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The College of Arts & Sciences encompasses the divisions of Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, pre-professional and Navy ROTC programs.
The Davis College of Business contains the Departments of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management and Decision Sciences-Information Management, Marketing & International Business; and the School of Aviation.
The Davis College of Business prepares students to enter the dynamic and complex world of business. The philosophy that guides the educational process is to provide the working knowledge necessary for success to exhibit leadership skills in an organization, and to integrate this knowledge from the various disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management into a meaningful whole. Theory is combined with a practical and pragmatic approach to the effective and efficient utilization of resources. Careful attention is given to the increasing importance of resource scarcity and an understanding of the global environment in which the business community operates.
The mission of the Davis College of Business is to deliver high quality educational programs that develop leaders who create and promote ideas with a strategic mindset; demonstrate their business expertise; lead organizations toward economic success; and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. The College will create and disseminate applied business knowledge that contributes to the advancement of business education and practice.
The College of Fine Arts is dedicated to giving to each individual student the instruction and guidance needed to realize his or her full artistic and intellectual potential, and provide each student with ongoing opportunities for performance and exhibition, as well as personal attention. The College has three divisions: the Division of Visual Arts; the Division of Music; and the Division of Theatre and Dance.
Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences contains the highly-regarded Keigwin School of Nursing, School of Orthodontics and the newly created School of Applied Health Sciences. The College of Healthcare Sciences prepares students, residents and fellows to join a workforce community of healthcare professionals who provide exemplary service and to care for a diverse population of individuals. It is committed to preparing healthcare professionals for careers defined by excellence in practice, community service and lifelong professional development. Teaching, research and community engagement serve as core values. As part of the ongoing strategic plan, the College of Healthcare Sciences will develop new undergraduate and graduate health sciences and certificate programs while strengthening and expanding current programs to meet identified and/or emerging needs in healthcare; integrate evidence-based practice into rigorous academic and clinical programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; leverage state-of-the-art simulation and technology to enhance student interdisciplinary learning and faculty teaching; build infrastructure to support faculty research opportunities; cultivate community partnerships to provide training/internships and future employment opportunities for students at all levels; and recruit and retain a diverse student body and faculty.
The School of Education (SOE) offers three unique programs which generate highly qualified teachers. Students can enroll in the 5-year Elementary Education B.S./M.Ed. program, the online Masters in Reading Education program, or a double major option in Secondary Education. Each academic program incorporates the SOE’s connected-learning approach to education through supportive faculty-teacher relationships, curriculum based on current best practices and research, and varied field-based experiences.
Our State-Approved 5-year Masters in Elementary Education program allows students to graduate not only with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education but with a Master's Degree in Education as well. Our program is approved by the State of Florida which means that the program meets all the State of Florida Department of Education requirements. Graduates are eligible for professional teaching credentials covering Elementary Education (K-6), Reading (K-12), and ESOL (K-12).
The Masters of Education in Reading Education is committed in making differences in K-12 children’s literacy experiences at the classroom, district, and state levels. The goal is to prepare highly-qualified teachers of reading who can critique and synthesize reading theory, apply diagnostic assessments, and incorporate instructional practices into curricular programs to enrich K-12 children’s educational outcomes.
The Secondary Education major is offered as a double major option available only to those students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in a primary major and planning to teach grades 6-12. While the primary major will prepare the student to be knowledgeable with respect to subject area content, the Secondary Education double major is designed to include pedagogical best practices along with field experiences as well as student teaching. This is not a state approved program. Information regarding teacher certification in Florida can be found at www.fldoe.org.
The Public Policy Institute offers a two-year Masters in Public Policy (MPP) degree, which is the first MPP Program in Florida. In addition, the Institute has established the first Master in Public Policy dual degree programs in the state. This includes the Master in Public Policy-Juris Doctor in conjunction with Florida Coastal School of Law (MPP-JD), Master in Public Policy-Master of Business Administration (MPP-MBA) and Master of Public Policy-Marine Science (MPP-MS) joint degree programs.
Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) focuses on the St. Johns River estuary and coastal marine ecosystems. The MSRI is a LEED certified Gold facility by the U.S. Green Building Council. The University’s goal is to provide a premier biological and marine environmental research and educational facility for northeast Florida. JU has offered an undergraduate marine science major since 1978, and offers Masters of Arts and Masters of Science degrees in marine science. The MSRI is a multidiscipline facility which also houses the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Millar Wilson Laboratory for Chemical Research, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Laboratory for Northeast Florida. Sustainable features include solar hot water and rain water harvesting for wastewater processing and boat wash down.