With its world-class faculty leading the field in the areas of teaching and scientific research, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry explores collaborations with local, national, and international agencies and research facilities. The department works closely with campus partners such as the International Forensic Research Institute, the Southeastern Environmental Research Center and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics brings together the award-winning instruction of two FIU departments. With more than 50 faculty members, the department provides undergraduate and graduate opportunities in research, consultation, mentorship, teaching and competition.
The Department of Philosophy offers both a minor and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary Master’s of Arts in Liberal Studies. The department hosts a diverse lecture series and actively engages in academic research with work published in acclaimed scholarly journals. FIU’s Department of Philosophy represents the core of humanity in SISH.
Covering a wide range of subfields, the Department of Physics has research groups in Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics Education, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Physics, and Laser and Optical Physics. The department is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy. Currently the department has over 30 full-time faculty members and operates a fully equipped machine shop and an electronic design and repair facility in support of its research activities. The department also runs the Stocker AstroScience Center located on the MMC campus.
The Department of Psychology has a strong undergraduate curriculum, preparing students to pursue post graduate educational and career opportunities. The department also has been at the leading edge in graduate education at FIU, emerging as one of the first doctoral programs to break ground at the university and gaining national prominence for its outstanding faculty and programs. It seeks to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and application.