Dive Into Ocean Majors at Florida Tech

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Why Florida Tech

A small, private research university located on Florida’s sunny Space Coast, Florida Institute of Technology is home to world-class faculty and relentlessly curious students who learn best by doing. Our roots are in space, and our vision reaches beyond it. As Florida’s STEM university, we’re hands-on, innovative and strong in majors across all disciplines. 

Florida Tech is a Tier 1 Best National University (U.S. News & World Report), a Top 20 Technical Institute (Fiske Guide to Colleges) and a College of Distinction (Colleges of Distinction).

The Major You Want

Florida Tech students dive deep into their majors—especially students who are passionate about the Earth’s aquatic resources. All designed to prepare you for an exciting career in the environment you love most, our ocean engineering and marine sciences degrees range from marine conservation to ocean engineering to environmental studies and more.  


Location Advantage

Other colleges can't beat our coastal location in East Central Florida just minutes from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in North America—not to mention home to a lot of dolphins and manatees!

The area's subtropical climate provides ideal conditions not only for marine research and aquatic fieldwork, but also for recreational activities, such as swimming, surfing and fishing. We’re also just a short drive from the attractions at NASA Kennedy Space Center and Orlando. 

Panther statue with rocket trail in night sky

More To Look Forward To

Our degree programs immerse students in their majors right from the beginning, with engaging coursework and hands-on research opportunities guided by highly qualified faculty starting the first semester. 

Whether you prefer to undertake exciting collaborative research with a peer or professor or to work independently on a topic of your choosing, hands-on experience in the field is close by! As a result, students get practical experience, an enhanced job search portfolio and a stronger sense of themselves as scholars—the perfect preparation for graduate and professional school and employment.

If you enjoy sunshine, are passionate about all things aquatic and learn best through real, hands-on experience, then Florida Tech—a national, doctoral-granting research university—should be on your list. Fill out the form, and connect with us today!