Skip To Content


Because Florida Southern College is a teaching institution, its emphasis on engaged learning across departments encourages students to inquire, research, reflect, and think critically about their subjects.

Conduct Relevant Undergraduate Research Your First Year

Our passion is helping you apply learning to real life. Join the faculty-student collaboration initiative at Florida Southern College.


in annual funds to support student-faculty research


students travel annually to professional meetings


of freshmen biology students conduct antibiotic research

Florida Southern Students Thrive On Research

From business to the sciences to the humanities, research is integral to the Florida Southern experience.

Gianna Appolonia
Alec Bigness
Charles Gotsch
Anna Griessler
Kenzie Hurley
Ann Kast
James McKenna

The Tiny Earth Network

FSC provides biotechnology students with an authentic biology research experience in their first semester at Florida Southern College through Tiny Earth, a collaborative project that addresses the pressing global challenge of the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics.

Through the Tiny Earth network, biology students search for novel antibiotics produced by common soil microorganisms. This work not only teaches students important laboratory techniques and skills, but also provides an outstanding opportunity to experience the scientific method firsthand and to contribute to solving a pressing health crisis. Biology students can then expand on these experiences later in their academic careers to develop more detailed research projects and present their findings at national scientific meetings.

Visit Florida Southern

Interested in learning more about engaged learning at Florida Southern College? Join us at one of our special events or a daily tour; request to sit in on a class or meet a professor to get a first-hand look at applied learning in the classroom.