Florida Tech enrolls approximately 2,300 undergraduates and 2,300 graduate students. The university offers degrees in a wide
variety of science and engineering disciplines, and is one of the few universities to offer an aviation degree. FIT is accredited
by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The Engineering programs are also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Computer Science program is accredited by the
Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. Its chemistry program is accredited by
the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management programs
are accredited by the Council on Aviation Accreditation. The university is divided into two colleges and four schools.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering includes seven departments: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical/computer
engineering, engineering systems, mechanical/aerospace engineering, and marine/environmental systems. Programs offered in
addition to those included in the department names are biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, coastal zone management,
computer information systems, engineering management, environmental resource management, environmental science, geological
oceanography, marine environmental science, meterorology, ocean engineering, physical oceanography, software engineering, and
Collee of Science and Liberal Arts
The College of Science and Liberal Arts is composed of six departments: biological sciences, chemistry, mathematical sciences,
physics/space sciences, science/mathematics education, and humanities/communication. Programs offered in addition to those
included in the department names are biochemistry, interdisciplinary science, and military science. Graduate programs are offered
in applied mathematics, biological sciences, chemistry, computer education, environmental education, mathematics education,
operations research, physics, technical and professional communication, science education, space sciences, and teaching. Advances
degree include the Specialist in Education, and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics, biological sciences, chemistry,
mathematics education, operations research, physics, science education, and space sciences.
School of Aeronautics
The School of Aeronautics offers bachelor’s degrees in aeronautical science, aviation management, aviation meteorology
(with flight options available in each program) and aviation computer science. It offers master’s degrees in airport
development and management, applied aviation safety and aviation human factors.
School of Management
The School of Management offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, and
bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business and environmental studies, and management information systems. An accounting
track in the M.B.A. program is offered for individuals who have completed a four-year degree in accounting and require additional
credits to be able to qualify for the CPA exam in Florida, or to receive reciprocal licensure in Florida from another state.
grams and make significant contributions to project results. Florida Tech houses a number of research institutes and centers
that, in collaboration with academic departments, aid in the students’ training. These institutes and centers are described
more fully in the Research: Institutes, Centers and Major Laboratories section of this catalog.
School of Psychology
The School of Psychology offers bachelor’s degrees in psychology and forensic psychology, master’s degrees in
applied behavior analysis and industrial/organizational psychology, and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology and
School of Extended Graduate Studies
The School of Extended Graduate Studies began in August 1972 as “Off-Campus Programs,” when 42 students enrolled
in a master’s degree program in electrical engineering at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland. Today
master’s degree programs are offered at 10 graduate centers in five states. Curricula and course content are tailored to
meet the needs of the students and their employers, while maintaining the highest possible academic quality and integrity. Class
times and locations are selected for the convenience of the students. Since 1972, nearly 15,000 Florida Tech master’s
degrees have been conferred on off-campus candidates.