The College of Sciences is the largest college at UCF, housing a diverse array of graduate offerings in the physical, social, natural and computational sciences. Our departments include: Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, School of Communication, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics. Our interdisciplinary programs include Modeling and Simulation and Biomedical Sciences.

  • This college teaches approximately half of the student credit hours for the entire student population of the university – a number of undergraduate “general education program” coursework are sciences courses
  • If you are a GTA, you will probably be assisting in teaching “over half the student credit hours” for our undergraduate

We offer Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs in all of the following areas:

Degree Programs

Anthropology MA
Applied Mathematics MS
Applied Sociology MA
Biology MA
Biomedical Sciences PhD (interdisciplinary)
Chemistry PhD
Clinical Psychology MA
Communication MA
Conservation Biology PhD
Forensic Science MS
Industrial Chemistry MS
Industrial/Organizational Psychology MS
Mathematical Science MS
Mathematics PhD
Modeling & Simulation MS, PhD (interdisciplinary)
Physics MS, PhD
Political Science MA
Psychology PhD
Security Studies PhD
Sociology PhD
Statistical Computing MS


Computer Forensics
Conservation Biology
Corporate Communication
SAS Data Mining
Certificate programs are an excellent opportunity to compliment your current degree with a specialized area of coursework. But you are not limited to these Sciences certificates – be sure to check out all of the certificate programs that UCF offers!

College Institutes and Centers

UCF is home to a number of internationally renowned research institutes, including:

  • National Center for Forensic Science
  • Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
  • Women’s Research Center
  • Florida Solar Energy Center
  • Florida Institute of Government

These centers and institutes provide excellent opportunities for research and development of ideas. You may have the opportunity to work at these locations, or have access to the data and information that they hold. These are just some of the research institutes associated with the Colleges.

The Sciences Faculty

  • Over 370 full-time faculty members
  • National and international experts with research that transcends the classroom
    • Faculty contribute to a multitude of local, national and international research areas, including Florida conservation issues, local and national discussions organized by the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government, research presentations at international symposia, and astronomical discovery about planets and stars in distant galaxies.
    • Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned, and these are the individuals who will be teaching your classes or working next to you through research.
Faculty Accomplishments

For a listing of our faculty accomplishments, please visit and then click on Students and Highlights.

The Sciences Students

  • Over 700 active graduate students
  • National and international diversity
    Your colleagues in the College of Sciences are not only from Florida and the southeast, but from all over the nation and the world.

To learn more about UCF and our Graduate Programs, visit the College of Graduate Studies website.UCF plans to enroll approximately 65,000 students this fall 2017 semester, and UCF is currently ranked 2nd largest university in the nation.

Program of Study and your Graduate GPS

  • The information in your program of study/GPS is based on your catalog year of admission.
  • Policies associated with program completion are enforced when enacted, and while past policies may be grandfathered, students are generally held to graduate policy as currently published.
  • The GPS is the document used to certify you for completion of the program.
  • Meet with your advisor to set up your program of study: Doctoral students must have a program of study on file by the third semester of enrollment; Masters students must have a program of study on file by the second semester of enrollment.
  • The GPS is the only place where you will find your program of study GPA and your graduate status GPA – both used for academic standing and graduation.
  • Changes to your GPS based on enrollment and your program of study. Your program of study can only be revised wtih your advisor’s approval.
What do I do if my GPS is incorrect?
  • See your advisor first.
  • The GPS is corrected based on your program of study being approved by the College Graduate Office.

Other Orientation Information