Colleges and Schools

NSU boasts 14 colleges and the NSU University School 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.

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Allopathic Medicine

As a student in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine's M.D. program, you will experience a unique hybrid problem-based learning curriculum that is more challenging and quite different from most medical school programs.

Fifty standout candidates will gain a rare opportunity few medical students ever experience. We’re seeking independent, self-starters with diverse backgrounds and life experiences, driven to become both doctors and leaders. Those who will succeed embrace innovation, collaboration and the challenge of learning how to think like a world-class researcher and physician - far beyond rote memorization.

Our program will challenge you through inspiring hands-on research, patient-centered problem-based curriculum and a unique collaborative structure no other medical school in the nation offers. You'll enter residency ahead of most med school graduates, with critical thinking skills that impress attending physicians; teamwork skills that earn you greater respect; and the internal confidence to know you can handle whatever comes your way.

About the College of Allopathic Medicine

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Arts & Sciences

NSU’s Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education programs in a broad range of disciplines, including the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, marine sciences, mathematics, biology (pre-medical, pre-health profession) and chemistry.

Research is done by faculty and students in a number of areas, including coral reefs, physics, genomics, sharks, fisheries, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. This unification of arts and sciences allows our students to flourish as creative and critical thinkers through their diverse learning experiences leading to fresh perspectives in thinking experientially and experimentally.

About the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences

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The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers a variety of business degree programs, including accounting, finance, human resource management, and public administration. Programs are available at NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, but many are also available at NSU's Regional Campuses throughout Florida and online.

About The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

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Computing & Engineering

A major force in educational innovation, the College of Computing and Engineering provides educational programs of distinction to prepare students for leadership roles in information technology. The college’s strengths include a distinguished faculty, a cutting-edge curriculum, and flexible online and campus-based formats for its bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.

About the College of Computing and Engineering

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Dental Medicine

One of the most selective dental schools in the United States, the College of Dental Medicine boasts distinguished faculty, advanced technology, and innovative curriculum that have allowed the College to create a uniquely rich learning environment for its students while earning the respect of the dental profession and dental educators throughout the world.

Students of the college benefit from our state-of-the-art educational and clinical facilities, which feature the latest in computer and video technology, and distinguished professors, recruited from throughout the United States.

About the College of Dental Medicine

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Early Childhood Education and College Preparatory

University School is a fully accredited, college preparatory day school that provides academic programs for students in preschool through grade 12. 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.

A part of NSU, University School enrolls students in the average to gifted ability range. The rigorous academic programs focus on individual growth, character development, technological competence, extracurricular opportunities, and community service.

About the University School

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Education & Criminal Justice

From first-time teachers just discovering their calling to lifelong leaders reigniting their passion, all students at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice grow in ways they never thought possible. With degree programs from B.S. to Ed.D., the Fischler College offers the most innovative, accessible, and technologically advanced programs in the nation. Courses are available online, on-site, and on campus.

About the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

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Health Care Sciences

The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences strives to train health care professionals in the art and science of improving the quality of life and health of their patents and communities. Through bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, the College’s goal is to produce highly motivated and well educated practitioners who will be integral members of the health care team.

About the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

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Honors Studies

NSU's Farquhar Honors College provides a rich educational experience for highly motivated and high achieving undergraduate students through curricular and co-curricular activities. Students in the Honors College engage in unique, thought-provoking programs and courses; benefit from the mentorship of Honors faculty; and become part of an active network of current students and college alumni.

About the Farquhar Honors College

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Innovative teaching and a 21st-century curriculum set the Shepard Broad College of Law apart from other law schools. Graduates here don’t just earn a degree—they encounter the real spirit and practice of law.

Our pioneering combination of academics and clinical experiences gives our students the knowledge and skills they need to hit the ground running and launch a successful career in the highly competitive legal marketplace upon graduation. Courses are taught by a highly visible and accomplished faculty made up of teacher practitioners.

About the Shepard Broad College of Law

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The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing is a significant provider of nursing education, offering knowledge to students in all levels of nursing. Students can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degree, while they work with highly experienced and qualified faculty members who are committed to excellence in education.

Learning is done in an interactive and engaging environment that uses the latest technology and innovative teaching strategies. The College’s mission is to prepare competent nursing leaders who have knowledge and skills that are relevant, innovative, and responsive to the rapidly changing health care trends and environments in which they practice.

About the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

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The College of Optometry stands alone as the only optometric academic institution in the state of Florida. The program will prepare you to meet the challenges of expanding primary eye care as the practice of optometry evolves over the coming decades.

The College offers training in all clinical areas, including primary care and specialties such as binocular disorders, contact lenses, low vision, ocular disease, geriatrics, pediatrics, and refractive surgery. You will also acquire a knowledge of cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, genetics, and epidemiology of eye disorders.

About the College of Optometry

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Osteopathic Medicine

As a student in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, you can anticipate a remarkable experience that includes the opportunity to pursue the degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine, as well as graduate degrees in public health, biomedical informatics, and Disaster and Emergency Preparedness.

You will train; study; interact; and share facilities, faculty members, and resources with other Health Professions Division students. This interdisciplinary approach will better prepare you to master your discipline with a sensitivity and understanding of the entire health care system. We think this is an opportunity unmatched in health professions education.

About the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

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The College of Pharmacy offers a challenging professional degree program of study in pharmacy that emphasizes the pharmaceutical sciences and patient-centered care.

Presented with the use of innovative teaching modalities and the newest technology, the curriculum is designed to prepare pharmacy graduates for life-long learning and leadership capabilities as medication therapy managers in our nation’s healthcare system. You will find our programs conducted by an exceptional, talented faculty committed to your education.

About the College of Pharmacy

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The College of Psychology, has distinguished itself nationally through its bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, offering an array of specializations for our students.

We provide opportunities for student-faculty collaboration in scientific research and offer practical training for graduate students in our Psychology Services Center, which serves children, adolescents, and adults through its outpatient programs and 13 faculty specialty clinical training programs.

About the College of Psychology