million people living and working in our service region of Southeast Florida. Through its academic departments and research centers, our College provides outstanding opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate science majors.

The education and research programs of our College span the sciences and mathematics with major efforts in many fields ranging from biotechnology, bioinformatics and brain science to cryptology, developmental systems, dynamical systems, environmental sciences, geo-information science, marine science and space-time physics. The College's programs are offered at FAU's campuses in Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter and our buildings include more than 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional and research space.

Research and scholarship are central to our College's mission and play vital roles in the life of the College as a whole. External research funding, the great majority of it coming from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, underwrites major programs of research by our faculty and students. Science faculty members throughout the college have developed state-of-the-art research programs in diverse disciplines and important new interdisciplinary areas. Our faculty members have active collaborations that extend not only across FAU's colleges and campuses but also with local research institutions such as Scripps Florida, the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, and the Max Planck Florida Institute; as well as affiliations with National Laboratories such as those at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge and international collaborations that span the globe.

In the knowledge-based and innovation-dependent economy of the 21st Century, our College's undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students who can enter the workforce ready to meet local, national and international needs in a globally competitive environment. We invite you to explore the many opportunities that await you in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science — where together we create the future!

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science