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College for Design and Social Inquiry

Bachelor's Program Information

Combined Program Information

Master's Program Information

Doctoral Program Information

Interdisciplinary Minor

Certificate Programs

Schools
School of Architecture

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

School of Public Administration

School of Social Work

School of Urban and Regional Planning

Link to Course Descriptions for the College for Design and Social Inquiry

Academic Mission
The College for Design and Social Inquiry is a unique configuration of professional programs addressing social justice, design, public policy and planning in and for communities. The College strives to develop solutions through the integration and synergy of diverse disciplines by building knowledge and testing theoretical frameworks. In doing so, the College prepares future leaders, scholars and innovators to advocate for solutions through action. Instructional outcomes prepare students for admission to professional schools in areas such as criminal justice, law, public administration, social work and urban and regional planning and a variety of positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Students completing degree programs in the College for Design and Social Inquiry are prepared to assume the role of responsible citizenship in our increasingly complex society.

The College for Design and Social Inquiry awards the degrees of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Bachelor of Arts with major in Criminal Justice (B.A.), Bachelor of Public Management (B.P.M.), Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (B.P.S.A.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (B.U.R.P.) and Bachelor of Urban Design (B.U.D.). It also awards a joint Bachelor of Architecture/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (B.Arch./M.U.R.P.) degree and several minors.

At the graduate level, the College offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science with a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice (M.S.), Master of Nonprofit Management (M.N.M.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.). A Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Public Administration (Ph.D.) is also offered as well as a Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.).


Details on all of the above degree program offerings are listed in this section under the schools in which the programs are offered. The schools are listed in alphabetical order: School of Architecture, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Public Administration, School of Social Work and School of Urban and Regional Planning.


Bachelor's Degree Program Information

General Studies Degree Program
The University offers a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree program that allows students to design a plan of study to meet their personal interests and career goals. The 120-credit program includes 15 credits of upper-division coursework in one discipline, which students select in consultation with an advisor. For more B.G.S. details and degree requirements, please refer to the Degree Programs section of this catalog.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations
Applicants for admission to the College for Design and Social Inquiry must meet the general freshman or transfer admission requirements of the University. Consult the Admissions section of this catalog for specific requirements.


Students applying to the College for Design and Social Inquiry must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and have completed the necessary prerequisite coursework associated with the particular prospective degree program. For additional admission requirements for each school, consult the appropriate sections below.

Should there be any outstanding requirements at the time of application to the College, attempts should be made to complete these deficiencies early in the junior year. The School of Architecture requires that all prerequisites be met prior to the beginning of design classes at FAU.

Successful achievement of the educational objectives of degree programs is based upon the assumption that students have attained general education competencies. Excessive enrollments in lower-level (1000/2000) courses should be avoided, unless these credits are to fulfill prerequisites. In addition, transfer students should have fulfilled the University's writing requirement (WAC) and math requirement (Gordon Rule); see the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for details.

Degree Requirements
All candidates for a baccalaureate degree from the College for Design and Social Inquiry must satisfy all:

1. General baccalaureate degree requirements of the University with a minimum of 120 approved credits in academic courses, except Architecture, which requires a minimum of 159 approved credits.

2. Requirements for the degree as specified by the school in which the program is offered. These requirements are listed in the sections describing the various degree programs below. Students in Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning should consult their respective program's student manual/handbook for more detailed information.

3. Requirements of the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

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Requirements of the College for Design and Social Inquiry
1. Students must declare a major as early as possible.

2. Students must complete each course and the number of credits required in the major as prescribed by the particular degree program. Courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A grade of "C-" does not satisfy the requirement. Any coursework in the major's field transferred from another institution must be approved by the major's school.

3. Outstanding prerequisites should be satisfied early in the junior year, except in the School of Architecture. The School of Architecture requires that all prerequisites, including general education and preprofessional, be met prior to enrolling in the upper-division (3000 level or above) design studio sequence. Failure to fulfill all prerequisites prevents entry into any design studio. Students who have not met prerequisites will be administratively withdrawn from the course at the time the deficiency is determined to exist.

4. A minimum FAU grade point average of 2.0 in all coursework attempted, except in the Bachelor of Social Work, which requires a minimum FAU GPA of 2.5 to begin the practice class sequence and to be eligible for field education.

5. The College's programs offer internships that meet degree requirements. Consult with the appropriate faculty internship coordinator for internship planning. Students should note that while cooperative education experiences are available in some disciplines, such credits do not count toward graduation requirements.

6. Students seeking waivers from any given requirement must still fulfill the credit requirement. For example, students waived from a required PAD course must take a PAD course in its place that is offered for the same amount of credits as the waived course. Waivers must be approved according to the procedures of the school. Students should consult with their faculty program coordinator.

7. The last 30 upper-division credits (3000/4000-level courses and 5000-level courses for Architecture majors) must be earned in residence at FAU.

8. A minimum of 45 credits toward the degree must be at the upper-division (3000 and 4000) level for the Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Work and Urban and Regional Planning programs. For Public Management, students must complete a minimum of 54 upper-division credits. For Architecture, students must complete 99 upper-division credits, including courses at the 5000 level.

9. Students should be aware of curriculum changes pertinent to this academic year, but subsequent to the publishing of this catalog.

10. As students prepare for program completion and graduation from the University, they must consult with an academic advisor to review their degree audit during the semester prior to intended graduation.

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Curriculum Progression and Advisement
The College for Design and Social Inquiry seriously regards its responsibility and partnership with its students to ensure efficient and effective progression through the various curricula. Appropriate academic advising is one means by which such progression occurs. Upon entry into the College, students must consult with an academic coordinator for initial program review and planning. During the course of the student's tenure in the College, each student must seek academic advisement in the respective major. Faculty and professional advisors are available to assist students in appropriate curriculum progression. Appropriate curriculum progression includes ensuring the fulfillment of state and program requirements.

Foreign Language Requirements
All students must satisfy the foreign language requirement for admission to the University. Only students in the baccalaureate Criminal Justice degree program need to satisfy the University's foreign language graduation requirement (see the Degree Requirements section).

Graduation Requirements
Students in the College for Design and Social Inquiry may not cross enroll at another institution during their graduation semester. Students should make advising appointments in a timely manner to ensure that they do not fall into either of the above categories.

Students may not graduate with incomplete ("I") grades. Please note the Incomplete Grades policy listed under The Grading System link in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this catalog.

Policy on Use of Recording Devices in the Classroom
The College for Design and Social Inquiry prohibits audio and video recording of instructional activities in classrooms, laboratories and studios without the expressed written consent of the instructor. This does not apply to students receiving services from the Office of Students with Disabilities. When the instructor's consent is given, the materials are not for distribution or sale in any fashion.

Student Responsibility
1. Students are responsible for reading this University Catalog and the Academic Calendar and registering, adding, dropping and/or withdrawing from courses. Students must meet all course prerequisites and corequisites.

2. Students who are enrolled at another institution are responsible for having their grades transferred to FAU at the end of each semester.

3. Students are required to meet with their advisor in person at least once a year.

4. An Application for Degree must be submitted to the academic advisor within the first two weeks of the intended semester of graduation. See the University's Academic Calendar for important dates. Faculty and staff are not responsible for reminding students of deadlines.

STAR Retention Program
Students Targeted for Academic Retention (STAR) is a program for students who have a low FAU GPA or otherwise fall under an academic standing category that is less than satisfactory. These categories include: placed on probation, continued on probation, suspension and dismissal. Within the program, students with a low GPA or unsatisfactory academic standing receive a registration hold on their account and are contacted to fulfill the required criteria in order to have the hold removed. A combination of the following need to be met before a student is cleared to register: 1) workshop targeting academic deficits and student support; 2) advising appointment for a strategic academic plan; and 3) additional requirements (ad-hoc basis) will be required. The Advisor for Student Engagement for the College is the point person for the STAR program.

Disruptive Student Behavior
The College for Design and Social Inquiry honors the individual and collective pursuits and outcomes that are facilitated by its faculty and engaged in by its students. A positive learning environment is essential for the provision of a quality education. The classroom must be respected as a place of individual dignity and educational growth and development. Consequently, any interference with or obstruction of the educational process is considered disruptive and will not be tolerated. Disruptive conduct is a violation of the Florida Atlantic University Student Code of Conduct and will be treated as such.

Student Services
The College for Design and Social Inquiry encourages student success and excellence and strives to make the University experience all that it can be. The College's advising center provides professional staff to assist students throughout their academic experience at FAU. Staff members are located at four campuses for easy access; appointments and walk-in days are available.

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Combined Degree Program Information

The School of Architecture and the School of Urban and Regional Planning offer a combined B.Arch./M.U.R.P. degree for architecture students wishing to engage their interest in planning and urban design through integrated graduate study. Eligible students can graduate with both a professional B.Arch. degree and a M.U.R.P. degree after six years of full-time study. See the program's full description under the School of Architecture heading in this section.

The School of Urban and Regional Planning also offers a five-year, combined Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (B.U.R.P.)/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.), in which 12 graduate credits are used as elective credits toward the bachelor's degree. See the program's full description under the School of Urban and Regional Planning in this section.

Master's Degree Program Information

Specific requirements for master's degree programs in the College for Design and Social Inquiry are detailed within each school's description in this College section.

Doctoral Degree Program Information

The School of Public Administration offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration. This doctoral program is designed to qualify students in research, university teaching and consultation. Admission and degree requirements for this Ph.D. program are listed within the School of Public Administration description in this College section. The School of Social Work is offering a Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.).

Interdisciplinary Minor

Disaster Management Minor

The Disaster Management minor, available to students from all undergraduate majors at FAU, expands knowledge and skills about the concepts, issues and technologies involved in preparing for and managing the aftermath of a major disaster. Educational outcomes for the minor will integrate material from the unique perspectives of the departments involved into skills such as communication, use of resources, visual planning technologies, cultural competence and preparedness as professionals and as individual, family and community members.

Students must complete 12 credits from the courses listed below. Of the 12 credits, at least 9 credits must be earned at FAU. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" or better.

Required Courses (12 credits from below)
Designing Safer Communities with CPTED ARC 4384
3
Planning for Hazards/Disasters URP 4430
3
Introduction to Public Safety Administration PAD 3820
3
Emergency and Disaster Management PAD 4393
3
Multiagency Incident Command FES 3803
3
Social Work and Emergency Relief SOW 4679
3
Certificate Programs

Several certificate programs are offered in the College for Design and Social Inquiry. The School of Public Administration offers a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management. The School of Social Work offers graduate as well as undergraduate certificates in Child Welfare and Aging. Graduate certificate programs in the School of Urban and Regional Planning include Economic Development and Tourism, Sustainable Community Planning and Geographic Information Systems.

Requirements for all certificate programs are listed within their specific schools in this College section. Students must apply for the certificate through their advisors upon completion of the coursework.

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School of Architecture

Faculty:
Sandell, J., Director; Abbate, A. J.; Caldierón, J.; d'Anjou, P.; Hardy, D. J.; Haupt, H.; Kulic, V.; Lyn, F. E.; Thitiswat, M.; Van de Riet, K.; Vermisso, E.

The School of Architecture prepares students for the professional practice of architecture. Situated in the broader context of the humanities and social sciences, the curriculum is composed of specialized courses in history, theory, technology and design communication built around a core of a progressive sequence of architectural design studios.

The School offers the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), an accredited first professional degree. It offers a preprofessional lower-division program and an upper-division professional degree program. Both are limited-access programs. It also offers a Minor in Architectural Studies.

For students interested in pursuing graduate-level studies in planning in addition to their professional degree in architecture, the School of Architecture and School of Urban and Regional Planning offer a combined degree program.

Program Accreditation
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year or 2-year term of accreditation depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: B. Arch. (159 credits, undergraduate and graduate, as required).

Link to Combined Bachelor of Architecture/Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Link to Architectural Studies Minor

Bachelor of Architecture Degree
(Minimum 159 approved course credits required)

Lower-division courses are offered at the Boca Raton campus
Upper-division courses are offered at the Fort Lauderdale campus


Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual .
All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Application to Lower-Division Preprofessional Program
Prior to application to the School of Architecture, admission to the University is required. (Refer to the Admissions section of this catalog.)

Lower-Division Preprofessional Course Sequence

In addition to the General Education requirements, the following courses are required. A minimum grade of "C" is required for each architecture (ARC-prefixed) course. A grade of "C-" or below does not meet this requirement. When a grade below a "C" is earned, the course will not count toward any portion of the 159-credit requirement.

Year 1 (Freshman Level)
Architectural Design 1 ARC 1301
4
Culture and Architecture ARC 2208
3
Architectural Design 2 ARC 1302
4
Materials and Methods 1 ARC 2461
3
Year 2 (Sophomore Level)
Architectural Design 3
ARC 2303
4
Architectural Theory 1 ARC 2201
3
Architectural Design 4 ARC 2304
4
Architectural Structures 1 ARC 2580
3
Calculus with Analytical Geometry 1 MAC 2311
4
College Physics 1 PHY 2053
4

Application to Upper-Division Professional Degree Program
The following students are eligible to apply to the professional degree program:

1. Students who have successfully completed the lower-division preprofessional program at Florida Atlantic University or equivalent coursework at any college or university;

2. Students with an approved Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Architecture from Broward College, Hillsborough Community College, Indian River State College, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College, St. Petersburg College or Valencia Community College;

3. Transfer students from an accredited degree program in architecture.


4. Transfer students from a preprofessional degree program in architecture.

5. Transfer students with international equivalency.

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Students applying to the professional degree program with an approved A.A. preprofessional degree in Architecture or transfer students from an accredited program in architecture must submit evidence of having completed the necessary prerequisite courses or course equivalents. Course equivalents for in-state colleges are determined by state guidelines. Course equivalence from other accredited programs is verified by faculty review of the corresponding published course descriptions and syllabi. Only grades of "C" or better are accepted for all required courses. Courses for which grades of "C-" or lower are indicated in official transcripts shall not be accepted for credit toward the 159-credit requirement.

Applicants with any portion of their education completed abroad must have their foreign credentials evaluated by an accredited independent evaluation service. This evaluation should reflect a course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average for each institution attended. The course descriptions and syllabi must be translated into English by such evaluation agency or by the institution from which the student is transferring. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( www.NACES.org) has a list of agencies. In addition, applicants with international academic backgrounds must demonstrate English proficiency by earning a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International applicants must also verify nation of citizenship with the appropriate documentation.  Applicants who wish to transfer from out-of-state or international institutions must submit course descriptions from their institutions’ catalog of each architecture, mathematics and physics course earned with a grade of “C” or better. 

The School of Architecture seeks to make sound decisions regarding its acceptance of non-Florida courses as equivalent substitutions at the 3000-4000 level. To this end, it is the policy of the School that each applicant reviews the FAU course curriculum noting the Student Performance Criteria (SPC) assigned to each current course. If a course substitution is desired for any course, the applicant must submit original physical proof (e.g., plans, cost allocation exercises, building sections, tests, research papers, etc.) indicating the applicant’s ability or understanding as required. Reference should be made to www.naab.org  for official details of the SPC and level of performance. The course curriculum serves to assist the applicant in documenting that the ability and understanding associated with the various primary and supplemental performance criteria required by the National Architecture Accrediting Board have been acquired. If an applicant fails to adequately demonstrate such ability and understanding relative to the SPCs, the course is disqualified from equivalency consideration and its use as a substitute for the required School of Architecture course is denied. It may be used as an elective.

Applications to the School of Architecture are accepted only from students who have been accepted for admission to Florida Atlantic University. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the professional degree program. Admission and placement is determined by the faculty upon review of each application including the following. The decision by the faculty to recommend admission and placement is final and may not be appealed.

1. Overall Grade Point Average (GPA);

2. TOEFL score of 550 or greater for students whose primary language is not English;

3. Official transcripts of academic records;

4. Copies of published course descriptions and syllabi for the purpose of determining conformance of courses submitted as equivalent to the required courses in the curriculum;

5. Assigned sample of writing;

6. Portfolio of student work;

7. Completed application to the School of Architecture.

Application Deadlines for Fall Enrollments
University applications are due prior to the end of business on the last Friday of January.

School of Architecture applications including portfolios are due prior to the end of business on the last Friday of February.

Assigned writing samples, required of all applicants, are administered at 10 a.m. on the last Friday of February at the School of Architecture at the Fort Lauderdale campus.

Portfolio and Writing Sample Submissions
Students applying for admission to the School of Architecture must submit a portfolio of work. Portfolios that are not submitted with the application shall not be accepted. Portfolios should emphasize the scope and quality of the applicant's academic work, including representative examples from each level of design studio coursework completed for academic credit. Failure to include academic work in the portfolio will disqualify the applicant from admission.

All applicants to the School of Architecture are required to participate in a writing exercise. Each applicant should report for this in person on the scheduled date and time to Room HE 814 in the FAU-BC Higher Education Complex, 111 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.


Portfolio Format

Writing samples
Writing samples are evaluated to determine the applicant's capability for upper-division writing and analysis. All applicants are required to complete short handwritten essays on subject matters to be announced at the time of the writing exercise. Applicants are provided ample time to complete the task. The faculty will assess writing samples with equal weight on legibility, grammar, spelling, critical thinking and concise expression.

Architectural Studies Minor

The undergraduate minor in Architectural Studies offers students the possibility to gain insight into the discipline of Architecture, broadening students' global backgrounds on the relationship between the built environments and cultural meaning. The minor is available to all full-time, degree-seeking FAU students, except those enrolled in the Pre-Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture programs. However, students transferring out of the Pre-Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture programs may opt to receive recognition for their efforts spent in the major by completing the requirements for the minor.

Students must complete 15 credits from the lists of courses below, with 9 credits required in upper-level courses. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses taken in the minor. A minimum of 75 percent of all minor courses must be completed at FAU. To apply for the minor, students must complete an application and submit it to the College for Design and Social Inquiry, SO 104. The application may be submitted once the final course is in progress. The minor will be noted on students' transcripts.

For completion of the undergraduate minor, the School of Architecture offers the following courses annually:

Architectural Design 1 ARC 1301*
4
Architectural Design 2 ARC 1302*
4
Architectural Theory 1
(instructor permission required) ARC 2201
3
Culture and Architecture: The Master Builder
ARC 2208
3
Architectural Design 3 ARC 2303*
4
Architectural Design 4 ARC 2304*
4
Materials and Methods 1
(instructor permission required) ARC 2461
3
Architectural Research Methods and
Analysis ARC 3091
3
Architectural Representation ARC 3133*
2
Pre-Modern Architectural History and Theory ARC 3710
3
Architectural Theory ARC 4219
3
Designing Safer Communities with CPTED ARC 4384
3

* These courses are available only to students enrolled in the Pre-Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture programs and can count toward the minor for those students transferring out of either of those two programs.

Additional courses available for the minor appear below. These are offered on a rotation basis:

Color Material Space ARC 4134
3
Ethics and Architecture ARC 4202
3
Contemporary Design Theories ARC 4220
3
Architectural Detail Generation
ARC 4482
3
Modern Architectural History and Theory 2 ARC 4712
3
Architects and Engineers: Histories of a
Relationship ARC 4742
3
Historic Preservation ARC 4801
3
Special Topics ARC 4930
1-6
Architecture and Urbanism Study Abroad ARC 4950
3
Architecture Study Abroad ARC 4955
1-6
Architectural Theory ARC 5206
3
Literature and Criticism in Architecture ARC 5221
3
Contemporary Architectural Theory ARC 6209
3
Sustainability and Tropical Architecture ARC 6598
3

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Upper-Division Professional Degree Course Sequence
All students admitted to the B.Arch. program are expected to enter the professional course sequence with the ability to prepare graphic presentations utilizing normative, descriptive, architectural drawing techniques. 

A minimum grade of "C" is required for each architecture (ARC-prefixed) course, including electives. A grade of "C-" or below does not meet this requirement. When a grade below a "C" is earned, the course will not count toward any portion of the 159-credit requirement. The 159-credit requirement must be met by all students seeking the first professional B.Arch. degree.

Year 3 (Junior Level)
Architectural Representation ARC 3133
2
Architectural Design 5 ARC 3320
4
Materials and Methods of Construction ARC 3463
3
Pre-Modern Architecture History and Theory ARC 3710
3
Site Planning and Engineering ARC 3374
3
Architectural Design 6 ARC 3321 or
Vertical Studio ARC 4322
4
Architectural Structures 2 ARC 3503
3
Environmental Technology 1 ARC 3610
3
Introduction to Digital Modeling
and Documentation ARC 3185C
3
Architectural Research Methods
and Analysis ARC 3091
3
Year 4 (Senior Level)
Architectural Theory ARC 4219
3
Architectural Design 7 ARC 4326 or
Vertical Studio ARC 4322
4
Modern Arch. History and Theory ARC 4712
3
Architectural Design 8 ARC 4327 or
Vertical Studio ARC 4322
4
Environmental Technology 2 ARC 4620
3
Architectural Structures 3 ARC 4504
3
Digital Elective  
3
Electives  
9

Note: Students may enroll once in ARC 4322, Vertical Studio, as a substitute for one of the following: ARC 3321, ARC 4326 or ARC 4327. Prerequisites and corequisites for each of the above courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. (See Course Descriptions section for ARC 3321, ARC 4326 and ARC 4327 for further information.

Year 5 (Thesis Level)
Advanced Architectural Design 1 ARC 5328
6
Professional Practice A ARC 5271
3
Comprehensive Design Project ARC 5352
6
Professional Practice B
ARC 5272
3
Introduction to Urban Design ARC 6305
3
Electives (3000, 4000, 5000 level)  
15
School of Architecture Student Handbook
Policies and protocols regarding registration, ethical conduct, discipline and other matters are found in the current edition of the School of Architecture Student Handbook. The School of Architecture may publish amendments and modifications as needed on an ongoing basis.

Intellectual Property
Student work submitted to the School of Architecture to satisfy course or degree requirements is the property of the School. Students, as authors of the original work, retain all rights to the intellectual property of such work, including papers, drawings, models and other materials. At the discretion of the faculty, all student submissions may be retained, returned or discarded.

Enhanced Learning Opportunities
The School of Architecture may organize field trips and travel study programs (domestic and international) to provide an opportunity to enrich the educational experience. While students are encouraged to participate in these activities, additional fees may apply. Students interested in international study opportunities should register with the Office of International Programs.

Scholarships and Grants
The School of Architecture offers a number of stipends, grants and other financial assistance on an annual basis. Students are encouraged to apply. (See the School of Architecture Student Handbook for more information.)

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Combined Program

Bachelor of Architecture/Master of Urban and Regional Planning

This program is available only to students who are beginning the thesis level of study in the B.Arch. program. The B.Arch/M.U.R.P. joint degree program consists of a total of 63 credits, including 33 credits at the 4000-5000 level in Architecture (ARC-prefixed courses) and 30 credits at the 6000 level in Urban and Regional Planning (URP-prefixed courses).

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major and meet the requirements of the B.Arch. program as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment. International students should refer to requirements for evaluating foreign credentials outlined above for the B.Arch. program.

Application to the B.Arch./M.U.R.P. Combined Degree Program
The following students are eligible to apply to this program:

1. Matriculated students in good standing at FAU in the junior or senior levels of study in the B.Arch. who will be registering for the thesis level.

2. Second baccalaureate students transferring to FAU to complete the thesis/capstone level.

To be eligible, B.Arch. students must have no academic deficiencies at the end of their senior level or upon admission to the thesis level if transferring from another institution.

FAU students may apply with a letter of recommendation from the faculty of the School of Architecture. Separate admission to the M.U.R.P. program in the School of Urban and Regional Planning is required. Applicants must complete the GRE exam and submit a personal statement of intent. (See the admission requirements for the M.U.R.P. program in the School of Urban and Regional Planning.)

Application Deadlines for Fall Enrollments

For current B.Arch. students, the complete application must be submitted prior to the last Friday of April for the fall term.

The graduate application and GRE scores must be submitted to the University's Graduate College. Applicants: Access the following website to complete the online application: www.fau.edu/graduate/applyonline/index.php. The letters of recommendation and personal statement of intent must be submitted to the School of Urban and Regional Planning.

For second baccalaureate students, the undergraduate application and supporting documentation must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to the end of business on the last Friday of February for the fall term. Refer to all requirements and submittal deadlines for the School of Architecture. 

GRE scores and a letter of recommendation must be submitted to the Graduate College no later than the last Friday of April for the fall term. The letter of recommendation shall be contingent upon a full transcript review, portfolio evaluation and subsequent design studio placement by the faculty of the School of Architecture. Students are not eligible for enrollment in the combined degree program until they have fulfilled all prerequisites for entry into ARC 5328, Advanced Architectural Design 1.

Academic Progression and Standing
Students may continue their matriculation in this joint program based on satisfactory academic performance as defined by the standard of the M.U.R.P. program. Students are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) throughout the program. Computation of cumulative GPA begins with the first semester of enrollment in the joint program. Failure to maintain the required minimum GPA results in placement on academic probation. Continued failure to achieve the required minimum GPA after two successive semesters shall result in dismissal from the M.U.R.P. program and, subsequently, from the joint program. All grades earned remain part of the student's academic record. Students who are dismissed from the program may not reapply or return to the program.

Voluntary Withdrawal from the Combined Program
Matriculated B.Arch. students may elect to withdraw from the joint degree program. Such withdrawal would be specifically from the graduate (M.U.R.P.) component. The student must confer with the joint program coordinator and graduate academic advisor and submit letters of notification to the School of Architecture, the School of Urban and Regional Planning and the Graduate College.

Students who elect to withdraw from the combined program may not reapply or return to the program. Students who have voluntarily withdrawn from the combined degree program who subsequently seek the M.U.R.P. degree must complete their B.Arch. degree, provided they are in good academic standing, and then may apply to the School of Urban and Regional Planning for the full 48-credit M.U.R.P. degree. Students who are not matriculated in the combined degree program may apply their credits toward only one degree.

Degree Requirements
The two-degree curriculum is organized in a time frame in which several courses for one major will integrate as elective courses in the other. The thesis year combines planning and architecture courses, preparing students to sequence their thesis project for architecture and their final planning course as the culmination of their undergraduate professional degree and their graduate degree in planning. The curriculum for the combined course of study is as follows:

First Year, Fall (12 credits)
Introduction to Urban Design ARC 6305
3
Professional Practice A ARC 5271
3
History and Theory of Planning URP 6101
3
Planning Methods URP 6200
3
First Year, Spring (12 credits)
Advanced Architectural Design 1 ARC 5328
6
Urban Regional Theory URP 6840
3
Elective URP 6XXX
3
First Year, Summer (9 credits)
Professional Practice B
ARC 5272
3
Elective ARC 5XXX
3
Elective URP 6XXX
3
Second Year, Fall (12 credits)
Project Research Methods ARC 5910
3
Elective ARC 5XXX
3
Planning Urban Services URP 6251
3
Introduction to GIS in Planning URP 6270
3
Second Year, Spring (12 credits)
Literature and Criticism in Architecture ARC 5221
3
Comprehensive Design Project ARC 5352
6
Seminar in Urban Planning URP 6310
3
Second Year, Summer (6 credits)
Planning Project URP 6979
3
Elective URP 6XXX
3

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School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Faculty:
Smykla, J.; Director; Arneklev, B. J., Assistant Director; Atkin-Plunk, C.; Crichlow, V.; Dario, L.; Dobrin, A.; Fallik, S.; Hauser, W.; Hinduja, S.; Kalinich, D.; Santos, S.; Sloas, L.

Instructors:

Langlois, R.; Mangan, R.

Link to Master's Program

Link to Criminal Justice Minor

Bachelor of Arts Degree
(Minimum of 120 credits required)

The Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) with a major in Criminal Justice provides students with knowledge about the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, law and the legal system for juveniles and adults in American society, and the decision processes of criminal justice agencies. A Criminal Justice major is broadly educated within a general education framework in the liberal arts and also provided with courses that directly apply to careers within the criminal and juvenile justice systems and the study of law. The baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice provides the student with a suitable foundation for graduate study in criminal justice, criminology and other graduate school programs. The School also offers a Criminal Justice minor.

Admission Requirements
For admission to this program, the student must meet the general admission requirements of the University as described in the Admissions section of this catalog.

In some instances, students may be admitted without having completed general education requirements. In such cases, those courses must be completed early in the junior year. The student may be required to complete additional courses to satisfy degree requirements.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Degree Requirements
The Criminal Justice curriculum requires a minimum of 120 credits. To earn the degree, students must complete all of the University degree requirements in the Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

The program for Criminal Justice consists of 30 credits of 3000/4000-level coursework. Students who begin FAU as freshmen are required to take CCJ 2002 as a prerequisite to 3000/4000-level criminal justice courses. In this case, CCJ 2002 will apply toward the 30-credit requirement. CCJ 2002 is closed to both Criminal Justice majors who have taken any 3000- or 4000-level CCJ course(s) and to transfer students. The remaining 30 credits may be taken from electives throughout the various colleges in the University. No more than 42 credits in the major may be counted toward the degree. To be certified as completing the requirements for the Criminal Justice major, students must successfully complete the statistics prerequisite (STA 2023 or STA 3163). A "C" or higher must be earned in all Criminal Justice coursework. Additionally, the last 30 upper-division credits (3000/4000-level courses) must be earned in residence at FAU.

To earn a bachelor of arts degree from a state university in Florida, students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the college level. Earning college credit at the Language 2 level (courses such as FRE 1121 or SPN 1121) satisfies this mandate. Students meeting the FAU foreign language admission requirement with two years of high school language have not satisfied the graduation requirement. Students must demonstrate additional proficiency either by earning Language 2-level college credit or by satisfying the requirement through other means, such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam.

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Criminal Justice Core Courses - 9 credits
Criminology CCJ 3014*
3
Ethics and the Justice System CCJ 4054
3
Methods of Research in Criminal Justice CCJ 4700**
3
* Requires CCJ 4700 as a prerequisite.
** Requires STA 2023 or STA 3163 as a prerequisite.

Restricted Electives - 9 credits
(Choose three of the following six restricted electives.)

Criminal Justice Management CCJ 4450
3
Corrections CJC 4310
3
Criminal Justice Technology CJE 3692C
3
Policing in America
CJE 4352
3
Juvenile Justice Administration CJJ 4010
3
Judicial Administration and the
Criminal Courts CJL 4510
3
Free Electives - 12 credits
(Choose four of the following 17 elective courses. Students may also choose untaken Restricted Electives to satisfy this Free Electives requirement.)
Crime in the Schools CCJ 3660
3
Victimology CCJ 3666
3
Restorative Community Justice CCJ 4141
3
Studying Violence CCJ 4623
3
Organized Crime and the Business of Drugs CCJ 4642
3
White Collar Crime CCJ 4644
3
Women and Criminal Justice CCJ 4670
3
Issues in Criminal Law CCJ 4931
3
Special Topics CCJ 4934
3
International Criminal Justice Systems CJE 4174
3
Problem Solving in Crime Situations CJE 4412
3
Crime Prevention CJE 4444
3
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation CJE 4610
3
Crime Analysis CJE 4663
3
Computer Crime CJE 4668
3
Criminal Law and the Constitution CJL 4064
3
Terrorism DSC 4012
3
Additional Choices
(Students may also complete an internship or directed independent study; certain restrictions would apply.)
Directed Independent Study CCJ 4905
1-3
Criminal Justice Field Experience 1
CCJ 4940++
3

++ Grading: S/U

Criminal Justice Minor

A minor in Criminal Justice consists of a minimum of 15 credits in upper-division criminal justice courses. Of the 15 credits, at least 12 must be earned from FAU. A grade of "C" or higher is required for all courses being used toward the minor.

Students with 60 credits or more must take five upper-division criminal justice courses (3000/4000 level), (15 credits) in the following manner:

Required Core Course - 3 credits
Ethics and the Justice System CCJ 4054
3

Restricted Electives - 6 credits
(Choose two of the following six courses.)

Criminal Justice Management CCJ 4450
3
Corrections CJC 4310
3
Criminal Justice Technology CJE 3692C
3
Policing in America
CJE 4352
3
Juvenile Justice Administration CJJ 4010
3
Judicial Administration and the
Criminal Courts CJL 4510
3
Free Electives - 6 credits
(Students have the option to choose two additional courses from the courses listed above in the Free Electives for the major or may choose untaken Restricted Electives.)

Students with fewer than 60 credits must take four upper-division criminal justice courses (3000/4000 level), (12 credits) and one lower-division criminal justice course (CCJ 2002, 3 credits) in the following manner:

Required Core Courses - 6 credits
Law, Crime and the Criminal Justice System CCJ 2002
3
Ethics and the Justice System CCJ 4054
3

Restricted Electives - 6 credits
(Choose two of the following six courses.)

Criminal Justice Management CCJ 4450
3
Corrections CJC 4310
3
Criminal Justice Technology CJE 3692C
3
Policing in America
CJE 4352
3
Juvenile Justice Administration CJJ 4010
3
Judicial Administration and the
Criminal Courts CJL 4510
3
Free Electives - 3 credits
(Students have the option to choose one additional course from the courses listed above in the Free Electives for the major or may choose untaken Restricted Electives.)

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Master's Program

Master of Science with Major in Criminology and Criminal Justice

This graduate master's degree program is designed for students who are:

1. Seeking intermediate-level administrative or research positions;

2. Employed in the criminal justice system and wish to broaden their perspectives and advance within the system;

3. Pursuing a teaching career at a community or state college;

4. Planning to continue in a doctoral program;

5. Preparing to enter law school.

The purpose of the program is to provide graduate-level learning opportunities to students interested in advancing their knowledge in the areas of criminological theory and administrative theory as applied to the criminal justice system. Students may advance their skills and knowledge in research in applied aspects of criminology and criminal justice. This program allows students to develop a personal curriculum consistent with their academic and career goals. Students focus on the theoretical or administrative aspects of the criminal justice system or create a more research-oriented program geared toward future doctoral study. Students also have the opportunity to concentrate in three areas of study: Policing, Crime and Criminal Behavior or Corrections.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master of Science (M.S.) with major in Criminology and Criminal Justice program requires:

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;

2. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework;

3. A grade of "B" or better in both an undergraduate research methods and a statistics course;

4. A letter of application explaining the student's interest in the program and reasons for applying;

5. An example of the student's written work;

6. A current résumé.

Application materials 4, 5, and 6 above must be uploaded together with the online application. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee admission, as all requirements will be considered cumulatively. In addition, anyone who does not present a GPA of 3.0 or higher or a “B” or better in the research methods and statistics courses can still be considered by the MSCCJ Graduate Admissions Committee for admission or conditional acceptance. In these cases, the student may submit some or all the following which will be reviewed by the committee for evidence of high promise in the program:

1. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.

2. Trend of improvement in undergraduate grades;

3. Mature work experience;

4. Completion of up to three CCJ or related graduate courses with a "B+" or higher in each.

Transfer Credit
Acceptance of transfer credits from accredited institutions is dependent upon relevance of the coursework to the Master of Science with major in Criminology and Criminal Justice Program. Transfer of credits should occur at the time of admission and is limited to 9 credits with a minimum grade of "B" in each course (3.0 in a 4.0 grading system). A review of the course syllabi must be done for approval of transfer. Credits used for other degrees and/or those older than seven years may not be transferred to the graduate program. No graduate credit is granted for correspondence, life experience or extension work.

Admission Requirements for International Students
Graduates of colleges or universities outside of the United States who have completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor's degree may apply for admission. International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit a score of 550 or higher (CBT-213 or higher) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before enrolling in coursework. Applicants must write to Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08540, or visit www.ets.org/toefl for assistance.

All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

Time Limitations
Candidates for the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice must complete all degree requirements within a seven-consecutive-year period after initial registration in the program.

Academic Standing
Continuation in the program requires satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of an overall 3.0 cumulative GPA. For each course, no grade lower than "C" is acceptable to fulfill program requirements. That is, a "C-" would not be acceptable.

Students who do not maintain the required 3.0 cumulative GPA are placed on academic probation during the semester immediately following the one in which their cumulative GPA dropped below 3.0. Failure to regain a 3.0 cumulative GPA within two successive semesters thereafter can result in dismissal from the program. Students may also be dismissed at any time that they are not making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree or for serious violations of academic integrity.

Prerequisites
Students lacking any upper-division undergraduate criminal justice courses are strongly advised to take CCJ 3014, Criminology, or a substitute approved by a faculty advisor. Students are required to take an undergraduate statistics course such as STA 2023 for admission. Prerequisite coursework is not applied toward degree requirements.

Degree Requirements
The program consists of a total of 33 credit hours: 9 required course credits; 6 restricted electives; 12 unrestricted electives; and 6 exit requirements (thesis or non-thesis options). Some courses are delivered onsite, others are completely online and still others are a hybrid combination.

Core Requirements - 9 credits
Understanding Criminal Behavior CCJ 6056
3
Research Methods CCJ 6704
3
Criminal Justice Research and Policy Foundations CCJ 6902
3

Restricted Electives - 6 credits
(Choose two of the following five courses; the remaining three may be used as unrestricted electives.)

Police Research, Policy and Practice CJE 6426
3
Corrections Research, Policy and Practice CJC 6021
3
Juvenile Justice Research, Policy and Practice CJJ 6046
3
Class, Race and Gender in Criminal Justice CCJ 6669
3
Advanced Research and Evaluation
for Criminal Justice CCJ 6712
3

Unrestricted Electives - 12 credits
(Choose any four of the following unrestricted electives, provided they were not used to meet restricted elective requirements.)

Corrections Research, Policy and Practice CJC 6021
3
Juvenile Justice Research, Policy and Practice CJJ 6046
3
Social Disorganization and Crime
Prevention CCJ 6063
3
Crime Analysis in Policing CCJ 6079
3
Restorative Justice Research, Policy and Practice CCJ 6142
3
Courts, Sentencing and the Judicial
Process CCJ 6295
3
Prisoner Re-entry Policy and Practice CCJ 6335
3
Police Research, Policy and Practice
CJE 6426
3
Leadership and Organizational Culture in Criminal Justice Agencies CCJ 6475
3
Applying Criminal Justice Theory, Research and Policy CCJ 6485
3
Crime in Everyday Life CCJ 6619
3
Violence Research and Policy CCJ 6624
3
Class, Race and Gender in Criminal Justice CCJ 6669
3
Victims and the Justice Process CCJ 6675
3
Computer Crime Research and Policy CJE 6688
3
Sex Offender Research and Policy CCJ 6699
3
Advanced Research and Evaluation
for Criminal Justice CCJ 6712
3
Directed Independent Study CCJ 6905
3
Special Topics CCJ 6934
3

With approval of the program coordinator, students may take one to three graduate courses (3-9 credits) from outside the MSCCJ program that are relevant to their path of study and/or career plans. To apply toward graduation, any outside courses must be approved by the program coordinator before registration.

Exit Requirements
(6 credits required; two options are available)

Non-Thesis Option
This option is for students who do not wish to continue with their graduate education or research-related employment. In addition to fulfilling core, restricted elective and elective requirements (27 credits), students in the non-thesis option are required to take CCJ 6485 (3 credits) and one additional elective (3 credits). CCJ 6485 guides students through a project that comprehensively applies the theoretical concepts learned throughout the program. This course will be taken in either the last or next-to-last semester before graduation, provided that all required core courses and restricted electives have been completed.

Thesis Option
This option is for students who anticipate continuing on to doctoral-level studies and/or who seek research positions within the criminal justice system. Thesis students will take the three core courses (9 credits); CCJ 6712, Advanced Research and Evaluation in Criminal Justice, and another restricted elective of their choice (6 credits); four electives of their choice (12 credits); and CCJ 6971, Master's Thesis, (6 credits) to complete a thesis according to policies of the University's Graduate College and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Thesis credits will be taken in either the last or next-to-last semester before graduation, provided that all required core courses and restricted elective courses have been completed. Note: Students opting to complete a thesis may take CCJ 6485, Applying Criminal Justice Theory, Research and Policy, as one of their unrestricted electives.

Students considering the thesis option should recruit a faculty member early in the program to be their advisor and chair of their thesis committee. The program coordinator can advise on specific Departmental policies and procedures regarding thesis requirements.

Areas of Concentration
To obtain a concentration, CCJ students will take at least three courses related to the concentration area, and then select a topic related to that concentration for their exit option. The following are the three concentrations available and the courses that satisfy each.

Concentration in Policing
(Choose at least three of the following courses.)
Police Research, Policy and Practice CJE 6426
3
Leadership and Organizational Culture in Criminal Justice Agencies CCJ 6475
3
Crime Analysis in Policing CCJ 6079
3
Crime in Everyday Life CCJ 6619
3
Social Disorganization and Crime
Prevention CCJ 6063
3
Any police-related Special Topics course offered by the School, approved by the graduate coordinator. CCJ 6934
3
One Directed Independent Study course, approved by the graduate coordinator. CCJ 6905
3
Concentration in Crime and Criminal Behavior
(Choose at least three of the following courses.)
Understanding Criminal Behavior CCJ 6056
3
Sex Offender Research and Policy CCJ 6699
3
Computer Crime Research and Policy CJE 6688
3
Crime in Everyday Life CCJ 6619
3
Violence Research and Policy CCJ 6624
3
Social Disorganization and Crime
Prevention CCJ 6063
3
Any crime and criminal behavior-related Special Topics course offered by the School, approved by the graduate coordinator. CCJ 6934
3
One Directed Independent Study course, approved by the graduate coordinator. CCJ 6905
3
Concentration in Corrections
(Choose at least three of the following courses.)
Corrections Research, Policy and Practice CJC 6021
3
Leadership and Organizational Culture in Criminal Justice Agencies CCJ 6475
3
Restorative Justice Research, Policy and Practice CCJ 6142
3
Prisoner Re-entry Policy and Practice CCJ 6335
3
Any corrections-related Special Topics course offered by the School, approved by the graduate coordinator. CCJ 6934
3
One Directed Independent Study course, approved by the graduate coordinator. CCJ 6905
3

Specialization in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Interested degree-seeking students who are majoring in other disciplines can complete a 15-credit specialization in Criminology and Criminal Justice, which includes:

CCJ 6056, Understanding Criminal Behavior (3 credits);
CCJ 6902, Criminal Justice Research and Policy Foundations (3 credits);
Electives - 9 credits (any three graduate-level CCJ electives or restricted electives.

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School of Public Administration

Faculty:
Bourassa, S.; Director; Ben-Zadok, E.; Carter, R. Y.; Cory-Scruggs, F.; Farazmand, A.; Leip, L.; Liu, G.; McCue, C.; Miller, H.; Nyhan, R.; Patterson, P.; Prysmakova, P.; Sapat, A.; Sementelli, A.; Thai, K.

The School of Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Public Management degree program, a Bachelor of Public Safety Administration and minors in Nonprofit Management and Public Management.

For graduate students, the School offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration, a Master of Nonprofit Management, a Master of Public Administration and an executive certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Link to Bachelor of Public Safety Administration
Link to Minors

Link to Master's Programs   Link to Doctoral Program

Bachelor of Public Management
(Minimum of 120 credits required)

The Bachelor of Public Management (B.P.M.) degree is designed to provide a broad understanding of the administrative structures and functions found in public sector organizations. In addition to equipping students with foundation skills relevant to work in public sector organizations, the B.P.M. encourages study in related areas such as architecture, business, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and urban and regional planning. In this way, students have an opportunity to adapt their programs of study to fit their own academic and career interests.

Admission Requirements
For admission to this program, students must meet the general admission requirements of the University as described in the Admissions section of this catalog. In addition, the following courses or their equivalents must have been completed at the lower-division level:

Government of the U.S. POS 1041
3
Macroeconomic Principles ECO 2013
3
Information Systems Fundamentals ISM 2000
3
Introductory Statistics STA 2023
3

Students admitted without having completed the above prerequisites must complete them early in their junior years with a "C-" or better.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Degree Requirements
To earn the B.P.M. degree, students must complete all of the requirements of the University described in the Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

Transfer Credit
Transfer of 3000-4000-level PAD coursework is not allowed unless by exception. Exceptions are to be made via the petition process at the time of admission, and requested transfer credits are limited to 9 credits in which the student earned a minimum grade of "C." Under no circumstances will students be able transfer courses to replace Public Management and Administration (PAD 3003). Credits older than seven years may not be transferred to the graduate program.

A minimum grade of "C" is required for core courses and the 9 credits of public administration electives as outlined below:

Required Core Courses - 21 credits
Public Management and Administration PAD 3003
3
Organizational Behavior and
Administrative Communication PAD 3104
3
Public Budgeting and Finance PAD 4223
3
Managing People in the Public Sector
PAD 4414
3
Administrative Process and Ethics PAD 4604*
3
Quantitative Inquiry for Public Managers PAD 4702**
3
Research Methods for Public Mgmt. PAD 4704
3

* Requires PAD 3003 as prerequisite.
** Requires STA 2023 or STA 3163 as prerequisites.

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Public Administration Electives - 12 credits
(Select four courses from those listed bel ow.)
Communication Skills for Public Managers PAD 3438
3
Information Technology in Public
Administration PAD 3712
3
Introduction to Nonprofit Sector PAD 4144
3
Funding for Nonprofit Organizations PAD 4202
3
Financial Management
of Nonprofit Organizations PAD 4203
3
Public Budgeting Techniques
and Processes PAD 4228
3
Program Evaluation in Public Management PAD 4320
3
Managing for Excellence in the Public
and Nonprofit Sectors PAD 4332
3
Public Sector Labor Relations PAD 4426
3
State and Local Government Administration PAD 4806
3
Directed Independent Study PAD 4905*
3
Special Topics PAD 4931
3
Government Internship PAD 4941
3
Nonprofit Internship PAD 4942
3

* With approval of instructor and Director of the School.

Approved Electives, Upper-Division (21 credits)
Electives are selected and approved in consultation with the student's academic advisor in the College for Design and Social Inquiry. Credits from this area may be used to satisfy deficiencies in general education requirements within limits imposed by College or University policies.

Free Electives (6 credits)

Bachelor of Public Safety Administration


The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (B.P.S.A.) is an undergraduate degree program for South Florida professionals and preprofessionals interested in police and disaster response practice and administration. Its overall purpose is to provide: 1) a professional/preprofessional degree program for students entering the fields of law enforcement, homeland security and disaster response; 2) interested students a foundation for continuing in a professionally focused graduate program and 3) an “umbrella degree” that allows students to combine key areas from several disciplines to graduate with a preprofessional degree. Students graduating from the program will have improved opportunities in the police, homeland security (airports, seaports, etc.) and disaster management fields throughout South Florida and the United States. 

Admission Requirements
For admission to this program, students must meet the general admission requirements of the University as described in the Admissions section of the catalog.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration requires 60 credits, including 18 credits in core requirements, 12 credits in one of two specializations and 30 credits in electives as follows:

Required Core Courses - 18 credits
(The six courses below must be completed with a "C" or better.)
Introduction to Public Safety Adminstration PAD 3820
3
Public Safety Systems PAD 3893
3
Organizational Behavior and Administrative Communication PAD 3104
3
Administrative Process and Ethics PAD 4604
3
Diversity and Socail Vulnerability in Public Safety Administration PAD 4894
3
Capstone in Public Safety Administration PAD 4892*
3
* Prerequisites for Capstone: Enrollment is restricted to B.P.S.A. majors who are in the final two semesters of their degree program ahd who have taken four of the following five courses: PAD 3104, PAD 3820, PAD 3893, PAD 4604 and PAD 4894.

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Specializations - 12 credits
(Students select one of the two specializations below.)
Law Enforcement/Corrections Specialization
(Select four courses from the list below. The courses must be completed with a "C" or better.)
Corrections CJC 4310
3
Crime in the School CCJ 3660
3
Organized Crime and the Business of Drugs CCJ 4642
3
White Collar Crime CCJ 4644
3
Policing in America CJE 4352
3
Crime Analysis CJE 4663
3
Criminal Justice Management CCJ 4450
3
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation CJE 4610
3
Juvenile Justice Administration CJJ 4010
3
Criminal Justice Field Experience 1
CCJ 4940
3
Terrorism DSC 4012
3
Crime Prevention CJE 4444
3
Studying Violence CCJ 4623
3
Disaster Management Specialization
(Select four courses from the list below. The courses must be completed with a "C" or better.)
Sustainable Cities URP 4403
3
Disaster and Emergency Management PAD 4393
3
Designing Safer Communities with CPTED ARC 4384
3
Multiagency Incident Command FES 3803
3
Introduction to Visual Planning Technology URP 4254
3
Government Internship PAD 4941
3

Free Electives - 30 credits
The remaining 30 required credits (or 10 courses) are free electives available for students to customize their educational experience. Students are strongly encouraged to select electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Of the 30 elective credits, at least 15 credits must be upper-division courses (3000 or higher). The choice of free electives is a personal decision. However, the College for Design and Social Inquiry encourages consultation with the student’s academic advisor to ensure the process runs smoothly. Credits from this area may be used to satisfy deficiencies in general education requirements within limits imposed by College or University policies.

For more information about the B.P.S.A. program, including program admission, scheduling and other general questions, contact Professor Richard J. Mangan, Program Coordinator, at 561-297-2878 or rmangan@fau.edu.

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Nonprofit Management Minor

A minor in Nonprofit Management consists of 15 credits of upper-division coursework. Of the 15 credits, at least 12 must be earned from FAU. The minor is designed for nonprofit professionals and others who wish to take these undergraduate courses to enhance their skills. A minimum grade of "C" is required for each course. Grades of "C-" and below are not acceptable.

Minor Requirements
Introduction to Nonprofit Sector PAD 4144
3
Funding for Nonprofit Organizations PAD 4202
3
Financial Management of
Nonprofit Organizations PAD 4203
3
Managing for Excellence in the Public
and Nonprofit Sectors PAD 4332 or
3
Special Topics (Legislative Advocacy) SOW 4930  
Nonprofit Internship PAD 4942
3

The internship (PAD 4942) is waived for students with demonstrated experience in the nonprofit sector or for students enrolled in SOW 4510.

Public Management Minor


A minor in Public Management consists of 15 credits of upper-division coursework. Of the 15 credits, at least 12 must be earned from FAU. The minor provides the student with a base of knowledge about management issues in government, the application of management principles, administrative and regulatory procedures, due process and administrative ethics. Additionally, the minor exposes the student to specific areas of public management, including public personnel, budgeting and finance and organizational behavior. A minimum grade of "C" is required for each PAD-prefixed course. Grades of "C-" and below cannot be applied to the minor.

Minor Requirements
Complete the following 12 credits:
Public Management and Administration PAD 3003
3
Organizational Behavior and Administrative Communication PAD 3104
3
Public Budgeting and Finance PAD 4223
3
Managing People in the Public Sector
PAD 4414
3
Complete 3 credits from the following:
Public Budgeting Techniques
and Processes PAD 4228
3
Program Evaluation in Public Management PAD 4320
3
Managing for Excellence in the Public
and Nonprofit Sectors PAD 4332
3
Public Sector Labor Relations PAD 4426
3
Administrative Process and Ethics PAD 4604*
3
State and Local Government Administration PAD 4806
3
Special Topics PAD 4931
3

* Requires PAD 3003 as prerequisite.

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Master's Programs

The School of Public Administration offers two master's degree programs: Master of Nonprofit Management (M.N.M.) and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). and an executive certificate.

Link to Master of Public Administration

Link to Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate

Master of Nonprofit Management

Degree Goals
The Master of Nonprofit Management (M.N.M.) degree program was designed as a professional degree to meet the unique needs of the nonprofit sector. It is open to preservice students as well as managers and leaders in human services, fine and performing arts, and cultural, educational, community development, religious, environmental and other nonprofit organizations. The curriculum recognizes the special concerns of nonprofit organizations in such areas as: management of volunteers and professionals; resource development and fundraising; governance by volunteer boards of trustees and directors; management of multiple sources and types of funding; unique legal and regulatory issues; special values of service, community and charity; and the unique demands of nonprofit leadership.

Admission Requirements
Applicants to the M.N.M. program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a minimum average grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 credits of their undergraduate program. Applicants who fail to meet the these requirements may be considered for admission by petition for exception. Applicants who wish to submit a petition should include the following to send to the college advising office.

1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

2. Two letters of recommentation preferably from full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty.

3. Samples of academic writing, if available.

4. A 500-word personal statement detailing why earning the M.N.M. is important.

These admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis after careful consideration of the petition, which may include special life and/or career circumstances described in an applicant's petition. Such petitions require the approval of the Master of Nonprofit Management Committee.

Duplication and Recency of Credits
No credit counted as part of another degree may be counted toward the M.N.M. All work toward the M.N.M. must be completed within seven years after initial registration in the program.

Transfer Credit
Acceptance of transfer credits from approved institutions depends on the relevance of the work to the M.N.M. program. Request for transfer credits should be made at the time of admission and is limited to 6 credits in which the student earned a minimum grade of "B." Students may use the petition process to transfer more than 6 credits. Credits older than seven years may not be transferred to the graduate program.

Non-Degree Credit
A maximum of 12 credits earned in non-degree status will be accepted toward the M.N.M. degree requirements, provided the grades earned are "B" or better.

Admission Requirements for International Students
A graduate of a college or university outside of the United States who has completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor's degree may apply for admission to the M.N.M. program. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

An international applicant for whom English is a second language is required to submit a score of 550 (CBT-213) or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before enrolling for courses. Applicants must write to Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 08540, or visit www.ets.org/toefl for assistance.

Academic Standing
Continuation in the M.N.M. program requires satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of a "B" average each semester. No grade below "C" will be counted toward the degree. Students who fall below the "B" average will be placed on academic probation. Failure to regain an overall cumulative "B" average within two successive semesters following the one in which the deficiency first occurred will result in dismissal.

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Degree Requirements
The faculty of the College will recommend awarding the Master of Nonprofit Management degree when the following requirements have been met:

1. Completion of 33 credits of approved coursework with no grade below "C," with a minimum average grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). This work must include the 21-credit core and 12 additional credits of approved study.

2. Completion of the core courses:

Introduction to Nonprofit Management PAD 6142
3
Public Policy and Nonprofit Organizations PAD 6143
3
Fundraising for Nonprofits PAD 6206
3
Grantwriting and Project Management PAD 6233
3
Financial Management for
Nonprofit Managers PAD 6260
3
Administrative Ethics PAD 6436
3
Seminar in Public, Private and Nonprofit
Enterprise PAD 6506
3
Total
21

3. Completion of three elective courses (9 credits) and an internship of 3 credits for all preservice students and those with little or no experience in the nonprofit sector. Students for whom the internship is waived must complete an additional 3-credit elective.

Nonprofit Management
Executive Certificate
This certificate is designed for professionals in the nonprofit sector who wish to take graduate-level courses to enhance their skills. Students will receive the certificate after completing four of the following six courses:

Introduction to Nonprofit Management PAD 6142
3
Public Policy and Nonprofit
Organizations PAD 6143
3
Governance in Nonprofit Organizations PAD 6149
3
Fundraising for Nonprofits PAD 6206
3
Grantwriting and Project Management PAD 6233
3
Financial Management
for Nonprofit Managers PAD 6260
3

The courses are normally completed within a three-semester time frame. Students must maintain registration during the fall or spring term for each of the academic years that the student is in the program. Any student not registered during one full academic year will be considered inactive. Participants must successfully complete the program with a grade point average of 3.0. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a certificate of completion.

A student can continue in the Master of Nonprofit Management program at FAU by applying for admission according to University procedures as outlined in this University Catalog. If admitted to the M.N.M. program, all certificate courses can be transferred, provided a grade of "B" or above is earned in each course.

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Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The mission of the M.P.A. program is to provide intellectual, analytical, technical and practical education to advance the state of knowledge in public administration and to enhance ethical public service values within our service region. There are four goals associated with the M.P.A. mission:

1. To provide students with an intellectual, technical, analytical and practical education in public administration.

2. To expose M.P.A. students to a faculty that advances the state of knowledge in the field of public administration through scholarly productivity, including publications, conference presentations and applied research.

3. To provide our geographic region and profession with public administration expertise by engaging in professional activities.

4. To encourage ethical deliberation, decision making and behavior.

Admission Requirements
Applicants to the Master of Public Administration program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the final 60 credits of undergraduate study. Applicants who do not meet the 3.5 GPA requirement must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are no more than five years old.

International applicants for whom English is a second language must score 550 (IBT 79-80) or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A graduate of a college or university outside of the United States who has completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor's degree may apply for admission to the M.P.A. program. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

All applicants must have successfully completed ("C" or better) an undergraduate statistics course before applying for the M.P.A. program.

All applicants must have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Letters from professors from the colleges/universities attended are preferred; where that is not feasible, letters from current or past work supervisors are accepted. The recommender must address the applicant's ability to succeed at graduate-level academic work in public administration. (Personal recommendations are not accepted.)

The applicant must submit an essay about the her/his personal background, career aspirations in public service (including future career goals), and the reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in public administration. The essay should demonstrate graduate-level writing competency and should be written by the applicant. It should be at least three pages in length.

Admission is competitive. Applicants meeting the minimum university and/or program application requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program. All requested material must be submitted by the established deadline date (February 1 for summer admission, May 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission). Materials received after the established deadline will not be considered; therefore, make sure that all application materials are in order before applying to the M.P.A. program.

Duplication, Transfer and Recency of Credits
No credit counted as part of another degree may be counted toward the M.P.A. All work toward the M.P.A. must be completed within 10 years after initial registration in the program. Students with graduate-level credits that may be transferred to FAU from another institution, must obtain a copy of the course syllabus and submit a petition. Request for transfer credits should be made at the time of admission and is limited to 6 credits, in which the student earned a minimum grade of "B." Decisions regarding credit transfers are made at the discretion of the M.P.A. coordinator.

Academic Standing
Continuation in the M.P.A. program requires maintenance of a "B" average each semester. Students who fall below the "B" average will be placed on academic probation with an academic progression plan. Failure to regain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 within two successive semesters following the one in which the deficiency first occurred will result in dismissal.

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Degree Requirements
All M.P.A. degree students must complete 42 credits of approved coursework earning no grade below "C" ("C-" is not acceptable) with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This work must include the following 30-credit core and 12 additional credits of approved study as detailed below the table.

Overview
Introduction to Public
Administration PAD 6053*
3
Public Organization Theory
Organizations and Administrative
Behavior PAD 6106 or
Organizational Change and
Public Management PAD 6154
3
Public Financial Management
Seminar in Public
Budgeting Techniques PAD 6227 or
Seminar in Public Financial
Administration PAD 6207
3
Public Personnel
Seminar in Public Personnel
Administration PAD 6417 or
Labor Relations in Government PAD 6427
3
Public Policy
Public Administration and
Public Policy PAD 6036 or
Seminar in Administrative
Policy Making PAD 6035
3
Analytical Techniques
Applied Methods 1 PAD 6701**
3
Analytical Methods
Applied Methods 2 PAD 6706*** or
Program Review and Analysis PAD 6327***
3
Law and Procedures
Administrative Law
and Procedures PAD 6605 or
Regulation PAD 6612
3
Ethics and Democratic Values
Administrative Ethics PAD 6436 or
Democratic Values and
Public Administration PAD 6042
3
Capstone Course
Capstone Seminar in
Public Administration PAD 6139****
3
Total
30

* This course must be taken within the first 12 credits of the student's program.

** Undergraduate statistics is a prerequisite for Applied Methods 1.

*** Applied Methods 1 is the prerequisite for Applied Methods 2 and Program Review and Analysis.

**** The capstone course must be taken in the last semester of the student's program.

The remaining 12 credits are electives. Students are advised to take their core classes before taking electives. As part of the 12 credits, students who do not have any public sector experience must complete a one-semester, 20-hour-per-week internship in a government or nonprofit organization, while registered for the accompanying Government Internship course, PAD 6941.

In order to be waived from PAD 6941, students must submit their résumé in which their public sector work experience is specified. The M.P.A. program coordinator will review these documents and determine whether or not the student has sufficient public sector experience.

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Doctoral Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration

The School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Administration with paths of study in Administrative Theory and Inquiry, Public Policy Studies, Organizational Studies, Public Budgeting and Financial Administration, and Urban and Regional Planning. Also, students are allowed to assemble paths of study of their own devising. This doctoral program, while primarily designed to qualify students in research, university teaching and consultation, can accommodate a broad array of career goals and options.

Admission Requirements
Admission into the Ph.D. program will be granted to students of superior ability who have demonstrated a record of previous academic success, good potential for continued success in doctoral studies and a desire to prepare for a career in which scholarship and research are major elements.

Normally an applicant must have earned a master's degree and must also take the following courses if they have not already taken the equivalents elsewhere:

Introduction to Public Administration PAD 6053
3
Public Administration and Public Policy PAD 6036
3
Organization and Administrative Behavior PAD 6106
3
Seminar in Public Financial Administration PAD 6207 or
Seminar in Public Budgeting Techniques PAD 6227
3
In special situations, students with a bachelor's degree may be admitted into the doctoral program. In such cases, the applicant must complete the above four courses plus quantitative methods at the graduate level.

Applicants should have a minimum graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher, scores of at least 150 (verbal) and 150 (quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), as well as a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing section. Official GRE scores must be submitted and an online application form completed. Transcripts and GRE scores should be sent directly to the Graduate College
.

In addition to transcripts and GRE scores, the Ph.D. Admissions Committee will need:

1. Three letters of recommendation (especially from academic sources);

2. Résumé;

3. Two samples of academic writing;

4. Statement of intent and interests.

These materials should be uploaded online with the electronic application. An incomplete application will not be reviewed. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee admissions.

Admission Requirements for International Students
A graduate of a college or university outside of the United States who has completed academic programs equivalent to an American bachelor's degree and master's degree may apply for admission to the Ph.D. program. The application deadline for international students interested in the fall semester is February 15; for international students interested in the spring semester, the deadline is August 15. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

An international applicant for whom English is a second language is required to submit a minimum score of 580 or better (CBT-237) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before enrolling for courses. Applicants must write to Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 08540, or visit www.ets.org/toefl for assistance.

Program Information
1. Competitive stipends and tuition benefits are provided to qualified students with graduate assistantships.

2. Application deadlines are February 15th for the fall semester and August 15th for the spring semester.

3. Excellent placement record in faculty, research and executive positions upon graduation.

4. The program includes 45 instructional credits and 18 dissertation research credits.

5. Candidates must pass comprehensive exams in four of the five paths of study, including a mandatory exam in Epistemology and Methodology.

6. Candidates are expected to participate in professional practica and colloquia, attend dissertation defenses and conferences and participate in collegial activities.

Helpful links:
Advanced Schedule
Policy on Appeal of Dismissal
Policy Manual
Graduate School Application
Course Descriptions

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Transfer Credits

Acceptance of transfer credits from approved institutions is dependent upon the pertinence of the work to the Ph.D. program. Transfer of credits must occur at the time of admission and is limited to 6 credits subject to the following restrictions:

1. Grades on all transfer credits must be a minimum of "B" (3.0 in a 4.0 grading system).

2. No graduate credit will be allowed for correspondence, extension work or life experience.

Credit Duplication
No credit used for another degree or as a prerequisite may be counted toward the 63 credits in the Ph.D. program.

Time Limitations
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree must complete all work within a seven-consecutive-year period after initial registration in the graduate program.

Dismissal
Please refer to the Provost's memo on the Academic Dismissal of Students from a Graduate Degree Program for current dismissal policies and procedures.

Academic Standing
Continuation in the graduate program requires satisfactory progress toward the graduate degree. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of a 3.25 cumulative average throughout the course of academic study. In addition, only grades of "A," "A-," "B+" and "B" are acceptable in fulfilling graduate school requirements in the Ph.D. plan of study.

Students who do not maintain the required 3.25 cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation in the semester immediately following the semester in which the cumulative GPA drops below 3.25.

Failure to regain a 3.25 cumulative average within two successive semesters following the semester in which the deficiency first occurred can result in dismissal. The faculty of the School of Public Administration reserves the right to dismiss any student at any time when in its judgment the student is not making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree. The School of Public Administration Ph.D. Manual describes this and other Ph.D. program policies in full.

Financial Assistance
A number of assistantships and fee waivers are available for full-time students. Contact the Ph.D. coordinator for information on financial assistance as well as admissions, degree requirements and financial aid.

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School of Social Work

Faculty:
Graham, J., Director; Alperin, D.; Ambris, E.; Barsky, A.; Brown, G.; DeRigne, L.; Farineau, H.; Hamlin, E.; Hawkins, M.; Hawkins, W.; Horton, G.; Hutton, B.; Kane, M.; Kaplan, A.; Luna, N.; Martinez, P.; McClellan, J.; Park, J.; Platt, K.; Rubin, R.; Ryan, E.; Sherman, D.; Weinschenk, S.

Bachelor of Social Work

Link to Master's Program

Link to Doctoral Program
(Minimum of 120 credits required)

Mission
The mission for the School of Social Work’s B.S.W. program provides for an undergraduate education that contributes to the well-being of the communities of Florida.

The B.S.W. program’s mission:
To educate competent and compassionate social workers for entry-level practice and as a foundation for further professional development and growth. Graduates will possess critical thinking skills and engage in evidence-based practice, with a deep respect for human diversity and strengths, and with a desire to continue lifelong learning and professional development.

The B.S.W. program’s four primary goals are as follows:

Goal 1 (evidence-based, generalist social work practice):
To prepare competent and compassionate B.S.W. graduates for evidence-based generalist social work practice, based on the integration of self-awareness, knowledge, professional values and ethics, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Goal 2 (community-engaged/located):
To prepare B.S.W. graduates to become community-engaged practitioners who understand and can work effectively with diverse populations and contemporary societal issues in South Florida.

Goal 3 (ongoing learning):
To provide B.S.W. graduates with an appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged and transformed, including a desire to pursue continued professional development through lifelong learning.

Goal 4 (preparation for graduate education):
To prepare B.S.W. graduates who wish to pursue an M.S.W. with the foundational knowledge, skills and experiences that they will need to pursue graduate education.

Goals
The program's goals are derived from the School's mission as detailed above. The goals specifically recognize the social work profession's history, purposes and philosophy as well as its knowledge, values and skills. The B.S.W. program goals are:

1. Prepare ethical, competent and caring B.S.W. graduates for beginning-level social work practice based on integration of social work knowledge, values and skills.

2. Prepare competent and effective graduates to join in public service that enhances the health and social well-being of the people of South Florida, the state and the nation.

Admission Requirements
Admission requirements for the Social Work program include completion of the general education requirements and fulfillment of the following prerequisites (required by all social work programs statewide):

Human Biology (BSC 1005, BSC 1010,
BSC 1085, BSC 2010,
BSC 2085, BSC 2086
or PCB 2099)
3
General Psychology (PSY 1012 , PSY 2012 or PSY
2020)
3
Introductory Sociology (SYG 1000, SYG 2000 or
SYG 2010)
3
United States Government (POS 1041, POS 2041,
POS 2042 or PUP 2099)
3
Introduction to Micro
or Macroeconomics (ECO 1000, ECO 2000, ECO
2013, ECO 2023 or ECO 3040)
3

If students are admitted without these courses, they must complete the deficiencies early in their junior year.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Students who are dismissed from the Social Work program may not return to take any Social Work classes.

Degree Requirements
The Social Work program consists of 39 credits of required social work courses, including Field Education, and 21 credits of electives for a total of 60 credits. Ample opportunity exists for each student to select those courses that support their field of practice interests.

Class Requirements

1. Students are required to meet with an academic advisor during SOW 3302 and to submit a Program Sheet to their professor.

2. Students are required to attend the first day of any SOW-prefixed course. If a student misses the first day of classes for any reason, he or she may be administratively withdrawn from the course.

3. A 2.5 FAU GPA is required for enrollment in Practice I, Practice II, Practice III and Field (SOW 4300, SOW 4313, SOW 4343 and SOW 4510).

Prerequisite Coursework

1. Students are required to satisfy prerequisite coursework either prior to or during the first semester in B.S.W. program. Guidelines for the prerequisites are as follows:

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Required Social Work Core Coursework

1. The student is advised to speak to an academic advisor about specific courses and the order in which to take them.

2. By the time a student has completed SOW 4300, the student must have completed all prerequisites and general education/IFP requirements.

3. Students must complete each SOW-prefixed course with a grade of "C" or better. A grade of "C-" will not be counted as credit toward the Social Work degree. Any core course with a grade of "C-" or lower must be retaken.

4. All degree requirements must be completed before a student is eligible for SOW 4510, Field Education in Social Work. This means that the student must have completed the Foreign Language Admission requirement, Gordon Rule requirements, all General Education requirements as well as all Social Work courses. The student must also have an FAU GPA of 2.5 in order to enter Field Education. A satisfactory grade in Field Education is required to receive the Social Work degree.

5. Statistics, STA 2023, is not a prerequisite course but is required for graduation.

Approved Elective Coursework

1. Students are advised to select approved elective coursework from the pre-approved set of electives listed in this catalog. Any SOW course that is not counted as part of the SOW Core or SOW Elective sections may count as approved elective credit with a grade of "C" or better. Any deviation from the courses listed requires approval from the School of Social Work.

2. Students who have met the College admissions criteria and SOW prerequisites transferring from another degree program into the B.S.W. with upper-division credits may transfer up to 21 credits of 3000- and 4000-level credits, 6 credits of these must be pre-approved. This provision ensures that every SOW graduate will have obtained a minimum of 39 credits of either SOW-prefixed or faculty pre-approved elective coursework.

Free Elective Coursework

1. This section is satisfied with 1000- to 4000-level College or University coursework not previously counted as credit toward the 120-hour SOW degree.

2. Students must complete 15 credits of free electives with a maximum of 6 credits (2 courses) at the 1000 level.

3. Free electives may be used to fulfill FAU Admissions, Foreign Language, Gordon Rule, General Education and/or SOW pre requisite deficiencies.

SOW Field Experience

1. All prerequisite coursework and general education/IFP requirements must be completed two semesters prior to beginning field internship.

2. All SOW majors must satisfy the Field Education requirement, SOW 4510. Students must meet certain requirements to be eligible to enroll in Field Education. Students must complete all admission, general education and Gordon Rule requirements prior to eligibility. Field Education may only be taken at the end of the student's coursework.

3. Students should consult with an academic coordinator or the Director of Field Education Programs to discuss eligibility for entrance to Field Education. Students must attend an orientation session regarding Field Education and complete appropriate paperwork.

4. Students are required to graduate after completing SOW 4510, Field Education.

Field Education Requirements
The Social Work student is assigned to a community-based social service agency during the last semester of the B.S.W. program to fulfill Field Education requirements. To be eligible for Field Education, a student must have completed all other degree requirements including fulfilling all of the social work courses' prerequisites, having a minimum FAU GPA of 2.5, having a "C" or better in all required social work courses and having no "I" (incomplete) grades.

Academic credit for previous work experience will not be given in lieu of the Field Education internship. Students found to be out of compliance with the NASW Code of Ethics will not be permitted to enter the field. Prior to applying to Field Education, students must exhibit appropriate professional behavior in the academic setting.

Students must apply for Field Education online by the 4th Friday of the semester prior to when they want to enter the field. They must also attend a field orientation on campus the semester prior to entering the field and meet individually with field faculty. See www.fau.edu/ssw for complete eligibility criteria.

Field Education involves a minimum of 26 hours per week of generalist practice under the direction of an agency-based field instructor and attendance at a three-hour-per-week integrative seminar. Due to the limited number of agencies that can provide evening and weekend hours for internships, the School of Social Work cannot guarantee that an appropriate internship can be found unless students can devote weekday daytime hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to their internships. Students who do not have weekday hours may be required to complete their internship over two semesters.

Criminal background checks and/or substance abuse testing may be required by the field agency prior to or during Field Education. Prior criminal history, limited daytime hours and/or positive substance abuse test results can jeopardize placement in a field internship, and the student may be unable to obtain a Social Work degree. Students who receive a positive substance abuse test result will be mandated to have a substance abuse assessment at the FAU Student Counseling Center and will be required to comply with any recommendations if they wish to continue in the Social Work program.

Students who abandon or leave their internship without permission from the field educator or faculty may be asked to leave the Social Work program.

Students Transferring with Upper-Division Credits

1. Students may transfer up to 21credits of upper-division elective credits into the approved elective section and free elective section. However, 6 credits must come from a pre-approved list of electives.

2. Students who have completed SOW credits at another institution may bring these credits into their program at the discretion of the SOW faculty. FAU requires that the last 30 credits of upper-division courses be completed at FAU to receive a degree from FAU.

Double Major and Dual Degree

1. Students pursuing a double major must satisfy the SOW prerequisites, 39 credits of SOW coursework, 6 credits of pre-approved elective coursework and 15 credits of free electives. A faculty advisor must approve courses that are not related to the field of SOW and are not pre-approved to count as electives. Students must also submit a Double Major form to the Office of the Registrar.

2. Students pursuing a Dual or Second Bachelor degree must meet the University requirement of an additional 30 credits beyond a 120-credit degree program. For a Second Bachelor in SOW, the student must satisfy the program prerequisites, 39 credits of SOW coursework and 6 credits of pre-approved electives. During the first week of the last semester of the program, students are required to submit an application for graduation, which notifies FAU of their intent to graduate and begins the process of degree approval. It also enables the graduate to receive commencement ticket information.

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A minimum grade of "C" is required for all SOW-prefixed courses. If a grade below "C" (such as "C-") is earned in a SOW-prefixed course, the course will not count toward any portion of the minimum 120-credit degree program.

All social work courses must be completed within the five-year period prior to graduation. (For example, students enrolled in Field in fall 2011 must have begun core social work coursework no earlier than fall 2006.)

Social Work Major Requirements - 39 credits
Introductory Statistics or
Intermediate Statistics or
Experimental Design and Statistical Inference STA 2023 or
STA 3163 or
PSY 3234
3
Social Welfare Policy and Provisions SOW 3232* (1)
3
Profession of Social Work SOW 3302*
3
Human Behavior and the Social
Environment 1 SOW 4101 (1)
3
Human Behavior and the Social
Environment 2 SOW 4102 (1)
3
Social Work Practice 1 SOW 4300 (2) +
3
Social Work Practice 2 SOW 4313 (3) +
3
Social Work Practice 3 SOW 4343 (3) +
3
Research Methods in Social Work SOW 4403 (4) +
3
Field Education in Social Work SOW 4510 (5) +
12

*Social Work majors only.

(1) SOW 3302 is the prerequisite or corequisite.

(2) SOW 3302 and SOW 3232 are the prerequisites. SOW 4101 and SOW 4102 are the prerequisites or corequisites.

(3) SOW 4300 is the prerequisite.

(4) SOW 3302 is the prerequisite. A statistics course, such as STA 2023, is recommended prior to SOW 4403.

(5) See the Director of Field Education Internships.

Social Work Elective - 3 credits from the following
Family Violence SOW 4141
3
Issues in Counseling Women SOW 4357
3
Evidence Based Diversity Practice in Social Work SOW 4620
3
Social Work With Aging Populations SOW 4643
3
Child Welfare SOW 4650
3
Social Work Practice with Vulnerable
Children and Families SOW 4654
3
Social Work with Substance Abusers SOW 4700
3
Spiritual Dimensions of Social Work Practice SOW 4844
3
Special Topics SOW 4930
3

Note: SOW 2025 may not be used as a Social Work elective and is closed to upper-level Social Work majors.

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Electives (21 credits)
Three credits must come from Group 1. Three credits must come from Group 2. The remaining 15 elective credits may be chosen from other disciplines of study in consultation with an advisor.

Elective Group 1: Community and Society Analysis Electives. Choose a minimum of one course (3 credits) from the following:
Criminal Justice
Criminology CCJ 3014
3
The Criminal Justice System CCJ 3024
3
Victimology CCJ 3666
3
Juvenile Justice Administration CJJ 4010
3
Health Administration
Health Delivery Systems HSA 3111
3
Issues and Trends in Health Care HSA 4113
3
Political Science
Women and the Law POS 3693
3
Florida Politics and Government POS 3182
3
The U.S. Congress POS 4424
3
Constitutional Law 1 POS 4603
3
Policy Making and Administration PUP 4004
3
Policy Analysis PUP 4008
3
Sociology
Any 3000/4000-level SYD, SYO or SYP courses.
Elective Group 2: Human Behavior, Administrative Processes and Organizational Behavior Electives. Choose a minimum of one course (3 credits) from the following:
Communication
Writing for Management ENC 3213
3
Intercultural Communication SPC 3710
3
History
History of U.S. Women AMH 3560
3
African American History to 1877 AMH 3571
3
African American History since 1877 AMH 3572
3
American Indian History AMH 4580
3
Modern Latin American History LAH 3200
3
Nursing
Women, Witches and Healing NUR 4176
3
Issues in Women's Health Care NSP 4425
3
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology CLP 4144
3
Personality Theories PPE 4003
3
Psychology of Women SOP 3742
3
Public Administration
Public Management and Administration PAD 3003
3
Organizational Behavior and Administrative
Communication PAD 3104
3
Financial Management of Nonprofit
Organizations PAD 4203
3
State and Local Government Administration PAD 4806
3
Urban and Regional Planning
Planning and Growth Management URP 3000
3
Planning Implementation Strategies URP 4120
3

The above electives are strongly recommended. Any deviation should be made in consultation with an advisor.

Free Electives (15 credits)

Student Success Conference
The School of Social Work is committed to ensuring the integrity of its degree program and the certifiability of its majors as future social workers. To this end, the School has established a Student Success Conference to address difficulties by which a student's academic progression in the field may be hindered. Complete information regarding the Student Success Conference is found online at www.fau.edu/ssw. Refusal to attend the Student Success Conference may result in the student's automatic dismissal from the School of Social Work.

Second Bachelor's in Social Work
A second bachelor's in Social Work requires 39 credits, including 36 credits of social work core courses and 3 credits of social work electives. All prerequisites must be met the semester prior to entering the field.

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Aging Certificate

Undergraduate Social Work majors interested in working with elders may do so through the School of Social Work's Aging certificate. Completion of this program will provide students with a specific knowledge and skill base for a range of job opportunities with a diverse elder population. To apply for this program, contact the School of Social Work at 561-297-3234. Students may also refer to www.fau.edu/ssw

Program Requirements
A student may earn the Aging certificate upon completion of the following:

1. Be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work degree at FAU;

2. The 3-credit course Social Work with Aging Populations (SOW 4643);

3. Two additional, approved 3-credit courses in the Aging certificate program;

4. One B.S.W. field internship, approved by the School of Social Work, with specialized service outreach to diverse elders.

Child Welfare Certificate
The School of Social Work offers an undergraduate certificate in Child Welfare, limited to Social Work majors. The certificate provides a foundation of knowledge in practice, policy and programs that impact the lives of vulnerable children. Students develop skills in areas relevant to children's services, including substance abuse and family violence. To apply for this program, contact the School of Social Work at 561-297-3234. Students may also refer to www.fau.edu/ssw

Program Requirements
A student may earn the Child Welfare certificate by completing:

1. Child Welfare (SOW 4650), 3 credits;

2. Social Work with Vulnerable Children and Families (SOW 4654), 3 credits;

3. One bachelor-level field education internship (SOW 4510) with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or a private agency approved by the School of Social Work that has contracted with DCF to provide the same child protection services as the public agency;

4. Be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work degree at FAU.

Master's Program

Master of Social Work

Mission and Goals

The mission of the M.S.W. program is to educate competent and compassionate social workers for advanced clinical social work practice with children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, families and groups. M.S.W. graduates possess critical thinking skills and engage in evidence-based clinical practice, with a deep respect for human diversity and strengths and with a desire to continue lifelong learning and professional development.

The M.S.W. program has five goals:

Goal 1 (evidence-based, clinical social work practice):

To prepare competent and compassionate M.S.W. graduates for evidence-based clinical social work practice for clients across the lifespan, based on the integration of self-awareness, knowledge, professional values and ethics, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Goal 2 (community-engaged/located):
To prepare M.S.W. graduates to become community-engaged practitioners and leaders who understand and can work effectively with diverse populations and contemporary societal issues in South Florida.

Goal 3 (state licensure):
To prepare M.S.W. graduates with the academic foundation for obtaining state licensure for clinical social work practice.

Goal 4 (lifelong learning):
To provide M.S.W. graduates with an appreciation for how knowledge is discovered,
Challenged and transformed, including a desire to pursue continued professional development through lifelong learning.

Goal 5 (post-M.S.W. studies):
To provide M.S.W. graduates with the intellectual and practical foundation that they will need if they choose to pursue post-M.S.W. studies, such as a Ph.D., D.S.W. or other advanced social work education and training.

The student will acquire a foundation of theoretical knowledge, practice skills and professional values necessary for delivering quality social work services. Additionally, the student will acquire an advanced level of knowledge and skill in clinical-community practice. Clinical-community practice refers to an integrated approach to social work assessment and intervention in which practitioners use a variety of advanced theories for understanding and practice at the macro, mezzo and micro levels. Within the clinical-community area of study, students will select from one of the following focus areas: children, adolescents and families; adults and families or elders and families. Coursework focuses on practice, social welfare history and policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, advanced practice and field education. The M.S.W. curriculum provides the opportunity to meet the educational requirements for licensure in the State of Florida as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Admission Requirements
An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required for admission. No particular undergraduate major is required, but a broad liberal arts preparation is essential. While a major in Social Work is seen as desirable, other undergraduate majors are given equal consideration for the two-year program. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework is required. In addition to the University application, M.S.W. applicants must also submit the M.S.W. application, including a personal statement and three recommendations (on School of Social Work forms). The supplemental M.S.W. application will be completed online. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee admission. The total application packet will be considered in making admission decisions.

Students are admitted for the fall semester. The application deadline is May 1. For international students, it is February 15. If accepted for admission into the M.S.W. program, all incoming students are required to attend an M.S.W. orientation conducted during the week prior to the beginning of the fall term. Failure to attend this orientation session will result in admission deferment to the following year.

Students not admitted to the M.S.W. program will not be permitted to take SOW courses. Exceptions may be made for individuals with L.C.S.W. from out of state who need to satisfy Florida licensing requirements. Permission must be granted by M.S.W. program coordinator.

Students who are dismissed from the Social Work program may not return to take any Social Work classes.

Admission Requirements for Advanced Standing Students
The Advanced Standing Program is available to a limited number of applicants who have completed their Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree within the last five years. The B.S.W. must have been earned from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program or an equivalent program recognized through CSWE's international Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service, or must be covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors.

Applicants must meet previously stated admission requirements and have a GPA of 3.5 or better in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. Also, one of the letters of recommendation must be an outstanding recommendation from the student's program director of field education. Students admitted to this program will follow the Advanced Year Curriculum, which consists of 30 credits.

Undergraduate coursework will be examined by the admissions committee. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee admission. The total application packet will be considered in making admissions decisions. Highly promising applicants who do not precisely meet the GPA admission requirements may petition the School of Social Work graduate admissions committee for exceptional consideration.

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Admission Requirements for International Students
Graduates of colleges or universities outside of the United States who have completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor's degree may apply for admission. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit a score of 600 or higher (CBT-250 or higher) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before enrolling in coursework. Applicants must write to Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08540, or visit www.ets.org/toefl for assistance.

In addition, international applicants must have had previous experience in the social welfare field
in their own countries prior to application to the M.S.W. program.

Lastly, international applicants must also possess and provide a sound financial plan to cover the costs of tuition, living expenses and round-trip transportation, as determined by the Graduate College.

Transfer Credit
Students transferring from another CSWE-accredited M.S.W. program may transfer a maximum of 30 graduate credits for the 60-credit program. No transfer credits are accepted for the Advanced Standing Program. M.S.W. courses completed at other universities must be evaluated as to their relevance and similarity to FAU courses prior to review of the student's application. All courses that are applied to the degree must have been successfully completed within five years of entrance into the FAU program, and the student must have earned a grade of "B" or above. A grade of "B-" or below does not meet this requirement and is not accepted. No graduate credit is granted for life experience or work experience.

Course Scheduling
The School of Social Work endeavors to schedule classes to accommodate full-time and part-time students. Note that the School of Social Works makes no guarantees regarding class meeting times or days.

Enrollment in M.S.W. Courses
M.S.W. courses are limited to those students who have been fully admitted to the M.S.W. program. The School of Social Work closely manages its accredited, licensed graduate program to ensure that its students are functioning within cohorts based upon admission year and program type. Non-matriculated students who register for an M.S.W. course will be instructed to withdraw from the course. It is the student's responsibility to seek any associated fee refunds through other University channels.

Attendance on First Day of Class
All students enrolled in the M.S.W. program are required to attend the first class in all M.S.W. courses.

Time Limitation
Candidates for the Master of Social Work degree must complete all degree requirements within five consecutive years after initial registration.

Academic and Professional Standards
Continuation in the M.S.W. program requires satisfactory progress toward degree completion. This includes registering for courses from the approved curriculum, following the proper program structure, earning grades of at least "B-" or above in all courses (except as noted below), maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and adhering at all times to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.

Depending upon the program entered (Regular 60-Credit Program or Advanced Standing Program), individual course grades of “C+” or "C" are allowed to fulfill degree requirements as described in the Additional Academic Standard sections below. Students who receive one grade of “C-“or below may be recommended for dismissal regardless of their cumulative GPA. Students who receive a grade of “C+” or below are not automatically permitted to re-take the course. Under exceptional circumstances, and only with prior permission from the M.S.W. faculty committee, are students permitted to re-take the course.

Students who fail to meet the academic standards of the program or violate the NASW Code of Ethics may be recommended for dismissal.

Additional Academic Standard for 60-Credit Program
Students admitted to the regular 60-credit program are allowed a maximum of two “C+” or “C” grades. Students who receive more than two “C+” or “C” grades may be recommended for dismissal regardless of their cumulative GPA.  

Additional Academic Standard for Advanced Standing Program
Students admitted with advanced standing are allowed a maximum of one “C+” or “C” grade. Students who receive more than one “C+” or “C” grade may be recommended for dismissal regardless of their cumulative GPA.

Grades below "C"
Grades below "C" (e.g., "C-" to "F") reflect unsatisfactory progress toward the degree. Students earning such grades are therefore recommended for dismissal from the Master of Social Work degree program. Students dismissed from the M.S.W. program subject to University Regulation 4.001 for academic and/or behavioral reasons shall not be permitted to enroll in the Bachelor of Social Work program. Students may also be dismissed at any time if they are not making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.

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Degree Requirements
The Master of Social Work degree is a two-year, 60-credit program. It is designed for full-time or planned part-time students. Full-time students take 15 credits each semester, which includes coursework within the classroom and a field practicum.

The M.S.W. contains two program options: the regular 60-credit program and the Advanced Standing Program. The regular 60-credit program consists of the Foundation Year Curriculum (30 credits) and the Concentration Year Curriculum (30 credits). The Advanced Standing Program consists of the Advanced Year Curriculum (30 credits). In addition to these program options, students may enroll either full-time or part-time. Students designate the program for which they are applying. Requests for changes after being admitted must be made in writing and approved by the M.S.W. coordinator. Program options and associated academic progression are configured as follows:

The Regular M.S.W. Program (60 credits). Students may enroll and progress as either:
Full-time—graduate within two years of initial program registration; or
Part-time—graduate within four years of initial program registration.

The Advanced Standing Program (30 credits). Students may enroll and progress as either:
Full-time—graduate within two semesters of initial program registration; or
Part-time—graduate within two years of initial program registration.

The full- and part-time Master of Social Work degree is designed as follows:

Full-Time Regular Program - Two-year program, 60 credits

Foundation Year- Fall Semester
Generalist Social Work Practice
with Individuals SOW 6305
3
Human Behavior and the Social
Environment 1 SOW 6105
3
Human Behavior and the Social
Environment 2 SOW 6106
3
Social Work Research SOW 6404
3
Field Instruction and Integrative Seminar 1 SOW 6532
3
Foundation Year - Spring Semester
Generalist Social Work Practice
with Families and Groups SOW 6324
3
Social Welfare History and Policy SOW 6235
3
Generalist Social Work Practice with
Organizations and Communities SOW 6306
3
Psychopathology in Clinical Social Work Practice SOW 6125
3
Field Instruction and Integrative
Seminar 2 SOW 6533
3
Concentration Year - Fall Semester
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Adults and Families SOW 6348
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Elders and Families SOW 6646
3
Advanced Year Field Instruction
and Integrative Seminar 1 SOW 6535
3
Elective SOW
3
Elective SOW
3
Concentration Year - Spring Semester
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Children, Adolescents and Families SOW 6655
3
Advanced Year Field Instruction
and Integrative Seminar 2 SOW 6536
3
Advanced Context of Social Work Practice within Healthcare SOW 6605
3
Elective SOW
3
Elective SOW
3
Part-Time Regular Program - Four-year program, 60 credits

Foundation Curriculum Year One
Fall
Human Behavior and the Social
Environment 2 SOW 6106
3
Social Work Research SOW 6404
3
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Spring
Psychopathology in Clinical Social Work Practice SOW 6125
3
Social Welfare History and Policy SOW 6235
3
Summer
Human Behavior and the Social
Environment 1 SOW 6105
3
Foundation Curriculum Year Two
Fall
Generalist Social Work Practice
with Individuals SOW 6305
3
Field Instruction and Integrative
Seminar 1 SOW 6532
3
Spring  
Generalist Social Work Practice with
Organizations and Communities SOW 6306
3
Generalist Social Work Practice
with Families and Groups SOW 6324
3
Field Instruction and Integrative
Seminar 2 SOW 6533
3
Concentration Curriculum Year Three
Fall
Elective SOW
3
Elective SOW
3
Spring
Elective SOW
3
Elective SOW
3
Concentration Curriculum Year Four
Fall
Advanced Year Field Instruction and
Integrative Seminar 1 SOW 6535
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Adults and Families SOW 6348
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Elders and Families SOW 6646
3
Spring
Advanced Year Field Instruction and
Integrative Seminar 2 SOW 6536
3
Advanced Context of Social Work Practice within Healthcare SOW 6605
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Children, Adolescents and Families SOW 6655
3
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Full-Time Advanced Standing Program

Advanced Year Curriculum - 30 Credits
Fall
Psychopathology in Clinical Social Work Practice SOW 6125
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Adults and Families SOW 6348
3
Advanced Year Field Instruction and
Integrative Seminar 1 SOW 6535
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Elders and Families SOW 6646
3
Elective SOW
3
Spring
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Children, Adolescents and Families SOW 6655
3
Advanced Year Field Instruction
and Integrative Seminar 2 SOW 6536
3
Advanced Context of Social Work Practice within Healthcare SOW 6605
3
Elective SOW
3
Elective SOW
3
Part-Time Advanced Standing Program

Advanced Year Curriculum - 30 Credits
First Year - Fall
Psychopathology in Clinical Social Work Practice SOW 6125
3
Elective SOW
3
First Year - Spring
Elective SOW
3
Elective SOW
3
Second Year - Fall
Advanced Year Field Instruction and
Integrative Seminar 1 SOW 6535
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Adults and Families SOW 6348
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Elders and Families SOW 6646
3
Second Year - Spring
Advanced Year Field Instruction
and Integrative Seminar 2 SOW 6536
3
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Children, Adolescents and Families SOW 6655
3
Advanced Context of Social Work Practice within Healthcare SOW 6605
3
Electives*
SOW courses may be used to fulfill any elective credit requirement above. Students may select from among the following courses:
Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques for Social Work SOW 6128
Conflict Resolution SOW 6158
Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy with Children and Families SOW 6243
Legislative Advocacy in Social Work SOW 6282
Ethical Issues in Contemporary
Social Work Practice SOW 6296
Case Management SOW 6349
Administration and Supervision SOW 6377
Social Work and Spirituality SOW 6626
Social Work with Aging Populations SOW 6641
Social Work Practice with Vulnerable
Children and Families SOW 6653
Child Welfare SOW 6656
Loss and Grief: Individual, Family and
Cultural Perspectives SOW 6678
Intervention in the Field of Addictions SOW 6712
Special Topics SOW 6930
Study Abroad SOW 6957

* Electives can be taken outside the College with permission from the M.S.W. program coordinator. A syllabus must be provided for review.

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Field Education Requirements
Prior to applying to Field Education, students must exhibit appropriate professional behavior in the academic setting. Students found to be out of compliance with the NASW Code of Ethics will not be permitted to enter the field. Academic credit for previous work experience will not be given in lieu of the Field Education internship.

Students will review a mandatory field orientation the spring/summer semester prior to entering the field and meet individually with field faculty. See www.fau.edu/ssw for complete eligibility criteria.

The internship for Foundation students involves 16 hours per week of generalist practice under the direction of an agency-based field instructor and attendance at a three-hour-per-week integrative seminar. The internship for Advanced Standing students consists of approximately 20 hours per week of advanced clinical practice under the direction of an agency-based field instructor and attendance at a three-hour-per-week integrative seminar. Part-time students have the option to begin their internship at the beginning of Summer 3 and complete 16 hours per week through the following spring semester.

Due to the limited number of agencies that can provide evening and weekend hours for internships, as well as appropriate social work activities and supervision after hours, the School of Social Work requires that students set aside a minimum of eight weekday/daytime hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for their internships each week. Foundation M.S.W. students (part-time and full-time) participate in an interprofessional program with the colleges of Medicine and Nursing that requires daytime hours.

Criminal background checks and/or substance abuse testing may be required by the field agency and the School of Social Work prior to or during Field Education. Prior criminal conviction may negatively impact the ability of the School of Social Work Field Education to place the student with an agency for the purpose of completing a field education and thus the student may be unable to obtain a Social Work degree. Within the State of Florida, a felony history may make an individual ineligible to become a licensed social worker.

Any student who receives a positive substance abuse test result will be mandated to have a substance abuse assessment at the FAU Student Counseling Center and will be required to comply with any recommendations if they wish to continue in the Social Work program.

Students who abandon or leave their internship without permission from the field educator or faculty may be asked to leave the Social Work program.

Aging Certificate

With the continuing increase in aging populations in Florida and throughout the United States, the delivery of social work services for diverse groups of elders will become increasingly critical. Service needs currently exist and will continue to develop along a continuum of care in public, private-not-for-profit and private-for-profit settings. In response to these evolving needs, the School of Social Work developed a certificate program to ensure that there are competently prepared, master's-level social workers to meet the biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of South Florida's diverse elder populations. This certificate program is open only to M.S.W. students.

Program Requirements
1. SOW 6646, Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Elders and Families;

2. Two approved SOW graduate-level courses related to practice with elders;

3. One master's-level Field Education placement (6 credits) specializing in service outreach to diverse elders;

4. A Master of Social Work degree.

Child Welfare Certificate
The graduate-level Child Welfare certificate program, open only to students enrolled in the School of Social Work, prepares students for a career in working with abused or neglected children and their families. The certificate program provides a foundation of knowledge in practice, policy and programs that impact vulnerable children's lives. Students develop practice skills in areas relevant to children's services, including substance abuse and family violence. Depending on funding, internships may be available. Call 561-297-3234 for information.

Program Requirements
1. Six credits of SOW courses that focus on child welfare;

2. Six credits of master's level Field Education placements (SOW 6535 and SOW 6536) with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or a private agency approved by the School of Social Work that has contracted with the DCF to provide the same child protection services as the public agency;

3. Completion of a Master of Social Work degree.

Doctoral Program

Doctor of Social Work

More information about this program to come soon.

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School of Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty:
Bourassa, S., Director; Dumbaugh, E.; Henn, P.; Li, Y.; Mitsova, D.; Muriente, S.; Saginor, J.; Schnidman, F.

Mission
The School of Urban and Regional Planning is a locus of scholars, teachers, practitioners, agents and students committed to the continuous improvement of urban regions and the planning enterprise through research, teaching and service.

The School provides an environment to discuss, develop and disseminate new ideas and concepts and contribute to the practice of planning directed toward a future that is environmentally, economically and humanly beneficial. The focus of work relies on the recognition and use of multi-scalar connections and interactions of systems and planning activities. The School encourages involvement in a range of governance activities, including policy framework development, participatory decision-making and community stewardship. It also seeks to exploit the potential of emerging technologies and collaborative engagement in creative and innovative ways.

Current initiatives include global urban networks, climate change, metropolitan form, disaster management, place making, healthy cities and housing market issues.

Information

Students who seek additional information should contact the School of Urban and Regional Planning at 954-762-5652.

Link to Bachelor of Urban Design

Link to Honors Program

Link to Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs

Link to Master's Program

Link to Graduate Certificates

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
(Minimum of 120 credits required)

The Bachelor Urban and Regional Planning (B.U.R.P.) is a professional program that provides students with the knowledge base and analytical and design skills to address issues that affect the quality of life in neighborhoods, suburbs, cities and regions. The curriculum consists of planning lecture courses, design courses and professional practice courses that give students real-world planning experience. Students select courses from a wide variety of electives that allow them to focus on topics of particular interest. Graduates of the program qualify for positions in a variety of public and private organizations, including local and state planning departments, nonprofit organizations and private-sector planning and development firms.

Admission Requirements
All students must meet minimum admission requirements of the University. Please refer to the Admissions section of this catalog for a more detailed discussion.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Degree Requirements
All students in the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning program must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including the following:

1. Satisfaction of all University requirements for baccalaureate degrees;

2. The last 30 upper-division credits (3000/4000-level courses) must be earned in residence at FAU;

3. At least 39 credits of Planning Core courses;

4. At least 6 credits of approved upper-division Elective courses from specific departments, see list below;

5. At least 15 credits of Free Electives;

6. An internship (as part of the Planning Core) of 3 credits;

7. A minimum grade of "C" is required for each core course.

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Urban and Regional Planning Program

Planning Core Courses - 39 credits
Planning and Growth Management URP 3000
3
Planning Methods URP 4011
3
City Structure and Change URP 4055
3
Planning Implementation Strategies URP 4120
3
Public Budgeting and Finance PAD 4223
3
Introduction to Visual Planning Technology URP 4254
3
Plan Making and Design URP 4343
3
Sustainable Cities URP 4403
3
Capital Facilities Planning URP 4730
3
Site Planning URP 4870
3
Planning Design Studio URP 4920
3
Planning Practice URP 4945
3
Planning Project URP 4979*
3

* URP 4979 is designed for students approaching the completion of their program.

Elective Courses - 6 credits
Students must select two upper-division electives appropriate to their field of study; these may be any 3000/4000-level course from the following departments: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Communications, Economics, Finance, Geosciences, History, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning. Below is a list of suggested electives.
American Environmental History AMH 3630
3
Economics of the Public Sector ECO 4504
3
Urban and Regional Economics ECP 3603
3
Environmental Economics ECP 4302
3
Environmental Issues in Atmospheric
and Earth Science EVR 3019
3
Tourism and Commercial Recreation GEO 4542
3
Introduction to Mapping and GIS GIS 3015C
3
Remote Sensing of Environment GIS 4035C
3
Coastal and Marine Sciences GLY 3731
3
Earth Systems and Resources GLY 4012C
3
Public Management and Administration PAD 3003
3
Managing for Excellence in the Public
and Nonprofit Sectors PAD 4332
3
Administrative Process and Ethics PAD 4604
3
State and Local Government Administration PAD 4806
3
Environmental Ethics PHI 3640
3
Law and American Society POS 3691
3
Politics of Community Development PUP 4623
3
Principles of Real Estate REE 3043
3
The Urban Community SYD 4602
3
Environmental Planning Methods URP 4420
3
Urban Development Planning Methods URP 4546
3
Free Electives - 15 credits
Second Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Planning
A second bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Planning requires 39 credits of urban and regional planning core courses.

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Bachelor of Urban Design

(Minimum of 120 credits required)

The Bachelor of Urban Design (B.U.D.) program provides a broad knowledge of the principles and practices of urban design. It is ideal for students who are interested in design of the built environment at the neighborhood, community and city scale, with an emphasis on sustainable development. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach for students who plan to pursue a professional career in an urban discipline, such as urban and regional planning, urban development policy, real estate development, municipal and planning law, as well as design disciplines, including architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level.

The program utilizes the South Florida metropolitan region as an "urban living laboratory" for the students to exercise their urban design creativity, but also covers national and global context.  Students’ experience will also benefit from partnerships forged between the BUD program and practitioners from private design and consulting firms in the South Florida metropolitan area, with both local and international experience.

Admission Requirements
All students must meet minimum admission requirements of the University. Please refer to the Admissions section of this catalog for a more detailed discussion.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Degree Requirements
The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students the option to take electives from a variety of different departments and schools. The core courses are offered in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and the School of Architecture. There are three types of core courses: lectures, studio/lab and participation in professional seminars. All students in the Bachelor of Urban Design program must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including the following:

1. Satisfaction of all University requirements for baccalaureate degrees;

2. The last 30 upper-division credits (3000/4000-level courses) must be earned in residence at FAU;

3. At least 33 credits of Urban Design Core courses;

4. At least 12 credits of upper-division approved Elective courses from specific departments, see list below;

5. At least 15 credits of Free Elective courses; and

6. A minimum grade of “C” is required for each ARC- and URP-prefixed course. If a grade below “C,” such as “C-,” is earned in an ARC- and URP-required course, the course will not count toward any portion of the 120-credit program.

The course materials taught in the core courses build upon each other. Therefore, students are highly recommended to follow the term schedules identified below. Following the term schedule is also very important in order to ensure the timely graduation of the students.

Urban Design Core Courses - 33 credits
Fall 1
Planning and Growth Management URP 3000
3
City Structure and Change URP 4055
3
Introduction to Visual Planning Technology URP 4254
3
Spring 1
Site Planning and Engineering ARC 3374
3
Plan Making and Design URP 4343
3
Urban Development Planning Methods URP 4546
3
Fall 2
Designing Safer Communities ARC 4384
3
Pre-Modern Architectural History and Theory ARC 3710
3
Planning Design Studio URP 4920
3
Spring 2
Sustainable Cities URP 4403
3
Planning Project URP 4979
3
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Elective Courses - 12 credits
Students must select at least 12 credits of upper-division electives appropriate to their field of study; these may be any 3000/4000-level course from the following departments: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Communications, Economics, Finance, Geosciences, History, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning. Below is a list of suggested electives.
Planning Methods URP 4011
3
Planning Implementation Strategies URP 4120
3
Environmental Planning Methods URP 4420
3
Directed Independent Study URP 4905
3
Dynamic Design Methods 1 ARC 4057
3
Ethics and Architecture ARC 4202
3
Contemporary Design Theories ARC 4220
3
Architecture and Urbanism Study Abroad ARC 4950
3
American Cultural Landscape GEO 4422
3
Tourism and Commercial Recreation GEO 4542
3
Urban Geography GEO 4602
3
Transportation and Spatial Organization GEO 4700
3
Introduction to Mapping and GIS GIS 3015C
3
Environmental Ethics PHI 3640
3
The Urban Community SYD 4602
3
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector PAD 4144
3
Principles of Real Estate REE 3043
3
Law and American Society POS 3691
3
Politics of Community Development PUP 4623
3
Free Electives Course - 15 credits
Free electives are taken in the College for Design and Social Inquiry and/or other FAU Colleges. Students are advised to consider additional courses listed under "Suggested Elective Courses," although other choices are permitted.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides FAU students the opportunity to achieve academic excellence beyond the level of standard coursework by completing honors-level enrichment in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design.

Students interested in pursuing honors designation in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design are required to meet the eligibility and admission requirements noted below. Each student’s honors program of study will include at least six credits in honors coursework in upper-level planning/urban design courses.

Three credits will be achieved through an Honors Compact with the mentoring faculty in a regularly taught course where the student will have the opportunity to participate in honors-level enrichment activities, prepare for individual research and demonstrate academic excellence. Students must complete the Honors Compact Proposal and Approval Form and submit it to the department chair (or the director of the honors program to which the course will be applied) no later than the “last day to drop/add courses without consequences” of the term in which the Honors Compact will be completed. The guidelines for completing an Honors Compact and the form can be found here.

In addition, students seeking honors designation are required to successfully complete the requirements for URP 4978, Honors Planning Project. Planning Project (URP 4979) is already a required course in both the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) and the Bachelor of Urban Design (BUD) programs, and therefore, no additional credits for the honors designation will be required. In case a student fails to complete URP 4978, Honors Planning Project, with a grade of “B” or higher, the credits earned may count toward her/his bachelor’s degree without the honors designation, as long as the student meets the requirements for successful completion of the capstone course in BURP or BUD.

A student who successfully completes the honors designation in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design will receive the degree with departmental honors, to be noted on the student’s transcript, along with the title of the Honors Planning Project. The Honors Planning Project will be preserved in a separate collection in the FAU Wimberly Library.

Requirements for Eligibility and Admission to the Honors Program
in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design:


(Program entry is limited to 20 percent of students within the Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design major.)

1. Completed at least five upper-level (4000) courses in BURP or BUD;

2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3 in core courses;

3. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 overall;

4. Formal application form must be submitted after completion of 90 credits no later than three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student seeks to enroll in the Honors Program.

The application package should include:

Application form to be signed by the mentoring faculty;

Unofficial transcript;

Résumé;

Personal statement;

A letter of support by the mentoring faculty.

Requirements to Maintain Eligibility in the Honors Program in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design:

1. Maintain good academic and ethical standing;

2. Maintain cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3 in core courses;

3. Maintain cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 overall;

4. In the beginning semester, complete at least one Honors Compact in upper-level planning/urban design courses with a grade of “B” or higher to prepare for independent research and honors-level enrichment;

5. Complete URP 4978, Honors Planning Project, with a grade of “B” or higher.

If any of the above standards for maintaining eligibility in the program are not met, the student will be advised accordingly on how to undertake remedial actions.

Students will not be allowed to continue in the Honors Program for:

1. Violation of the Code of Academic Integrity;

2. Any grade of less than “C” in core courses and less than “B” in the honors course and/or Honors Compact.

Honors Thesis Research in the Honors Program in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design:

Students must complete URP 4978, Honors Planning Project, (3 credits) with a grade of “B” or higher.

The honors thesis will be supervised by a thesis committee of at least two faculty with a terminal degree in the discipline and affiliation with the School of Urban and Regional Planning. The committee will review the thesis and if the student’s work is judged to meet the standards for an honors thesis, the student will be allowed to proceed with the oral defense.

If the committee determines that the student’s work on the thesis does not meet the minimal standard required for successful completion of an honors-level course, the following steps will be undertaken: The faculty supervisor will discuss with the student the specific nature of the issues that need to be addressed AND the committee will request that the student make substantive changes to the thesis within a specified period of time (typically prior to the graduation date).

If the requirements are still not met, the student will receive a grade for the course that will count toward her/his degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Urban Design, but will not receive the honors designation, as long as the student meets the requirements for a successful completion of the capstone course in BURP or BUD.

Students will be encouraged to seek topics that can be incorporated in service learning, interdisciplinary research and inquiry, creativity, civic engagement and collaboration with South Florida communities.

Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities for publication/presentation such as participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Distinction through Discovery competitions, FAU Undergraduate Research Journal, and National Collegiate Honors Society conference, among others.

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Combined Programs

Bachelor of Architecture/Master of Urban and Regional Planning

This degree continuum allows a student interested in architecture and its place in the planning of a city or region to earn a carefully sequenced pair of degrees at the same time. The School of Architecture and the School of Urban and Regional Planning created this sequence by integrating the offerings of two degree programs so that a student can graduate with both a professional B.Arch. degree and a M.U.R.P. degree after six years of full-time study.

The two-degree-combination curriculum is organized in a timeframe where courses for one major will integrate as elective courses in the other. The thesis year combines planning and architecture courses, preparing students to sequence their thesis project for architecture and their final planning course as the culmination of their undergraduate professional degree and their graduate degree in planning.

For admission and degree requirements, refer to the description of this program under the School of Architecture heading in this section.

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning/Master of Urban and Regional Planning

This five-year, combined degree program leads to both a bachelor's and master's in Urban and Regional Planning. It is available for motivated, exceptional students who wish to achieve their career goals in a fast-track format in which 12 graduate credits are used as elective credits toward the bachelor's degree. These students are provided opportunities to coordinate both required B.U.R.P. and M.U.R.P. core courses and emphasis area electives with graduate course equivalents to shorten the number of credits required for completing the two degrees without compromising the quality or scope. The combined program requires 156 credits, including 120 for the undergraduate program and 36 for the graduate program.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or state college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution.

Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual . All prerequisite courses must be completed by the School's designated date or within the first year after transferring to FAU and before reaching senior status (90 total credits).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Admission Requirements and Academic Standing
1. Applications should be submitted to the Graduate College by July 1 of the student's junior year after the student has earned 75 undergraduate credits. Admission decisions will be made prior to the start of the applicant's senior year.

2. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate FAU GPA of 3.25 or above in order to be admitted to the program. Once admitted, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

3. The GRE will be waived for students admitted into this program. Students will follow graduate application procedures, as well as departmental requirements for admission into this program. Applying students who have a minimum GPA of 3.25, have earned at least a "B" in all B.U.R.P. courses, provide a positive letter of support from a full-time School of Urban and Regional Planning faculty member and provide a strong letter of intent for graduate-level study will be eligible for admission.

4. Students must complete the 156 credits required for the combined program to obtain both the bachelor's and master's degrees. These students will be conferred with two degrees once they complete the fifth year of this program. Students will follow the requirements, policies and procedural guidelines for both the B.U.R.P. and M.U.R.P. outlines in this University Catalog.

5. Students not accepted or not allowed to continue in this program will complete the 120-credit B.U.R.P. program under the standard four-year curriculum. These students may apply to any graduate program for a more traditional time frame for entry following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

Degree Requirements
Once admitted into the program, students shall follow the suggested course sequence, completing 108 undergraduate credits, 12 graduate credits that will double as undergraduate electives and an additional 36 graduate credits.

Required Courses
Junior Year - Fall (15 credits)
Planning and Growth Management URP 3000
3
Planning Methods URP 4011
3
City Structure and Change URP 4055
3
Undergraduate Elective  
3
Undergraduate Elective  
3
Junior Year - Spring (15 credits
Capital Facilities Planning URP 4730
3
Plan Making and Design URP 4343
3
Introduction to Visual Planning Technology URP 4254
3
Undergraduate Elective  
3
Undergraduate Elective  
3
Junior Year - Summer (9 credits)
Undergraduate Elective  
3
Undergraduate Elective  
3
Site Planning URP 6873*
3
Senior Year - Fall (12 credits)
Planning Design Studio URP 4920
3
Public Budget and Finance PAD 4223
3
History and Theory of Planning URP 6101
3
Introduction to GIS in Planning URP 6270
3
Senior Year - Spring (12 credits)
Planning Implementation Strategies URP 4120
3
Sustainable Cities URP 6406*
3
URP Specialization URP 6XXX
3
URP Specialization URP 6XXX
3
Senior Year - Summer (9 credits)
Guided Practicum URP 6945*
3
Graduate Elective  
3
Graduate Elective  
3
Master Year - Fall (12 credits)
Planning Methods URP 6200
3
Urban Governance URP 6115
3
Planning Workshop URP 6920
3
Urban Regional Theory URP 6840
3
Master Year - Spring (12 credits)
Urban Design URP 6881
3
Legal Aspects of Planning URP 6131
3
Seminar in Urban Planning URP 6310
3
Planning Project URP 6979*
3
* Graduate courses used as electives toward the bachelor's degree.

Master's Program

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) is a fully accredited professional degree designed for individuals interested in careers as urban and/or regional planners. Individuals from a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds, including architecture, design, applied arts, engineering, humanities, social sciences, geography and urban and environmental studies, are encouraged to apply.

Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited school. Each applicant should have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in the last half of work attempted at the undergraduate level and scores of at least 150 (verbal) and 150 (quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (only GRE scores from within the last five years will be accepted). All applicants must submit their scores on the GRE, regardless of GPA, as well as a brief personal statement (approximately 500 words).

An international student for whom English is a second language is required to achieve a minimum score of 550 (CBT-213) or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A graduate of a college or university outside of the United States who has completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor's degree may apply for admission. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

If an applicant presents either a GPA of 3.0 or higher or GRE verbal and quantitative scores of 150 or higher, but not both, that applicant will be considered by the graduate admissions committee. The committee will review all evidence of high promise, including, but not limited to:

1. Trend of undergraduate grades;

2. Type of undergraduate degree program;

3. Mature work experience;

4. Completion of up to three graduate courses with a "B" or higher in each;

5. Scores upon retaking the Graduate Record Examination; and

6. Personal statement.

Degree Requirements
The M.U.R.P. curriculum is a two-year, 48-credit program. It is designed and structured to allow timely completion for both full-time (9-12 credits per semester) and part-time (6 credits per semester) students.

The M.U.R.P. curriculum is structured into three components: core courses (27 credits),electives (15-18 credits) and synthesis (6 credits).

M.U.R.P. Core Courses
History and Theory of Planning URP 6101
3
Urban Governance URP 6115
3
Legal Aspects of Planning URP 6131
3
Planning Methods 1 URP 6200
3
Statistics for Urban Planning
(course number pending)  
3
Introduction to GIS in Planning URP 6270
3
Urban and Regional Theory URP 6840
3
Site Planning URP 6873
3
Sustainable Cities URP 6406
3

The core component provides planning knowledge, skills and values. Planning knowledge includes: the structure and functions of urban settlements, history and theory of planning processes and practices, and administrative, legal and political aspects of plan-making and policy implementation. Planning skills focus on: problem formulation, research skills and data gathering; quantitative analysis and computers; written, oral and graphic communications; collaborative problem solving, plan-making and program design; and the synthesis and application of knowledge to practice. Discussion of planning values provides students with the basis for becoming ethical practitioners who are aware of, and responsible for, the ways their activities affect and promote societal and individual concerns.

Electives permit advanced study in planning subfields. Elective courses are offered in such areas as:

Environmental Planning

Housing, Community and Economic Development

Urban Design

Transportation and Land Use Planning

The synthesis component consists of Planning Workshop (URP 6920) and Planning Project (URP 6979) or Master's Thesis (URP 6971). Students choosing the Master's Thesis option must enroll in 3 credits of URP 6971 in each of their last two semesters in the program. An acceptable proposal must be developed in the first semester in order to continue to the second semester. Students who do not continue to the second semester of Master's Thesis must instead complete either URP 6920 or URP 6979.

Students who do not already have substantial planning work experience are also expected to gain such experience during their program through the Planning Internship (URP 6945).

Academic Standing
Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they are making satisfactory progress toward the M.U.R.P. degree. Students are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative average throughout the course of study; failure to maintain this average for two successive semesters will result in recommended dismissal. Students admitted conditionally shall satisfy all the conditions prior to earning 18 M.U.R.P. credits to avoid recommended dismissal. Only grades of "C" or higher are acceptable in fulfilling the requirements for the M.U.R.P. degree. Students may not graduate with more than one grade below a "B-" in core courses (in such cases, these courses must be repeated for a grade of "B-" or higher).

Acceptance of transfer credits from approved institutions is dependent upon the pertinence of the work to the M.U.R.P. degree requirements. Transfer of credit should normally occur at the time of admission and is limited to 6 credits. Transfer credit can be given only for courses that have not been applied to another degree or preparatory work.

Waivers from specific course (but not the associated credit) requirements may be granted upon approval of the Director of the School.

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Certificate Programs

The School offers two certificate programs described below; however, these programs are currently on hiatus.

The School also participates in interdisciplinary certificate programs, including the graduate Geographic Information Systems certificate and the graduate Environmental Restoration certificate. The requirements for these certificates are found in the College of Science section of this University Catalog.

Economic Development and Tourism Certificate
(This program is not accepting students at this time.)


This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help cities with their built and natural attractions to enhance their revenue base and improve their citizens' quality of life. The role of the economic development planner today is frequently directed at tourism in the form of urban entertainment centers, reinvigorated downtowns and waterfronts or assessing the potential value to the cost of a convention center or stadium. Urban physical attributes like greenways, urban river trails and parks also provide a base for enhancing economic development while contributing to the area's quality of life.

Students pursuing this program are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average throughout the completion of the certificate. Students cannot complete a certificate program with more than one grade below a "B-."

The Economic Development and Tourism certificate program consists of four courses that emphasize the varied inputs to a good economic development plan. The courses are:

Environmental Planning
and Society URP 6421
Introduction to Economic
Development and Tourism URP 6540
Urban Revitalization Strategies URP 6545
The Public Sector and Economic
Development Planning URP 6549

Sustainable Community Planning Certificate
(This program is not accepting students at this time.)

This certificate is directed at practicing planners, public administrators, civic leaders and neighborhood activists with social science backgrounds who wish to improve existing skills or gain new skills in reviving urban core areas, encouraging economic development and creating sustainable communities. Community revitalization is a critical element that will ultimately determine how our cities cope with increasing challenges associated with growth and change.

Students pursuing this program are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average throughout the completion of the certificate. Students cannot complete a certificate program with more than one grade below a "B-."

The certificate program consists of three required courses covering economic development, environmental planning and site planning, and one elective course. They are:

Environmental Analysis in Planning URP 6425
Urban Revitalization Strategies URP 6545
Site Planning URP 6873
Elective  

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