Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College for Design and Social Inquiry! Allow me to properly introduce you to our programs through one simple question: What does it take to build a community?

These five programs are the public services that our College offers to the world.  Essentially, we are a college of community builders and we offer a robust menu of degree programs for every stage of scholarship:

Urban and Regional Planning


Public Administration

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Social Work

We also offer a special by-invitation-only program called the Soar-in-4 Scholars Program, designed to help keep students on track to graduate in four years or less and to maximize their experience at FAU every step of the way.  For more information about the Soar-in-4 Scholars Program, please contact Fabio Rojas in CDSI Advising Services.

Thank you for your interest in the College for Design and Social Inquiry.  We would be honored to welcome you here.

Go Owls,

Wesley E. Hawkins, Ph.D., MSW
Dean and Professor
College for Design and Social Inquiry
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.4169
Fax: 561.297.4172
Email: whawkins@fau.edu