Colleges & Schools
College Of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts core of the University. The College offers a broad-based educational experience that includes quantitative analysis, the scientific method, historical and philosophical perspectives, the social sciences, foreign languages, and much more.
The goal of the College is to educate and nurture individuals to become life-long learners who positively impact their professions and society at large. Some of the opportunities in our College include: being part of an award-winning Naval ROTC program, a School of Education with impactful internship opportunities, a Communications program that allows students to create their own media outlets, an Engineering program that focuses on project-based learning, a Geography program that teaches students Geographic Information Systems’ analysis, and a Marine Science program that is a leader in studying regional water environmental issues.
Davis College Of Business
The Davis College of Business contains the Departments of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management and Decision Sciences-Information Management, Marketing, International and Sport 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 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 preparing students to be career ready, and this goal is enhanced by the strong connections to the business industry in Jacksonville.
The mission of the Davis College of Business is to empower students to achieve sustainable career success with a high quality, relevant, and applied educational experience that is delivered by faculty committed to advancing the individual development of each student. The mission is sustained and enacted through (1) an unassailable commitment to students, (2) relevant faculty intellectual contributions, (3) engagement with the business community, and (4) innovative curriculum.
Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts
The Linda Berry Stein 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
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.
Institutes Specialized Organizations
Public Policy Institute
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
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 multi-discipline 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 waste water processing and boat wash down.
QSEN Institute Regional Center at JU
The QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University addresses the challenge of building nurses and other healthcare professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work.