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Choose Florida Tech for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Science
The interdisciplinary science major is a broad individualized educational program. One of the very first programs of its kind in the country, Florida Tech's interdisciplinary science degree exposes students to a wide range of science courses, giving students considerable flexibility in the design of their major.
A Program Offering Career Options
With the increasing importance of science and technology in our daily lives, Florida Tech has recog-nized the need for an interdisciplinary program in the sciences that allows a student to enroll in a wide variety of science and engineering courses, supplemented by certain core courses and several care-fully chosen electives. The interdisciplinary science program offers options focused on military science and aeronautics.
- Military Science Option - The military science option is aligned with the Panther ROTC Bat-talion to help students become well-rounded, well-trained U.S. military officers. A graduate with a science degree for the military has a well-rounded appreciation of science and its place in society, and will have acquired specific tools for his or her career.
- Aeronautics Option - The aeronautics option is designed for science-minded students wishing to pursue a career in the aviation industry. Graduates with the aeronautics option have well-rounded expertise in science, mathematics, technology and aeronautics.
Small Class Sizes – Personalized Learning Environment
Because of our small class size and close-knit academic community, interdisciplinary science students have the advantage of individualized attention with a low faculty-to-student ratio, allowing them to explore their interests and develop a personal career path. With encouragement and support from professors, Florida Tech students often publish newspaper and magazine articles as well as get involved in professional and honorary organizations.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Florida Tech professors actively promote student involvement in technical research. Students studying interdisciplinary science at Florida Tech have internships and research experiences in fields as diverse as astrophysics, nanotechnology, international business, technical writing, nuclear engineering, sustainable building development and air traffic control.
Because the professors come from various departments on campus, the research opportunities span the entire spectrum of science, engineering, business, psychology, aeronautics and humanities. Students work alongside faculty on research concerning sustainability, high-energy physics, coastal management, international education, space systems, sports education and climate change, among others.
From the nearby Brevard Zoo to Kennedy Space Center and beyond, there are exciting hands-on internships for students. The campus is also located on the Space Coast, which puts it in close proximity to thousands of high-tech companies.
One of the best preparations that an interdisciplinary science major can have if they want to attend graduate school is to become an author on a published paper. Our professors make this goal attainable and have an excellent track record of undergraduate publications.
High-Tech Laboratory Facilities
Florida Tech's state-of-the-art facilities and labs are available to all our interdisciplinary science students. The F.W. Olin Engineering Complex houses 26 specialized research laboratories. The F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building is a teaching and research laboratory that includes an aquaculture facility, climate change institute, eight teaching laboratories and 12 research laboratories -- all equipped with 21st century technology. The Harris Center for Science and Engineering serves the research needs of our aquaculture and fish biology programs.
Great Florida Location
In terms of location, the average interdisciplinary science college cannot compete with Florida Tech. The subtropical climate of the Space Coast offers great year-round weather. Students can take advantage of the Panther Aquatic Center on campus or enjoy nearby Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuary in North America. Our central Florida location puts us close to attractions such as Kennedy Space Center, Sebastian Inlet and Orlando theme parks as well as local attractions and events.