College of Science

Physical Sciences Bldg 

The F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Center is the home to the Chemistry Department, the Physics and Space Sciences Department, and the Dean's office for the College of Science and his staff.  The 69,348 sq. ft. building provides 51 laboratories (14 teaching and 21 research), two large multi-use lecture/demonstration classrooms, faculty offices and helps to enhance the use of technology in teaching the physical sciences. Upwards of 1000 students use the building on any given day.

The Programs Supported By The Building Include:

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geospace Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic-Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy

Life Sciences Bldg

The F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building is a two-story facility containing eight teaching laboratories and 12 research laboratories.  This remarkable building is the centerpiece for the study of biological sciences.  It is home to some of Florida’s foremost scientists who are taking part in research and teaching covering a broad array of topics, including bacterial genetics, nucleic acid analysis, the biochemistry of fertilization, population biology, the sensory biology of snakes and fish, conservation genetics, invertebrate zoology, larval ecology, and the biology of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 40,656 sq. ft.
  • 1 auditorium
  • 1 classroom
  • 8 teaching labs
  • 12 faculty offices
  • 12 research labs
  • 1 microscopy center
  • 1 animal room suite

Harris Bldg

Made possible by a generous $5 million gift from Harris Corporation through the Community Foundation of Brevard, the Harris Center for Science and Engineering houses the Harris Institute for Assured Information, a worldwide leader in cyber security and information assurance research and innovation.  At 27,723 sq. ft., the building also houses faculty offices for science and engineering, and state-of-the-art aquaculture and marine biology laboratories. The Biological Sciences Department occupies 14,056 sq. ft. of the building, where faculty investigate and teach about climate change, biological invasion in Antarctica, coral reef ecology, climate and human occupation of the Amazon and the Andes, the functional ecology of fish, aquaculture of seahorses and other species, fisheries, and the ecology of sharks.

  • 14,056 sq. ft.
  • 1 aqualab facility
  • 1 classroom
  • 7 faculty offices
  • 9 research labs

Shephard Bldg

The Shephard Building is a unique structure which looks like a wooden cabin surrounded by lush tropical surrounding, making its ambiance resemble that of Jurasic Park.  It is located near the Evans library and is home to the Education & Interdisciplinary Studies Department.

UTeach Classroom

Part of the Education & Interdisciplinary Studies Department, is the UTeach Classroom which is a state of the art classroom with an integrated fully functional laboratory used in teaching classes for future science and math teachers. It houses the latest technology and innovative teaching kits and supplies all made possible by a multimillion dollar grant from the Florida Department of Education. 

Crawford Bldg

Named for a distinguished engineer and industrialist, Crawford Tower was Florida Tech’s first million-dollar building.  It is currently home to the Mathematical Sciences Department, the school of arts and communication and myriad of administrative departments and classrooms.


Opened in Fall 2013, the Math Achievement Center (MAC) is the home to all math tutoring.  Whether students make appointments or walk-in, study one-on-one or in groups in a study room, there is always help to be found.  Students receive assistance from undergraduate and graduate student tutors as well as faculty.


The new Computational Math Lab is home to undergraduate research.  Undergraduate students, with the assistance of graduate students and faculty, will use the wealth of new technology to perform research first hand.