Florida Atlantic University Reviews - Biology

4.12 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
  • Boca Raton (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,276
93% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 17 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Gabrielle Rind - 6/29/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I truly enjoyed my undergraduate experience at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Over the years, I found more and more opportunities that FAU offers to students. For example, there are many teaching opportunities for undergraduates who perform well in certain classes such as Biology or Chemistry. Many of these are paid positions for students looking to work on campus. FAU has a great Student Government (SG) as well. I had the privilege to work as a student employee with FAU's SG for over two years. I was able to make incredible connections and it allows you to make an impact on campus. For those who want to pursue research, most of the science faculty members are actively doing research and have undergraduate students working in their labs. A great way to get involved in a lab is to do well in courses and discuss your research interests with them during office hours. FAU also has multiple research programs. I was involved in the Honors Research Program within the Biology dept as an undergraduate. The program allowed me to do research for over a year with a great mentor. Most of the faculty at FAU are really incredible and want you to succeed. I would highly recommend FAU to someone who is looking to pursue a degree in science."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alexis Waechter - 6/26/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Undergraduate was amazing and an interesting. FAU had amazing professor and classes that allowed me to learn so much about science. Professors were there to challenge me and help me learn. I was able to be challenged by exams and earn my first C. By earning my first C, college taught me that even if you try hard you may not succeed. You are not the only one struggling and you are not the only who has ever received a C. College was a challenge, mentally and physically but it was worth the ride."
4.3 out of 5 stars
William Meleance - 3/26/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I highly recommend Florida Atlantic University to anyone who is wants to pursue a degree in biology. The counselors are very helpful and really care about the students success. The athletic programs are great here though and it's fun to go to all of the games, football, basketball, lacrosse, etc. With the science department, you'll get a TA that doesn't speak English well about 1/4th of the time but the professors all know what they are talking about and for the most part teach well (there's always a few bad ones no matter where you go). The TA's and professors try their best to help out the students, especially if you personally ask. I don't regret coming here because it's cheap for me (in-state, presidential scholarship) and I'm learning a lot academically. The social life was never a huge part to me because I still have made a few good friends and don't go to lots of parties anyways. I would recommend anyone considering FAU to give it a good chance and possibly visit as any kind of person could succeed and have a good time here."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Krystyna Powell - 12/30/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I was a double major in Biology and English at FAU, and graduated within 4 years with both degrees. While undergraduate advisors are seemingly helpful, FAU offers a wide variety of student success services. Being a double-major, I spent considerable time at FAUs Writing Center and Math-Learning-Center. My teachers varied in their educational style, and all of my biology labs were fun and hands-on. Some of my labs took field trips to the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and the Indian River Lagoon. Being marine focused, I was lucky enough to attend FAUs Semester-by-the-Sea (marine-science based course load). All of FAUs campuses are beautiful, and the locations are amazing. I would recommend this school to students who are self-motivated and independent."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Krystyna Powell - 12/29/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I was a double major in Biology and English at FAU, and graduated within 4 years with both degrees. While undergraduate advisors are seemingly helpful, FAU offers a wide variety of student success services. Being a double-major, I spent considerable time at FAUs Writing Center and Math-Learning-Center. My teachers varied in their educational style, and all of my biology labs were fun and hands-on. Some of my labs took field trips to the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and the Indian River Lagoon. Being marine focused, I was lucky enough to attend FAUs Semester-by-the-Sea (marine-science based course load). All of FAUs campuses are beautiful, and the locations are amazing. I would recommend this school to students who are self-motivated and independent."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Find Another Unversity - 9/26/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"If you are out of state and 100% establish residency good luck getting it! I spent 5 years fighting with them to get it they are cons! On top of that if you have loan refunds to receive... You guessed it good luck! If you want to get railed every year this is 100% the school for you! Professors couldn't care less about you either! I asked a professor for a letter of recommendation they said they would glady do one for me... guess who spent a year blowing up their email and never got a letter! I highly highly recommend you dont send your kid or if you are a student don't go here! I guarantee you will regret it! The quality of education here is worse than anything I have ever seen! Oh ya good luck trying to understand your professors by the way 90% of them barely speak English as if the material wasn't hard enough as it is... If you do go here pray to whatever higher power you believe in that you have a student teacher because that is the only time you will actually learn something."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Samira Matar - 9/25/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University has a great biological sciences program. I believe that it is one of the best here in south Florida, and not because I graduated from this school but it is because I have met students from other colleges that studied under the same major but they have not been exposed to amount of material as I have. Florida Atlantic University's program offers biological classes from many different subfields like microbiology, marine botany, plant physiology, anatomy and physiology, molecular genetics of again, biology of cancer, medical bacteriology, immunology, and so many more classes are offered. I had an interest in biological bases of behavior and comparative animal behavior and I took those classes as electives and its so wonderful to be able to get exposed to all these different fields because when you are an undergraduate you do not really know what you want to do, but this programs exposes you to just about everything so that you can know where your passion lies."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Krystyna Powell - 6/29/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"One of my greatest academic achievements was concluding my undergraduate education as a double-major at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and English in four years. As a double major I have had the luxury of studying a variety of subjects in the humanities that not only strengthened my critical thinking skills but were also enjoyable and enlightening. My greatest and most rewarding experience as an undergrad was attending FAUs Semester by the Sea Program (SBTS) on the Harbor Branch Campus. Completely submersed in the field of Marine Biology, along with hands on experience, reinforced and solidified my intense desire to study and research marine biology. SBTS provided me the opportunity to experience the different aspects of marine research, as well as present my own research to my peers in a seminar-like setting."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Ivii - 6/3/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"FAU was my college for two degrees, and the experiences of each degree were similar. The teachers varied in their educational style, some better than others. The advising offices were lacking, but overall assisted me in gaining acceptance into a graduate program elsewhere. The campus is beautiful, and the location is amazing. I would recommend this school to students who are self-motivated. Those who are good at researching and implementing solutions by themselves will succeed."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Czdari Lee - 5/30/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The school it self is very nice with immaculate facilities and exceptional teachers, however, there is a vast disconnect between advising offices when a student like me is getting a minor unrelated to my major while also being a part of the University's Honors program. In total, I had 10 advisers over the course of my 4 years at FAU, and I didn't even transfer from a different school. I never had the same adviser twice, and none of them know how to help me."
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