University of Central Florida

Academics at UCF

UCF is big — really big. It awards more degrees per year than any other Florida university — 15,000! Students here get an incredibly broad selection of academics. The university offers 119 bachelor’s degrees, and 200 majors in 213 colleges. The most popular five majors are Health Sciences (pre-clinical), Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Mechanical Engineering.

You’ll find a focus on teaming up with community partners, digging into research and bringing technology and learning together. Appropriately, UCF’s biggest college is the College of Sciences, with 22 bachelor degree programs and 23 graduate programs that range from Forensic Science to Physics.

There’s also a mammoth College of Engineering and Computer Science, where students are busy creating 3-D printed robotic arms and developing artificial intelligence. Or you can get more practical experience with an internship at Central Florida Research Park — right next door — or with other UCF partners like Lockheed Martin.


Top 100

Public University

U.S. News & World Report, 2017

/ Courses


  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biology
  • Biology: Preprofessional Concentration
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Biology Track
  • Biomedical Sciences: Molecular Microbiology Track
  • Biomedical Sciences: Neuroscience Track
  • Biomedical Sciences: Preprofessional Concentration
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry Track
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forensic Science: Biochemistry Track
  • Forensic Science: Chemistry Track
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences

Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

  • Athletic Training
  • Sport and Exercise Science

Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology

  • Human Communication
  • Nursing
  • Nursing: Concurrent A.S.N. to B.S.N. Enrollment Option
  • Nursing: R.N. to B.S.N. Program
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Services Administration

Music, Theater and the Arts

  • Art: Studio Art Track
  • Art: Studio Track
  • Art: Visual Arts & Emerging Media Management
  • Film
  • Film: Cinema Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music: Jazz Studies Track
  • Music: Music Composition Track
  • Music: Music Performance Track
  • Photography
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theatre: Acting Track
  • Theatre: Design and Technology Track
  • Theatre: Musical Theatre Track
  • Theatre: Stage Management Track
  • Art: Emerging Media Track
  • Art: History Track

Liberal Arts

  • English: Literature
  • English: Technical Communication
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Transnational Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies Tra
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Radio/TV
  • Religion & Cultural Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Advertising: Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Communication & Conflict
  • English: Creative Writing

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Hospitality Management
  • Entertainment Management
  • Event Management

Law, International Relations and Politics

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice: Scholar's Track
  • International and Global Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Science
  • Political Science: Prelaw Track
  • Public Administration

Engineering and IT

  • Computer Engineering: Comprehensive Track
  • Computer Engineering: Digital Circuits Track
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering: Communications and Signal Processing Track
  • Electrical Engineering: Comprehensive Track
  • Electrical Engineering: Power and Renewable Energy Track
  • Electrical Engineering: RF and Microwaves Track
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Photonic Science and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Digital Media
  • Architecture

Business, Finance and Economics

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Economics, Business
  • Finance
  • Integrated Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management


  • Early Childhood Development & Education Track 1: PK-3
  • Early Childhood Development & Education Track 2: Early Childhood Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Teacher Education: Art Education Track
  • Technical Education & Industry Training

Life at UCF

UCF has more students than any other Florida university — in fact, it’s one of the biggest in America, with 56,972 undergraduate students, 8,726 graduate students and 485 medical students. With students from 50 states and 154 countries, diversity is all around — 45.8% of students are of minority background, and 24.9% of Hispanic descent.

The state-of-the-art campus is 13 miles from downtown Orlando. Students gather at the central Student Union to eat and socialize. Plans are underway to expand the food court and add lounge space. With options to live on campus for all, nearly 12,000 students live in traditional suites or luxury apartments.

Clubs and activities abound. Join the International Student Association to ease into U.S. university life. That leaves 599 more options, from Advocates for World Health to the Art and Animation Society. Keep your calendar full, too. Attend a resume workshop, a marimba concert or a basketball game.

About Orlando, Florida

66,000 Students

from 152 Countries and all 50 U.S. States

/ Explore Orlando

ESCAPE FROM REALITY at a theme park. Put friends under a spell at Universal’s Harry Potter World. Meet beloved American characters like Mickey Mouse at Disney.
GET ABOVE IT ALL on the 400-foot Orlando Eye, the tallest observational wheel on the East Coast, with views of the skyline, theme parks, lakes and Cape Canaveral.
UNWIND AT THE BEACH. Relax on Florida’s famous sands. Cocoa and Daytona beaches, plus Canaveral National Seashore, a haven for sea birds and turtles, are all located just one hour from Orlando.

" I love the fact that to say you have international friends is pretty cool. Having a network of friends from around the world is unique. We have become really close. Maybe someday I’ll be able to call an old friend from India to visit. "

- Lina, Colombia

Career Services at UCF

Because hands-on learning is as important as theory, UCF supports practical experiences that help students launch successful careers. Some 20,000 students participate in co-ops, internships and service-learning projects each year. And when you’re ready to graduate, UCF Career Services is there to help. During the 2016–2017 school year, the UCF Career Services team supported more than 35,000 students through their job-search process. With lunch-and-learn sessions, job fairs, career counseling, alumni connections, industry partnerships and more, UCF is well-positioned to support you for life beyond college.


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