On behalf of the University of Florida College of Engineering, I welcome you to the Gator Engineering @ Santa Fe Program. In keeping with our strong track record and tradition of innovation and leadership, the College of Engineering, in collaboration with Santa Fe College and the UF Offices of Admissions, Dean of Students, the Registrar, and Student Financial Affairs, offers this first-of-its-kind program to students seeking an ABET-certified B.S. degree in engineering. Students invited into this program will begin coursework at Santa Fe College and, upon successful completion of specified classes, will continue their study on the UF campus. Read More >
What is Gator Engineering?
The Gator Engineering @ Santa Fe program, a collaboration between the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, is an innovative B.S. engineering degree program. This program allows a cohort of students to begin their coursework at Santa Fe College, gain admission to UF as early as after the first semester, continue coursework at Santa Fe for two more semesters (or until completion of all math and science critical tracking courses), and then matriculate to UF campus to continue their engineering study in their chosen major. The first degree programs participating in the 2013-2014 academic year are those delivered by the Departments of Computer and Information Systems and Engineering in computer engineering (CEN) with a software focus, digital arts and sciences (DAS); and those by the Electrical and Computer Engineering in computer engineering (CEE) with a hardware focus and electrical engineering (EE).
Students are evaluated for this program after first being considered for freshman admission to UF. Students invited to this program must apply through the freshman admissions process. The deadline for freshman applications to UF is November 1st.
Gator Engineering @ Santa Fe Program
Advantages for students in this program include a close connection to the UF College of Engineering, a supportive cohort of fellow students in the program, a dedicated UF advisor, engineering graduate student teaching assistants, exposure to potential employers and engineering faculty through information sessions and seminars, having fun in an engineering design and programming class developed just for this program, and access to all UF services once admitted as a UF student after the first fall term.