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College of Science
Hamid K. Rassoul, Dean
Dean, College of Science
Professor, Physics & Space Sciences Dept
The College of Science is evolving as a national-class teaching and research arm of the university in the sciences.
Each department within the college has significant areas of strength and expertise in both teaching and research. For instance, Florida Tech was one of just two Florida institutions of higher learning listed in Peterson's Top Colleges for Science.
The Biological Sciences Department has a marine biology program ranked in the top 7 in the nation. Cellular and molecular biology is also a strength with funding for research in the areas of gene regulation and leprosy.
The Chemistry Department is strong in synthetic organic chemistry and in particular medicinal chemistry and marine natural products.
The Education & Interdisciplinary Studies Department is extremely unique among education programs because it is highly specialized and deals in only science and math education. In addition, all programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education. The department also has award-winning graduates like Tracey Bailey, the 1993 National Teacher of the Year.
The Mathematical Sciences Department has active areas of research in methods of nonlinear analysis, spectral theory of operators, sequential analysis, operations research, queuing theory, neural networks, computational mathematics for ordinary and partial differential equations, and parallel processing.
The Physics and Space Sciences Department is the home of the first Space Science degree program in the U.S. and has the largest undergraduate enrollment in this area in the nation. The department is also one of a handful awarding an undergraduate Astrophysics degree. Experimental High-Energy Physics has recently been added as a new research focus area.
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