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.

  • Chemistry and Physics 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.

  • 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). *Note: Check out our new Data Visualization and Machine Learning (AI) courses starting in Fall ’24.

  • 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

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Knowledge and Truth

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Core Commitments

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

College of Arts and Sciences Events

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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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Main Campus

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11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

Pembroke Pines

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

News

Top Stories

  • Barry student attends Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society conference June 03, 2024

    On Thursday, April 4th, second-year English major Lojan Shaker excitedly headed to the Miami International Airport to fly to St. Louis, Missouri, where she presented at the annual Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society conference. She spent the weekend networking with her peers, sharing her work, and exploring the unique culture in St. Louis.

  • Congratulations to Snowbird Rubio who was recently awarded the IRES Program internship in India. February 23, 2024

    Through this internship, Snowbird will be conducting research on AI-Enabled decision analytics to advance air taxi and drone operations in highly densely populated areas to find ways to ease severe traffic congestion using new technologies.

  • Computer Science Majors Tour Kaseya Facilities February 19, 2024

    The computer science majors were thrilled to have taken a tour at the Kaseya facilities in Brickell. They toured both buildings and got a look at the daily operations of Kaseya.

  • Greet and Meet and Farewell Pizza Party November 09, 2023

    The Department gathered to connect with the students of the program and say goodbye to our graduating seniors. During that time, Dr. Jimenez and Dr. Haralambides spoke with the students about the internships and other opportunities available in our Department, and wished the graduating seniors good fortune in their future professional endeavors.

  • Dr. Andrea Greenbaum Greenbaum's new book August 03, 2023

    A 6th book published by our Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages

  • Barry Senior Earns Fulbright Scholarship May 15, 2023

    The award will take standout Spanish major Shanieya Harris to Spain, where she will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.

  • Admitted Students Day April 21, 2023

    Discover how Barry can help students break through: Join Admitted Students Day for Prospective Students and Families on April 21

  • Visions of Asturias Photo Exhibition February 28, 2023

    The María Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation and the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami), in collaboration with Barry University present the photography exhibition ‘Visions of Asturias’ from February 8 – May 7. 

  • Operation Pedro Pan - The Living Legacy Free Exhibit at Barry offers Immersive Experience February 20, 2023

    Experience the story of Operation Pedro Pan and the legacy of the Cuban children who arrived in South Florida in the 1960s through an immersive exhibit at Barry University's Living Legacy Exhibit, where you can view photography, documents and artifacts, and share your own immigration story.

  • Read Oscar Hijuelos trilogy, co-edited by Barry professor Dr. Alonso-Gallo. October 04, 2022

    On September 14, 2022, the Library of America hosted an insightful, engaging and loving tribute to Oscar Hijuelos and his writing.

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