Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar

Summer Schedule Information

Registration for Summer 2019 for currently enrolled students will begin Monday, January 28, 2019. 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 into 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 April 29, and the second, July 1. 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 & Ecology—Coral Reefs, Puerto Rico

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling in coral reefs and associated habitats
  • Assessment of the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria on coral reefs
  • Comparison between Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and fished reefs
  • Design and analysis of field experiments on coral reefs
  • Night snorkeling in “Phosphorescent Bay”
  • Field trips to water falls, caves, tropical rain forests, and Old San Juan

Marine Mammal Studies in the Pacific Northwest—San Juan Islands

  • Experimental design and field methods for marine mammal biology
  • Boat-based surveys of behavior, distribution and acoustics
  • Photographic mark/recapture of harbor seals, Steller sea lions and California sea lions
  • Land-based surveys of southern resident killer whales and harbor porpoises

Field Biology and Evolution of the Galapagos Islands—Galapagos Islands

  • Equal emphasis on marine and territorial systems including field surveys
  • Visits inhabited and uninhabited islands
  • Contrasts biogeography and conservation of upland, lowland and marine environments
  • Focuses on adaptations, evolution, and climate change
  • Discussion of current literature relating to the ecology of the islands

Tropical Marine Ecology—TBD

  • Field surveys of fishes in the Indian River Lagoon and tropical destination
  • Experience with wide array of fisheries research techniques
  • Conduct of fisheries research program
Undergraduate, Graduate And Continuing Education Students From All Academic Areas Are Invited To Participate In These Exciting Educational Opportunities.