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FSU-Panama Branch

FSU-Panama Campus
In the multifaceted, exquisite setting of Panama, Florida State University offers its oldest international program. For more than forty-five years, the Panama Campus of the university has served thousands of students seeking associate and bachelor's degrees. FSU-Panama is a truly international campus offering a four-year American college degree. Whether students come for a semester, a year, or more, they discover a study-abroad experience that merges seamlessly with their full college career. In one of Central America's safest and most hospitable countries, a student body comprising some fifteen different nationalities gathers for U.S.-structured higher education. The full spectrum of undergraduate studies is possible, and because Panama City is the region's major international trade center, opportunities for global learning and research are exceptional.


FSU- Panama Campus

In 1997, the Panama Canal Branch celebrated its fortieth anniversary of continuous operation on the Isthmus of Panama. Through a contractual agreement with the Army, FSU began providing education for members of the United States Armed Forces stationed in the former Canal Zone in January 1957.

From its beginnings, the program included both U.S. and Panamanian faculty and students. From 1957 to 1967, the University administered a Center in the Canal Zone. Students were required to complete the University's residence requirement at the main campus in order to earn the baccalaureate degree.

In the Spring of 1967, the Center became a degree-granting Branch of the University. Majors may be earned in Computer Science,

FSU-Panama Campus

International Affairs, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies /Business, and Social Science. Certificates may be earned in Computer Science and Criminology, and the first three years of courses leading to a Business degree which students may finish on main campus. Instruction is given by resident full-time faculty, rotating faculty from the main campus, and locally recruited adjunct faculty.

All faculty are fully qualified and have been approved by their respective department chairpersons at the main campus in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Branch has two Assistant Resident Directors who are responsible for administering the academic and administrative programs and for seeing that good academic practices and standards are maintained.

The Assistant Resident Directors are responsible to the Director of FSU College Programs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.


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