Education and Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies - Bachelors of Science
Sustainability professionals apply systems sciences to create and manage social, environmental, and business innovations among a diverse and expanding array of professions. The program blends Florida Tech’s well-known technical strengths with electives customized by student interest to produce graduates prepared for cross-disciplinary sustainability careers in the 21st century. Students build skills in four concentrations to further customize their careers: Technology & Engineering; Business & Economics; Environmental Sciences; Social Sciences.
The sustainability program emphasizes advanced educational experiences, hands-on projects (individually and in teams), and applied research on campus or internships in the community. Diverse sustainability projects allow students to address real-world challenges, generate actual products, and build marketable skills for existing/emerging careers. Contact Dr. Ken Lindeman, Program Chair, for more information.
STEM Education - Bachelors of Science
Our education program fosters a scholarly and family-like atmosphere where students enjoy small class sizes. Specializing in science, computers, and mathematics, the curriculum is strong in content areas. Florida Tech UTeach is an innovative program that allows students to expand their learning in a STEM major (science, engineering, sustainability, or mathematics), and develop the skills to become a certified high school science or mathematics educator.
The UTeach program doubles your opportunities. In addition to the careers in your STEM major, when you complete the Florida Tech UTeach program and pass the state teacher-certification exam you are also fully qualified to teach where the job opportunities can be abundant. The program starts with a 1-credit class introducing you to teaching. You need not commit to the program – just try it out. If you like it, move on to Step 2 – another 1-credit class that continues to introduce you to what teaching is about. If you continue, there is usually only one class a term (the classes typically fit into your major as required elective classes). For more information, please contact Dr. Kastro Hamed, Program Chair. Here are sample degree plans:
- Major in Biological Science-General Biology Option & Florida Tech UTeach
- Major in Biological Science-Marine Biology Option & Florida Tech UTeach
- Major in Sustainability & Florida Tech UTeach
- Major in Chemistry and Florida Tech UTeach
- Major in Mathematical Sciences and Florida Tech UTeach
- Major in Physics and Florida Tech UTeach
Interdisciplinary Science - Bachelors of Science
Because of the increasing importance of science and technology in our daily lives, Florida Tech has developed an Interdisciplinary Science degree program that allows a student to enroll in a wide variety of science courses, supplemented by certain core courses and carefully chosen electives. The most important characteristics of this degree are that it is flexible and tailored to the individual student's needs, and that it emphasizes broad training in science.
The graduate with an interdisciplinary science degree will have a well-rounded appreciation of science and its place in society, and will have acquired specific tools for his or her career. The Military Science option prepares Florida Tech ROTC cadets to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Army. We also have an Interdisciplinary Science option in Aeronautics. Contact Dr. Kastro Hamed, Program Chair, for more information.
Minor Programs for Undergraduates
Florida Tech also offers the Sustainability Minor and Athletics Coaching Minor. Many students from all Colleges have found that they can add major value to their campus experience and their resume by building a minor into their experience at Florida Tech. The minor credentials are on the final transcript and diploma. Most importantly, students gain major additional skill sets to customize and substantially lever their career paths after graduation.