The College of Sciences, UCF’s largest college, builds the foundations needed for critical thinking as well as career success in programs ranging from communication and journalism to the physical, biological, social, behavioral and computational sciences. You’ll learn inside and outside of the classroom and lab by participating in internships, research and field work on the Florida coast, Bolivia, Peru, Egypt and beyond.
Many of our faculty are ranked among the nation’s best scientists and scholars. A majority support their research via contracts and grants awarded by governmental and industrial partners, funding that totals $16 million annually. Faculty members have won many national and international awards for research and teaching, are fellows of the American Academy of Sciences, serve as presidents of national scientific societies, and act as advisors to international, national and state agencies.
Our students are also among the university’s most accomplished. Many conduct research with faculty, publishing in scientific journals and winning awards for presentations at national meetings. Many take advantage of professional internship opportunities in the metropolitan area and around the nation. Others participate in study-abroad experiences sponsored by their department faculty. Our students have won awards including Goldwater, Astronaut, Beckman, Fulbright and National Science Foundation scholarships and fellowships.