Our programs help you develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary for success in your professional career along with the philosophical, scientific and artistic habits of mind indispensable in a democratic society and a rewarding personal life.
Scientific research strengths are in marine and environmental sciences and in biotechnology. Faculty also translate research experience directly to students through undergraduate research and internship experiences, which are included in all science program requirements. CAS has offsite research facilities at the Vester Marine Field Station and at the Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden. We also partner with the Bangor University in Wales and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.
Civic engagement remains a strong endeavor with faculty serving the university and Southwest Florida communities through outreach and service on community boards at the state, national and international levels. CAS students are required to enroll in a core course, Foundations of Civic Engagement, which includes a required community service project. Major projects that serve the community include: oyster reef restoration, Bower School of Music & the Arts performances, Art Gallery exhibits, theatre performances, the Dominican Republic & Guatemala Service Learning Project and Egan Observatory astronomical events.
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