Academics

Explore your pathway to a profession.

Overview

As a private, not-for-profit, research university, NSU offers personalized attention and intimate class sizes coupled with the powerful academic resources of a well-rounded university. NSU has earned a national and international reputation for the quality of its more than 150 degree programs. And few other universities span this range of education on a single campus: from an award-winning early childhood education center to a respected college prep school, from innovative undergraduate degree programs to rigorous master’s and doctoral programs in law, medicine, nursing, dental medicine, business, oceanography, psychology, education, computer and information sciences, and more.  

All of this academic power is taught by exceptional, accessible faculty members who are committed to your success.  NSU gives them freedom to teach in new ways, both in and out of the classroom and in research labs. This means that you’re on an academic exploration, always grounded in real-world experience and focused on career outcomes. Classes are small, so your professors get to know you, your strengths and the places where you could use a little extra help.  And since our faculty members are active in their fields, both in research and professional connections, you learn from the people who not only know the real world – they're helping to shape it.

Students have access to modern, state-of-the-art facilities, and cutting-edge technology, as well as a variety of delivery options. Most of our programs are offered at our main campus in Fort Lauderdale, but many are also offered online, or at one of our Regional Campuses.

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Colleges, Schools, and Centers

NSU boasts 18 schools, colleges and centers that offer a full range of academic programs that span a lifetime -- from early childhood education, to a college preparatory school, from dynamic undergraduate degrees, to prestigious graduate programs. Explore your options and find what you’re looking for.

Colleges, Schools & Centers

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Degree and Program Offerings

NSU offers more than 150 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Undergraduate students can choose from more than 50 majors and 50 minors in the arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. As a prospective graduate student you can explore more than 80 master’s and doctoral programs.

Degree & Program Offerings

University School Highlights

University School Highlights

  • More than 90 percent of University School graduates are eligible for Bright Futures Scholarships.
  • 100 percent are accepted to colleges and universities throughout the United States and around the globe.

K-12 College Prep

University School is NSU’s pre-k through grade 12 college preparatory day school. The school provides a supportive environment for the development of children, teaching them to think, solve problems, and develop leadership skills within an ethical framework. Classrooms are led by some of the nation’s most enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors. Through individualized attention, they promote every student’s ability to learn, grow, and succeed academically, socially, and personally. To broaden the education horizon, emphasis is placed on encouraging and enhancing each child’s creativity, talents and interests in the classroom and beyond.

University School

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Early Childhood Education

The Mailman Segal Center for Human Development (MSC) is a multidisciplinary demonstration and professional training center for education, research, and the advancement of knowledge in early childhood, parenting, and autism across the life span. Located at the Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village, the center offers educational programs, clinical services, and academic programs in collaboration with other NSU divisions. MSC is committed to community outreach and serves as a professional training site for practicums and postdoctoral and internship opportunities.

At the core of the center is the nationally accredited Family Center Infant/Toddler and Preschool Programs. Other programs include the Parenting Place; Starting Right, and early intervention program for children at risk for. Or diagnosed with, autism; the Baudhuin Pre-school in partnership with Broward County Public Schools, serving children with autism spectrum disorder; and the Unicorn Children’s foundation Clinic, which provides assessments for children at risk for autism and offers a  specialized program for children with severe behavioral challenges.

Mailman Segal Center for Human Development

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Institutes

NSU has 10 institutes with distinct missions to provide academic programs, educational services and training, or conduct scientific research. In this area you can learn more about NSU’s cutting-edge research in marine wildlife conservation, coral reef restoration, and cancer therapies. You’ll also see how NSU is a leader in business training and education. You will also discover that you’re never too old to learn something new at NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute.

University Institutes

Distance Education

It’s part of NSU’s mission to provide convenient ways for students across the nation and all over the globe to earn a degree from Nova Southeastern University.  That’s why we offer many of our degree programs through distance education, with classes delivered outside the Fort Lauderdale area either online, or at one of our Student Educational Centers throughout Florida.

Distance Education

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Heidi MederosFor Heidi Mederos of Miami, getting braces at the age of 15 was a life-changing experience. “This made me realize where my passions lie. I interned for a year at a general dentist’s practice to make sure dentistry was the career I wanted to pursue.”

Because Mederos was highly motivated, had exceptional grades, and maintained a laser focus on her college goals from an early age, NSU accepted her into its highly selective Dual Admission Program in Dental Medicine.

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