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Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) at the University of West Florida provides innovative programs of excellence in education, research, and public and professional service at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We promote the production of highly competitive graduates as judged by the highest academic standards in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Get involved and take advantage of the many initiatives offered for your success.

Welcome to the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Our faculty and staff are committed to your education and the college has many initiatives aimed at your success -- check out STEM Success and other support opportunities like tutoring and workshops. The college enjoys a strong culture of student-involved or student-led research as well. In particular, students have found the Summer Undergraduate Research Program to be invaluable. We also value and support student participation in industry internships and co-ops. Please get to know your department and what it has to offer via student clubs, programs, and success initiatives. Your success is our top priority.  

Jaromy Kuhl, Dean


CEDB teachers and students on site research

CEDB reflects a fundamental emphasis on modern biological research as applied to environmental systems and provides a vital program of research and education.

two students looking through mapping device

More than a Map: Geographic Information helps us answer the question "Where?" The GeoData Center is here, guiding UWF students, faculty and staff through the geo-spatial technologies changing the way we view the world.

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The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is the regional hub for cybersecurity education and research, including multidisciplinary programs and certificates, research opportunities, outreach activities, and industry partnerships.

Hal Marcus, a true friend - never to be forgotten

Mr. Hal Marcus, the college’s benefactor and namesake, recently passed away. Hal was a true friend of the college and left an impact not to be forgotten. In 2016 Hal donated $5,000,000 to the college, and henceforth, we will always be known as the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. Hal’s wishes for the donation were to help students be successful in STEM areas.  In response, the college has increased its capacity for student engagement and success, and has given students learning opportunities otherwise unavailable. Because of Hal’s generosity, the college has been able to fund, in part or full, the following:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Research Away Experience Program
  • BioBoot Camp
  • STEM Living Learning Community
  • Student Scholarships
  • Great Minds lecture series
  • Graduate Student Research Awards
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Chemistry and Math success sessions
  • Faculty and student research equipment

Hal’s generosity is felt in all parts of the college. Because of him, student lives have been forever changed. And because of Hal, the college has been able to continue student funding, engagement, and success programs throughout a pandemic.

Hal is a good man and he will be missed. May he rest in peace and may his contributions continue to be a driving force for impacting student and faculty success.


University of West Florida and Miami Dade College Partner to Enhance Cybersecurity Workforce Development

The University of West Florida and Miami Dade College announced a partnership that aims to expand cybersecurity workforce development in Florida, signing a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, August 31, at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

UWF cybersecurity program achieves prestigious ABET accreditation and CAE-CD re-designation

The University of West Florida Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program recently achieved accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The accreditation is retroactive from Oct. 1, 2019 through September 2025, aligning it with the University’s computer science accreditation.

UWF’s Chemistry Scholars Program receives 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM award

The University of West Florida’s Chemistry Scholars Program was awarded the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The recognition honors institutions that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM.

HMCSE Events

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:00:00 -0500
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:00:00 -0500

International Student Information Session

To provide prospective international students an opportunity to learn more about UWF via a virtual platform. Admissions requirements, academic programs, residence life and student life will be discussed.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:00:00 -0500

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:00:00 -0500
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:00:00 -0500

Think Ahead: Time Management and Study Skills Workshop

Join us live through Zoom to learn how to Think Ahead. This interactive workshop will help you beat procrastination, plan your weeks better, and build study strategies that give you the results you want. We combine time management and study strategies to help you become a more efficient learner. Visit for information about each workshop, event dates, and registration instructions.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:00:00 -0500

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:30:00 -0500
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:30:00 -0500

UWF Night of Cyber 2021

Please join the UWF Center for Cybersecurity team and cybersecurity industry leaders for the 2021 UWF Night of Cyber on October 21st, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm CST.In recognition of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, this virtual event will include information on cybersecurity careers, UWF cybersecurity programs and activities, and the 2022 UWF Summer GenCyber camps for students and teachers. The UWF Cybersecurity Ambassadors will also share a presentation.Night of Cyber will also feature a career panel of industry leaders to offer insights and answer questions on how to get into and succeed in a cybersecurity career, and the evolving cybersecurity field. Students, teachers, parents, and anyone else who is interested in a cybersecurity career are welcome to attend!The event is free to attend, but registration is required.If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 850.474.3076.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:30:00 -0500

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Building 4, Room 423
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514