Chemistry and Physics Building

FIU Facts

We are the 4th largest institution by enrollment in the United States.

FIU consists of two major campuses: Modesto A. Maidique campus (MMC) and the Biscayne Bay campus (BBC).

We have over 180 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs.

We are #1 in the nation to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students.

FIU provides the Golden Promise Scholarship to help students pay for college.

35% of Miami-Dade teachers have FIU degrees.

We are the top STEM school for Hispanic students.

We award more American Chemical Society (ACS) – certified bachelor chemistry degrees than any other academic institution in Florida, and we are ranked #23 in the nation.


The Biscayne Bay Campus

The Modesto A. Maidique Campus









Research Excellence

We are one of 130 institutions classified as “highest research activity – R1” in the United States.

Our Chemistry Department is ranked #11 by the National Research Council (NRC).

Our Forensics Program is ranked #3 by the NRC.

We currently have over 100 Chemistry graduate students.

FIU students presenting at the annual Conference for Undergraduate Research.

Strong Focus On Education

We have seven DBER Departments: Biology Education Research, Chemistry Education Research, Computer Science Education Research, Earth and Environmental Education Research, Engineering Education Research, Physics Education Research, and Math Education.

The STEM Transformation Institute (STEM-TI) is a multidisciplinary collaboration to research and develop effective educational practices to increase the number of well-prepared STEM professionals.

STEM Institute Faculty and Staff

We have active learning classrooms of various sizes. The largest can hold 300 students at one time.

The largest active learning classroom at FIU which holds up to 300 students. 



Want to join our team?

You can earn a PhD in Chemistry with a specialization in Chemistry Education. Learn more about our PhD program so you can start in Fall 2019 for graduate school.

We are looking for undergraduates who are interested in conducting research on how students learn chemistry. Contact Dr. Sonia Underwood or Dr. Justin Carmel.

Applications for the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at FIU are due March 1st. Learn more so you can participate next summer.