COS Online Degree Programs are On Top

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Several departments within the UCF College of Sciences have been named as some of the best online degree programs, charting top lists on four different websites.

For online graduate programs, ranks the top graduate programs across 35 subjects. UCF’s Sociology Graduate Program takes the #2 ranking for top online graduate sociology programs and UCF’s Psychology Graduate Program is ranked #18 on top online psychology graduate programs. These rankings are based on values such as quality of instruction, student diversity, campus safety and earning potential.

On Best Degree Program’s list, UCF’s Political Science online bachelor’s program ranked number #4 as the best online bachelor’s of political science degree program in 2016. This program offers three study tracks including american politics, international relations, and pre-law. Best Degree Program creates its rankings by reviewing school rankings in Forbes Magazine, the Princeton Review and World Report. The National Center for Education Statistics is also consulted to rank schools based on undergraduate tuition price.

College Values Online offers practical guidance based on research of a college’s return on investment, comparing the cost of education with future salary potential and job prospects post-graduation. UCF’s online psychology bachelor’s degree ranked at #2 on College Values Online’s list, with UCF’s online sociology degree coming in close behind ranking at #3.

Anthropology, sociology, political science, and psychology swept the leader board in their categories on‘s ranking of online bachelor’s degrees. provides in-depth rankings of degree programs of colleges and universities based on academic excellence, return on investment and secondary benefits. The four COS departments ranked in the following places:

  • #5 Online Bachelor of Anthropology
  • #6 Online Bachelor of Sociology
  • #8 Online Bachelor of Political Science
  • #14 Online Bachelor of Psychology

UCF president John C. Hitt, Ph.D., released a statement regarding these honorable rankings: “We are pleased to be included in this ranking and recognized for both our quality and affordability. Our online courses are designed to provide the highest quality learning experience for both traditional and non-traditional students. There is a growing awareness of UCF as a place of opportunity for making dreams come true.”



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