Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Introduction

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico is a private, nonprofit higher education institution, with Christian roots. For over 100 years, it has been dedicated to preparing students in all branches of the humanities, social, and scientific work. It has served as a cultural bridge between North America and Latin America.

Rev. John Will Harris founded the institution in 1912, as an elementary and high school, as the Polytechnic Institute of Puerto Rico, in Lomas de Santa Marta, San Germán. It is there where the San Germán Campus is located today.

In 1927, the first college class graduated.

In 1944, the institution was accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Secondary Schools, becoming the first liberal arts college to receive such accreditation in Puerto Rico and outside the continental United States. This accreditation has been maintained through the years.

The University offers academic programs in eleven academic units, namely: Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Metropolitan, Ponce, and San Germán; and two professional schools, the School of Optometry and the School of Law. There also is an online academic offering with over 50 programs in Spanish and English.

Currently, the Inter American University of Puerto Rico maintains an enrollment of about 40,000 students, representing 21% of the university student population and 35% of students enrolled in private institutions in Puerto Rico.

School of Aeronautics

INTER includes a School of Aeronautics dedicated to training professionals for the aviation industry, airport management, and airlines. The institution offers a Bachelor of Aviation Management and a Bachelor of Aircraft Systems Management (Professional Pilot), the only program accredited in Latin America by the prestigious Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). The School has its own hangar, modern flight simulators, and a fleet of ten aircraft for flight training. The School of Aeronautics is located at the Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport in Isla Grande, San Juan.

School of Engineering

The Bayamón Campus offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, all three accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Campus is also pursuing the accreditation of the Computer Engineering program. The accreditation helps to attest the commitment of the academic programs with continuous quality assessment and improvement. ABET accredits approximately 3,600 programs at over 700 colleges and universities in 29 countries.

One of our most recent developments in graduate studies is the development of two new modalities of Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master in Engineering. In each modality two specializations are offered: Aerospace and Energy. The campus also offers two specializations of master degrees in Electrical Engineering: The specialization in Control Systems and the specialization in Power Systems.

Department of Business Administration

Some of our Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Council is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence on a diverse and global scale. Please do not hesitate to ask for more information regarding this accreditation.

Other Academic Offerings in:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences and Chemistry
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Tourism
  • Social Work

About Puerto Rico

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. Puerto Ricans are American citizens, thus, they share the same legal system and use the dollar (USD) as their official currency. If you are an international student, you must request a visa, which upon approval, will allow you to travel anywhere within the United States of America. The regional airports, as well as the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, offer flights to and from the most important cities in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Benefits of Studying in Puerto Rico

  • High-quality education: Puerto Rico is governed by the exact same standards as higher education institutions in the USA.
  • Solid educational system: INTER is licensed by the Council on Education of Puerto Rico, and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which is the same association that serves higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the Virgin Islands, and others.
  • Affordable and strategic education: The cost per academic credit is an average of one third when compared to public institutions in the USA, and complies with the same quality standards. Also, because of our Latin American idiosyncrasy and our political relationship with the USA, we offer a unique platform for the better understanding of both Anglo-Saxon and international civil rights. This flexibility further serves as an added value to the education that we offer our students, where they are geared towards becoming global citizens.
  • Bilingual experience: Puerto Rico has two official languages – Spanish and English – making INTER the optimal destination for those interested in learning Spanish, without having to completely rely or depend on it for their day to day activities and habitual functionality.
  • Privileged year-round climate: The temperature fluctuates within the 80°F range all year, which is ideal for sports and outdoor activities. There is an incredible cultural richness influenced by our European, African, and indigenous Taíno Indian traditions.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Programs

This school also offers:

BBA

Bachelor in Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development (B.B.A.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Arecibo Barranquitas Bayamón Fajardo Guayama San Juan San Germán Ponce + 7 more

The Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development Program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the principles that govern the commercial development of companies and their business activities. [+]

The Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development Program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the principles that govern the commercial development of companies and their business activities.

The Bachelor’s in Business Administration Program with a major in Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development seeks to prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to explore self-employment as a feasible alternative in their professional career or to occupy a position as a business manager.

The student is presented with the concepts, principles and fundamental practices of the different disciplines that include the development and the administration of companies and entrepreneurialism, such as: management, entrepreneurialism, accounting, marketing, economics, finance, quantitative methods and human resources.... [-]


BSc

Bachelor in Biology (B.S.)

Campus Full time August 2018 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Arecibo Barranquitas Bayamón Fajardo Guayama San Juan San Germán Ponce + 7 more

The Bachelor of Science in Biology aims to prepare professionals capable of understanding biological processes, with a multidisciplinary approach. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Biology aims to prepare professionals capable of understanding biological processes, with a multidisciplinary approach.

It provides experiences that will help them identify, analyze and solve problems of biological order using scientific methods.

It fosters the development of knowledge, laboratory skills and attitudes to practice with ethical, critical and creative responsibility. It prepares students for the workforce or to further pursue graduate studies.

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Bachelor in Biotechnology (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Arecibo Barranquitas Bayamón Guayama Ponce + 4 more

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology aspires to develop professionals with competencies to search for solutions into society’s problems, by applying the knowledge and skills of Biotechnology. The curriculum includes the development of skills for the appropriate administration of modern technologies applied to life in the production of consumer goods. [+]

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology aspires to develop professionals with competencies to search for solutions into society’s problems, by applying the knowledge and skills of Biotechnology.

The curriculum includes the development of skills for the appropriate administration of modern technologies applied to life in the production of consumer goods.

The Program promotes the development of responsible decision-making related to the environment, bioethics, health and industry. Graduates of this Program will be able to work in the field of biotechnology or in research. They may, also, aspire to continue graduate or professional studies.

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Bachelor in Computer Engineering (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Program includes the design of computers and systems based on computers. It focuses in the study of software and hardware and the communication and interaction between them. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Program includes the design of computers and systems based on computers. It focuses in the study of software and hardware and the communication and interaction between them.

The program includes the study and the application of theory, principles and practice of electrical engineering and the mathematics to solve problems involving the design of computers, devices and programs that interact with users and with each other.

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Bachelor in Computer Science (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Arecibo Barranquitas Bayamón Fajardo Ponce San Juan San Germán + 6 more

The Program offers a theoretical and practical preparation aimed to develop professionals focused on the mastery of knowledge related to the technical and diversified areas of the discipline. In addition, it facilitates the development of logical reasoning skills, of analysis for problem solving, programming methodologies and use of tools associated with the computation field. [+]

The Program offers a theoretical and practical preparation aimed to develop professionals focused on the mastery of knowledge related to the technical and diversified areas of the discipline.

In addition, it facilitates the development of logical reasoning skills, of analysis for problem solving, programming methodologies and use of tools associated with the computation field.

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Bachelor in Design and Development of Video-Games (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Barranquitas Bayamón Aguadilla + 1 more

The Bachelor of Science in Video Game Design and Development provides students with a theoretical foundation and appropriate practice for the complex and competitive world of the video game industry. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Video Game Design and Development provides students with a theoretical foundation and appropriate practice for the complex and competitive world of the video game industry.

The skills and techniques learned in this program will help students to design and develop tools (video games) to help others in different areas of their lives such as education, learning, health, family cohesion, artistic expression, and the acquisition of social consciousness.

In addition, students will learn to work in a multidisciplinary environment where they will recognize the importance of good communication and teamwork. They will also learn to appreciate, recognize and understand the work and effort of all team members.... [-]


Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Electrical Engineering includes the study and design of production systems and the transmission and measurement of electrical signals. It emphasizes the analysis, design, implementation and testing of these systems. [+]

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Electrical Engineering includes the study and design of production systems and the transmission and measurement of electrical signals. It emphasizes the analysis, design, implementation and testing of these systems.

The curriculum includes four submajors: Communication Systems; Control Systems; Electronic Systems; and Power and Energy Systems.

The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)” (www.abet.org).

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Bachelor in Forensic Science (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Barranquitas Bayamón Ponce + 2 more

The Forensic Science Program presents an interdisciplinary program of studies that aims to develop in students the knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for the application of scientific methods used to contribute to the discovery of the causes, method and circumstances of violent deaths and other crimes. [+]

The Forensic Science Program presents an interdisciplinary program of studies that aims to develop in students the knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for the application of scientific methods used to contribute to the discovery of the causes, method and circumstances of violent deaths and other crimes.

The Program emphasizes the treatment of evidence and is characterized by its combination of knowledge in the natural sciences, forensic sciences and criminology.

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Bachelor in Industrial Engineering (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering includes the study of systems composed of people, materials and equipment. Emphasis is given to the design, improvement and installation of these systems with the purpose of increasing productivity, profit and effectiveness. [+]

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering includes the study of systems composed of people, materials and equipment. Emphasis is given to the design, improvement and installation of these systems with the purpose of increasing productivity, profit and effectiveness.

This Program aims to prepare students to practice professional engineering.

This Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)” (www.abet.org).

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Bachelor in Marine Science (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Bayamón

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences presents an interdisciplinary curriculum, which works on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and fundamental attitudes of the marine sciences, and the application of these to environmental scientific research, to the management of marine resources, the responsible use of these, and the conservation of the marine and coastal ecosystems. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences presents an interdisciplinary curriculum, which works on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and fundamental attitudes of the marine sciences, and the application of these to environmental scientific research, to the management of marine resources, the responsible use of these, and the conservation of the marine and coastal ecosystems.

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Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Bachelor of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering includes the study of transforming energy into a form that can be controlled and used for the production of goods and services. Emphasis is given to the analysis, design, instruction and control of equipment, instruments and mechanical systems. [+]

The Bachelor of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering includes the study of transforming energy into a form that can be controlled and used for the production of goods and services. Emphasis is given to the analysis, design, instruction and control of equipment, instruments and mechanical systems.

The Program aims to prepare students to practice mechanical engineering at the professional level.

This Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)” (www.abet.org).

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Airway Sciences (B.S.)

Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 Puerto Rico San Juan Aguadilla + 1 more

The Baccalaureate in Airway Sciences offers a balance of courses in the areas of science, technology and humanities. Students may choose one of the two majors described below; in addition, they may choose one of two minors, a minor in Airway Sciences or a minor in Commercial Pilot. [+]

The Baccalaureate in Airway Sciences offers a balance of courses in the areas of science, technology and humanities. Students may choose one of the two majors described below; in addition, they may choose one of two minors, a minor in Airway Sciences or a minor in Commercial Pilot.

Description of the Majors Aircraft Systems Management (Professional Pilot)

This major is designed to prepare professional pilots with solid background skills in flight theory, meteorology and security. The Program covers the requirements established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the preparation of students to obtain certificates for Private Pilot, Single-engine and Multi-engine Commercial Pilot, the training for Instrument Flight, and the certifications for initial Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor and Multi-engine Flight Instructor.... [-]


Bachelor in Communication in Media Production (B.S.)

Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in Media Production provides a theoretical and practice preparation of content production for the media. The areas of the media that are included are: writing, photography, graphic design, sound, video and the Internet. [+]

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in Media Production provides a theoretical and practice preparation of content production for the media.

The areas of the media that are included are: writing, photography, graphic design, sound, video and the Internet.

This program encourages entrepreneurship and has an emphasis in media integration in agreement with the trends in the Communication industry.

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