Bachelor's Degree in Photonic Science and Engineering

CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science offer this joint program, unique to Florida and found in very few other universities in the United States. The Bachelor of Science in Photonic Science and Engineering is designed to fulfill the rapidly growing needs of a industry that is finding applications in nearly every part of everyday life.  Learn More >>>


Master's Degree in Optics or Photonics

The Masters of Science (MS) in optics program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related fields who wish to pursue a career in industry or go on for a Ph.D. degree. The MS degree is awarded to students who have demonstrated a high level of ability in their graduate studies. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires students to carry out and write a thesis on an original research project in optics under the direction of a faculty member in the College of Optics and Photonics. The non-thesis option requires only coursework, but a comprehensive oral examination must be taken.  Learn More>>>

Doctoral Degree

PhD students are intimately involved in the research activities of the college, which cover all aspects of optics, photonics, and lasers. The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), and the Townes Laser Institute (TLI) are integral parts of the College of Optics and Photonics (COP). Current research areas include: linear and nonlinear guided-wave optics and devices, high speed photonic telecommunications, fiber optic fabrication, fiber optic communications, solid state laser development, nonlinear optics, laser-induced damage, quantum-well optoelectronics, quantum optics, photonic information processing, infrared systems, optical diagnostics, optical system design, image analysis, virtual reality, medical imaging, diffractive optics, optical crystal growth and characterization, high intensity lasers, x-ray optics, EUV sources, optical glasses, laser materials processing, free-electron lasers, and light matter interaction.  Learn More>>>