Learn the Science (and Math) of How the Universe Works 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

Together, Florida Tech physical and mathematical sciences faculty and students solve real-world problems through innovative and collaborative research, development and design projects. From astrobiology and biochemistry to physics and planetary science, our degree programs are focused, letting you dive into the classes that matter to you most during your first year. Technical electives allow you to specialize your degree, making you a hot prospect in the eyes of future employers.


Whatever major you choose, you will get hands-on field and laboratory experience, frequent opportunities to dive into advanced scientific research and mentorship by expert faculty who truly care about your success. We don’t just learn about science at Florida Tech. We DO it. 

Location Advantage

Florida Tech’s location in the heart of the Space Coast gives our students access to some of the top aerospace agencies and tech companies in the country. This is of particular interest to students interested in our cooperative education program, through which they complete several semester-long, paid work experiences at companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Corp., Boeing Co., L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, United Launch Alliance and the world’s premier gateway to space exploration, NASA Kennedy Space Center—all agencies who actively recruit Florida Tech students for full-time employment after graduation, too.  

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More To Look Forward To

All our College of Engineering and Science programs culminate in an immersive, yearlong capstone experience we call “senior design,” through which students form interdisciplinary teams to conceive, pitch, plan, design and present a project of current engineering interest.

Experiences like senior design are a primary reason Florida Tech graduates are widely recognized for engineering excellence and overall employability, and the success of our alumni is one of the reasons the university has been lauded by Forbes as one of “America’s Top Colleges” and by PayScale as one of the “Best Universities in the U.S. for Return on Investment.”

From our perspective, you should always choose the college or university that feels like the best fit. So, if sunshine, rocket launches and a community that geeks out over lightning, snakes, chaos theory, nanotechnology, dark matter and biomedical breakthroughs sounds good to you, we should definitely connect. Fill out the form, and connect with us today!