Barry University is one of the private Catholic universities which was established in the year of 1940. The college had been founded in the year of 1940 in the Miami Shores in the state of Florida in the United States. The university is in the suburb part of the north of the Downtown Miami. The University is also the member and the part of the Roman Catholic Archidocese of the state of Miami and also is one of the largest Catholic universities which is situated in the southeast. The private university has got Sr Linda Bevilacqua as the current working president. At the beginning of the establishment of the university it was started as a women’s college by Rev. Patrick Barry, Bishop of St. Augustine and also his sister Rev Mother Mary Gerald Barry who were siblings. The original campus consisted of five other buildings and then Mother Barry served as the president from the year of 1940 to the year 1961. Then on the 13th of November in the year of 1981, the Barry College turned into Barry University. The Barry University had six Adrian Dominican Sisters who did the works of the president, who are as follows along with their active years, Mother M. Gerald Barry, 1940-1961; Mother M. Genevieve Weber, 1962–1963; Sister M. Dorothy Browne, 1963–1974; Sister M. Trinita Flood, 1974–1981; Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, 1981–2004; and Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, 2004–present. The motherhouse of the sisters is in Adrian, Michigan.
Talking about the facilities provided by the Barry University, Barry University's main campus is in Miami Shores, Florida. While the main campus is in Miami Shores, Barry University offers more than a few enduring adult education classes at other sites in Florida. Barry University has a campus in Orlando containing the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and a campus in Saint Petersburg that has the second branch of its Physician Assistant Program. Barry University also has a campus on the island of St. Croix where a third area office of its Physician Assistant Program is situated. There are 40 buildings at the Miami Shores campus. These enclosed technology laboratories and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library have more than 710,000 items, including 2,600 periodical titles, 5,000 audiovisual items, 150 electronic records, and an "excellent Catholic American collection." The library also contains a collection of credentials pertaining to Operation Pedro Pan.
Barry University offers more than 60 conventional undergraduate programs, increased speed bachelor's programs designed particularly for working adults, and more than 50 graduate programs (many of these with evening/weekend classes) in 9 schools. Student to faculty ratio is 14:1.
· School of Adult and Continuing Education
· School of Arts and Sciences
· School of Business
· School of Education
· School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences
· School of Law (Dwayne O. Andreas)
· School of Natural and Health Sciences
· School of Nursing
· Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
· School of Social Work
The University also provides several programs while it has some programs for the undergraduates which are as follows:
Liberal Studies (BLS)
Specialization in Behavioral Sciences Liberal Studies (BLS)
Specialization in Literature & HumanitiesLiberal Studies (BLS)
Specialization in PsychologyLiberal Studies (BLS)
Specialization in Social WelfareBachelor of Public Administration (BPA)
Administration (BS) Specialization in Health Services AdministrationAdministration (BS)
Specialization in Human Resources Administration Studies Administration (BS)
Specialization in Organizational Leadership Administration (BS)
Specialization in Personal Financial Planning online Health Service Administration (BS)
Information Technology (BS)
Information Technology (BS)
Specialization in Information Systems Administraion Information Technology (BS)
Specialization in Network and Systems EngineeringInformation Technology (BS)
Specialization in Software Engineering
Talking about the athletes of the Barry University, the university had become the member of the Sunshine State Conference. The membership had been from the month of the June in the year of 1988. The SSC subsidize championships in 14 sports for men and also for the women: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women's golf, rowing, men’s and women's soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. Sunshine State Conference teams have won NCAA Division II national championships in baseball, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, volleyball, and men’s and women’s tennis. SSC teams are also nationally recognized in rowing. Furthermore the athletics subdivision at Barry University follows the university's assignment in recognizes the existence of God through nourishing and clean competition, companionship among participants, good sportsmanship, and equality of opportunity exclusive of one's sex, race, or religious association. A caring atmosphere is provided by pledging the academic, physical, and emotional well-being of our student-athletes through the management provided by a well-qualified teaching/professional staff, academic maintain services, inclusive health care and coverage, and safe playing and perform circumstances.
The Barry University has got its own missions which are as follows:
· Embrace the intellectual life through study, research and reflection as a means to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to the refinement of the human spirit.
· Understand the value of looking for a personal response to the being there of God in their lives.
· Reflect on the fundamental questions of human experience and study the responses to these questions proposed by the liberal arts and sciences.
· Pursue continued spiritual, intellectual, physical, and professional growth and development.
· Demonstrate concern for all individuals in an atmosphere where Gospel values prevail, where people care for and about one another, where diversity is embraced, where individuals are nourished.
· Assume accountability in religious, social, economic, environmental, and political relationships as a means of effecting needed alter in the Dominican tradition of protester justice.