Summer Schedule Information
Registration for Summer 2021 for currently enrolled students will begin Monday, February 1, 2021. Students registering for more than 13 credit hours must have their registration forms signed by the dean of the appropriate college as well as their advisor.
See the Academic Calendar for important dates.
Students may register by logging in to Access Florida Tech, selecting the Student Academics tab and choosing the appropriate link under "Registration Tools," or at the Registration Center.
Students using the Registration Center must present a photo ID card and have their Registration form approved by their advisor before entering the registration area.
Florida Tech reserves the right to add or change without notice, any information pertaining to class offerings, requirements, locations and fees published online and in the Schedule of Classes. Students are held accountable for all information contained in the schedule and will only receive credit for courses in which they are officially registered.
ONLINE SUMMER COURSEWORK
Students who will not be on campus during the summer and who wish to continue coursework may take approved courses online during the 8-week summer terms with prior approval from their academic advisor.
The first 8-week online summer term begins May 3, and the second, July 5. The registration deadline for each is two weeks before the start of class. Consult with your academic advisor for questions or to request approval for summer online courses.
Sponsored international students are required to document approval via a financial guarantee before being considered for online courses.
Each summer, some courses are offered that are not available during the normal academic year and are intended for a wider audience than students in a particular major. Courses in this category include the following:
July 6 - August 15, 2021
- Study, eat, sleep and play for six weeks within the walls of a 16th century Oxford University college on our 16th annual Oxford program
- Reduced tuition (save over $1,780) and financial aid can help make your dream of a summer in Europe come true while earning 6 to 8 credit hours
- Merit scholarships of $500 for students with a 3.75 or higher GPA
- Florida Bright Future Scholarship can be applied for $948 - $1,688.
- Long weekends allow for group or individual travel to places as nearby as London, or as far away as Ireland, Paris, Italy and beyond. Castles, countryside and theater are steps away
Course options include Civilization 1 and 2 (HUM 2051 and HUM 2052), Scientific and Technical Communication (COM 2223), Mathematics (calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics), Business and Humanities/Social Science electives (Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and World Religions). Get highly individualized attention in small classes with local lecturers
Summer offerings in field biology provide exposure to unique habitats and the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of essential field techniques for examining the structure and diversity of selected tropical and temperate ecosystems. Courses and field experiences are available in the following areas:
Field Biology & Evolution—Galapago Islands
- Go off the beaten path
- Visit six islands - 3 inhabited and 3 that are uninhabited
- Local guides help spot wildlife and lead to the best spots for snorkeling or hiking a volcano
- Learn survey techniques for use above and belwo tide-line
- animals observed: sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, gian tortoises, sleeping sharks
Neotropical Archeoecology - Ecuador
- a largely boast-based trip
- explore the cloud forest and the Yasuni rainforest reserve
- explore Amazonian rivers while observing monkeys and birds
- work with indigenous guides to learn about medicinal uses of trees and take part in ongoing research
Marine Mammal Studies in the Pacific Northwest—the San Juan Islands
- Conduct experimental design and field methods for marine mammal biology
- Take boat-based surveys of behavior, distribution and acoustics
- Conduct photographic mark/recapture of harbor seals, Steller sea lions and California sea lions
- Take land-based surveys of southern resident killer whales and harbor porpoises
Undergraduate, Graduate And Continuing Education Students From All Academic Areas Are Invited To Participate In These Exciting Educational Opportunities.