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The Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) is a waterfront, 200-acre campus. It's home to some of FIU’s highest ranked programs and most innovative labs. It is the birthplace of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the North Miami Brewfest, and other unique activities and experiences.

BBC has its own campus culture (dubbed the Bay Life), student housing, library, and recreation center. The campus is right on the bay, literally, and because of its stunning location, it offers unique adventure recreation and one-of-a-kind access to Florida’s aquatic ecosystem.

The campus is locally managed by the Office of the Vice ProvostBBC has partnered with local institutions including MAST@FIU, the only public high school in Florida that enjoys a collaborative partnership with a public university. The campus also houses the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. OLLI provides a distinctive array of non-credit educational experiences and social engagement opportunities specifically developed for adults aged 50 or older. In partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., BBC features the ROYAL@FIU World Stage Collaborative, a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art rehearsal and production studio. Other exciting initiatives are taking shape at BBC such as the completion of a brand new FIU Immersive Studio for Altered Reality.

Campus Highlights

From state of the art research labs to food and art incubators to media and creative spaces, Biscayne Bay Campus offers it all. Take a closer look at what BBC has to offer. Our Campus highlights.

As a branch campus of FIU, the accreditation status of BBC is dependent on the continued accreditation of the university. FIU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. To learn more about the accreditation status of FIU, please visit the university’s Office of Accreditation website.

Learning by the Bay

Most degrees can completed on BBC, but the following programs are exclusive to the campus:

  • Hospitality Management Program

    FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is known as one of the top hospitality programs in the US. The integral elements of the school's rise to prominence include industry-experienced, world-renowned faculty, quality curriculum and state-of-the-art instructional facilities and laboratories. The school, as co-producer of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, provides its students the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience at one of the most prestigious gourmet gatherings in the world.

    Learn more about the Hospitality Management Program

  • Marine Sciences Program

    FIU is helping to preserve and protect the world’s oceans through education, research and engagement.

    Through our Scientific Diving Program, research and teaching labs, aquarium rooms and outdoor tank facilities as well as the world’s only underwater research facility, the Aquarius Reef Base, students get an up-close and in-depth education and an opportunity to conduct research alongside faculty.

    Learn more about the Marine Sciences Program

  • Journalism + Media Program

    From producing impactful digital media to writing press releases that lead to major headlines and engage global audiences, you will learn it all at FIU. The department provides students with an experiential-learning infused, content-producing curriculum focused on industry partnerships. Our students don't just learn in the classroom, they practice those skills by interning at industry leading companies such as the Miami Herald, NBC News, Zubi Advertising and Scripps Howard.

    Learn more about the Journalism + Media Program

  • Marketing

    With a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, you will gain a solid understanding of all business activities under the marketing umbrella — from the identification and selection of target markets, to the development, pricing, placement and promotion of goods and services, and the management of relationships among business partners and their customers. Graduates will be job-ready to pursue careers in sales, advertising, distribution and logistics, and international marketing.

    Learn more about the Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

  • Health Services Administration

    The Health Services Administration program integrates technology, research, and evidence-based practice and interdisciplinary collaboration across our nursing, athletic training, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and physical therapy programs.

    The program prepares students to become industry leaders ensuring the delivery of high quality, accessible and culturally competent care for all who need it, both locally and globally.

    Learn more about Health Services Administration

  • Creative Writing

    Our Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing provides the practicing writer the skills necessary to meet the professional standards and expectations of their chosen genre and is intended as the terminal degree for those intending to teach creative writing.

    Learn more about Creative Writing

  • Other degrees and courses

    Other degrees and courses

    The University Core Curriculum courses for almost all majors can be completed at BBC. View all Degrees & Programs.

    You may also choose to complete these degree programs entirely at BBC:

    College of Arts, Sciences & Education

    BA in English
    BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
    BA in Liberal Studies
    BA in Natural and Applied Sciences
    BA in Psychology
    BS in Marine Biology
    MFA in Creative Writing
    MA in English
    PhD in Biology
    MS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

    College of Business and Administration

    BBA in Marketing

    Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

    Bachelor of science in hospitality management with major in:

    • Beverage Management
    • Culinary Management
    • Event Management
    • Hotel/Lodging Management Restaurant/Food Service Management
    • Travel & Tourism Management

    Combined BS/MS in Hospitality Management (4+1 Program)

    Communication, Architecture + The Arts

    BS in Communications in:

    • Broadcast Media
    • Journalism

    BS in Digital Communications and Media
    BS in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication in:

    • Advertising
    • Public Relations

    MS in Global Strategic Communications
    MS in Mass Communication in:

    • Business Journalism
    • Global Strategic Communications
    • Spanish-Language Journalism
    • Student Media Advising

    Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    BS in Nursing (Accelerated Option)
    BS in Health Services Administration
    MS in Health Services Administration

Student Life

At the bay, there are so many opportunities for students to explore away from the classroom. BBC has its own branches for Student Government Association and Student Programming Council, along with campus committees for the U-Wide Black Student Union and Homecoming Council, and so much more. These student-led organizations are the backbone of BBC student life and offer a hands-on lesson in diversity, leadership, and personal development.

Despite the small campus feel, there are a growing number of clubs and organizations that offer students the chance to get involved, make lifelong friends, network and sharpen personal and professional skills.

Get Involved

Student leaders are dedicated to serving our campus, making it a fun and welcoming place with events like Bayfest Music Festival. Campus clubs organize around shared passions, cultures, or academic interests. Check out a list of student organizations on BBC to get out there.

From the halls of Wolfe University Center to kayak adventures on the bay, there's so many unique features that make BBC a gem on the water. Check out what's on campus to find out more.

Visit Campus

At our Biscayne Bay Campus, you learn in state-of-the-art facilities while surrounded by blue waters and sunny skies. You haven't seen a campus like this, so schedule your tour today!

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