The UCF School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs strives to provide excellence in teaching at all levels of higher education to prepare a diverse student body for career and life success as engaged citizens; to achieve national and international prominence for excellence in research and graduate education; and to contribute to the university, community, and profession through service and partnerships and through its affiliated Centers, Institutes and Programs
School Mission Statement
The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers and as engaged citizens with a global outlook. We do so by providing instruction about theoretical, empirical, and methodological aspects of understanding and analyzing politics, international relations, and global studies. In educating students, we emphasize critical thinking and analysis to prepare them for lifelong learning. Faculty members maintain active and cutting-edge research agendas to gain national and international prominence. School faculty provide meaningful service to the university, community, and profession by participating in university governance, community partnerships and media outreach, K-12 education, and in professional associations. The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs values diverse faculty and students and aims to serve the needs of a diverse student body. We enrich our students’ education and reach out to the UCF, the Central Florida community, nationally, and internationally through the work and activities by the Centers, Institutes, and Programs housed in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.
UCF Opens Global Opportunities, Inspires Undergrad to Pursue Doctorate
As the daughter of two immigrants from Guatemala and Venezuela, Carla Garcia has always been passionate about understanding perspectives different from her own. It’s what…
Early Interest In Politics Leads Alumna to Governor’s Office
When most kids were watching cartoons, Leah Trilling ’18 was on the couch watching the news with her dad. That interest in current events…
International Security author, Michael Mousseau, presents a provocative argument: A powerful liberal global hierarchy is slowly, but systematically, moving the world toward perpetual peace. The conversation is joined by Graham Allison for a spirited debate about the liberal foundations of war and peace…Read More