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College of Arts and Sciences

Unleash your potential

Our Departments

  • Biology Department

    The Department of Biology offers the opportunity to study life at all levels. The diverse course of study helps you develop critical thinking skills as you examine scientific knowledge from various biology sub-disciplines.

  • Communication Department

    Offering multiple majors and home to all of Barry’s student media, Communication is a popular department and a hub of student activity on campus.

  • English and Foreign Languages Department

    A major or minor in English can provide you with strong credentials as well as intellectual rewards. We offer 3 options for the major: general English studies, Professional Writing, and Literature.

  • Fine Arts Department

    Based upon the tradition of the liberal arts, the Fine Arts at Barry (art, design, dance, music, photography, and theatre) provide students with a broad foundation in the methods, practical skills, and historical context of each discipline.

  • History and Political Science Department

    The Department of History and Political Science offers students a solid foundation in preparing them for fulfilling careers in the fields of law, international studies, history, government, politics, business, media and teaching.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science Department

    Our department offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science (CS), and Computer Information Sciences (CIS) (with two specialization options in Cybersecurity and Multimedia).

  • Physical Sciences Department

    We offer foundational and advanced courses in Chemistry and Physics. Students may obtain one of two undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with specialization in Biochemistry.

  • Psychology Department

    Grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts, the study of psychology offers students the opportunity to engage in scientific inquiry into human thought, emotion, and behavior in order to formulate important questions and discover meaningful answers.

  • Sociology and Criminology Department

    Choosing to major in sociology or criminology at Barry University has many advantages. The curriculum is challenging and comprehensive with an emphasis on issues of social justice.

  • Theology and Philosophy Department

    The disciplines of theology and philosophy provide distinct, yet complementary, foundations for your search for truth and meaning in the light of human experience.

General Information About the College

We know what you expect out of your professors - excellent teachers who work hard to provide you with the best education possible. Our professors choose to come to Barry because teaching is important to them. Even though they are active in research, scholarship, and creative/performance activities, Barry faculty are focused on your learning first. They will guide you to put what you learn in the classroom into practice through a wide variety of learning activities.

You'll have many opportunities to make a difference in the world. From assisting Haitian youth in building literacy and life skills, to bridging the digital divide in a Liberty City neighborhood, to fighting against domestic violence, our students are changing the world for the better.

More About the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office

Whether you love the arts, the humanities, or the sciences, our 10 departments offer you stimulating academic programs that prepare you to meet future challenges with confidence and knowledge.

College Highlights


    Small class sizes

    Program Flexibility

    Program Flexibility

    Knowledge And Truth

    Knowledge and Truth


    Inclusive Community

  • Classes

    Small class sizes

  • Program Flexibility

    Program Flexibility

  • Knowledge And Truth

    Knowledge and Truth

  • Inclusive

    Inclusive Community

Core Commitments

  • Knowledge And Truth

    Knowledge and Truth

    Barry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society.

  • Inclusive

    Inclusive Community

    Barry is a global, inclusive community characterized by interdependence, dignity and equality, compassion and respect for self and others. Embracing a global world view, the University nurtures and values cultural, social and intellectual diversity, and welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all faith traditions.

  • Collaborative Service

    Collaborative Service

    Barry is committed to serving local and global communities through collaborative and mutually productive partnerships. The University accepts responsibility to engage with communities to pursue systemic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.

  • Social Justice

    Social Justice

    Barry expects all members of our community to accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equality, to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The University promotes social justice through teaching, research and service.

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Dean's Awards

Each year, faculty in each of the ten Arts and Sciences departments submit their top recommendations to the Dean for their outstanding undergraduate graduating student(s). From this pool of candidates, the Dean along with a selection committee choose an outstanding graduate for the fields of Humanities and Theology, Mathematics and Sciences, and Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Characteristics that the candidates are judged on include scholarly achievement, leadership, and service within the Barry community as well as outside the university.

View Recipients

Academics Program Offerings

There are about as many paths through life as there are people, so if you're uncertain about your major, that's understandable. It's also okay to change your mind; a degree is a major commitment (no pun intended). Along the way, you'll find subjects that really intrigue you.

Uncovering your passions, and figuring out how to turn them into a rewarding career is what college is all about. We'll help you figure out how to capitalize on your interests and to select the most appropriate degree - after all, we have over a hundred to choose from.

Earn a Bachelor's and Juris Doctor Degree 3+3 Accelerated Program

A partnership between Barry University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, the 3+3 Accelerated Program enables qualified students to earn a Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the typical seven. This means that your senior year of college can double as your first year of law school!

Students who are eligible for this rigorous program enjoy full access to School of Law faculty and resources, including our trial and moot court competition teams and our five in-house legal clinics.

The School of Law also offers a variety of externship opportunities that allow you to practice law under the supervision of accomplished attorneys. The Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is located in Orlando, Florida. Students who are accepted into the 3+3 Accelerated Program will be expected to attend classes and/or extracurricular events on the Orlando campus.

How Do I Qualify for the Program?

The 3+3 Accelerated Program enables qualified students to earn a Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the typical seven.

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Locations Miami is not the only location!

Main Campus


11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

Palm Beach


9123 N. Military Trail, Suite 206, West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Pembroke Pines


15900 Pines Boulevard, Suite 200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027


Top Stories

  • Barry Alum, Kellyn George Featured in One Young World 2020 Impact Report November 09, 2021

    Dominican native and One Young World Ambassador, Kellyn George, joins her colleagues who are today being featured in the One Young World’s 2020 Impact Report.

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    Join us in celebrating our newest Professor Emeriti! October 25, 2021

    We’d like to congratulate and honor several College of Arts and Sciences faculty members who have recently been granted the honorary title of Professor Emeritus!

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    Making Strides In Public Relations: Our First Alumnus Earned A Certificate In Principles Of Public Relations August 10, 2021

    Joselie LaGuerre is the first Barry graduate and member of the BarryU student chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) to earn a Certificate in Principles of Public Relations.

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    Catching Up With Luca McLeod July 09, 2021

    “Ever since I heard about Barry University’s four core commitments during those first few days on campus, I told myself that by the time I graduated, I wanted to have excelled at each one of them, not as an end goal, but as the foundation to the rest of my life.”

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    Chemistry Grads Shine In The Pharmaceutical Field July 06, 2021

    Finding your perfect job in the pharmaceutical field is all about chemistry — literally!

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    Catching Up With 2019, Paris Razor, Who Is Headed To Grad School June 24, 2021

    In 2019, Paris Razor graduated from Barry with a double specialization in literature and professional writing. Since then, she has worked as the America Reads Coordinator at Miami-Dade College, and is preparing to take on a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.

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    Celebrate Some Of Our Award-Winning Students With Us! June 21, 2021

    At Barry University, we love when our students’ amazing talents are recognized and appreciated.

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    Congratulations To Our Assistant Professor Dr. Pierre-Yves Jean-Charles May 18, 2021

    Barry University would like to recognize and congratulate our Assistant Professor, Dr. Pierre-Yves Jean-Charles, for being selected to participate in the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) program!

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    Watch: “Violence, Neglect, And Well-Being During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons From South Florida” May 03, 2021

    On Thursday, April 8, the Department of Sociology and Criminology presented a virtual panel discussion titled “Violence, Neglect, and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from South Florida.”

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    Biology And Chemistry Alum Peter Nwokoye, Class Of 2016, Earns Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship April 22, 2021

    As a Chemistry and Biology double major at Barry University, Peter Nwokoye got his first taste of biomedical research as a student assistant analyzing the impact of embryonic alcohol exposure.

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