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Summer Schedule Information

Registration for Summer 2020 for currently enrolled students will begin Monday, February 10, 2020. 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.


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 4, and the second, July 6. 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.

Summer Highlights

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:


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—Coral Reefs, Puerto Rico

  • Scuba dive and snorkel in coral reefs and associated habitats
  • Assess the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria on coral reefs
  • Compare Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and fished reefs
  • Design and analyze field experiments on coral reefs
  • Snorkel “Phosphorescent Bay” at night
  • Enjoy field trips to waterfalls, caves, tropical rain forests and Old San Juan

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

Tropical Marine Ecology—Belize

  • Conduct field studies of fishes in reefs, flats and mangrove habitat on Lighthouse Reef Atoll
  • Experience a wide array of fisheries and habitat research techniques
  • Conduct fisheries research on spawning biology of tarpon, population estimation and movements of bonefish, recruitment of larval fishes and assessment of juvenile fish habitats
  • Scuba dive and snorkel to conduct surveys of fish and corals in reefs, including the world-famous Blue Hole

Oceanographic Cruise—Florida

  • Conduct plankton tows
  • Assess water quality
  • Measure wind, waves and water temperatures 
  • Snorkel in the Florida Keys 
  • Develop cruise reports
Undergraduate, Graduate And Continuing Education Students From All Academic Areas Are Invited To Participate In These Exciting Educational Opportunities.