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The College of Sciences fosters critical thinking and career success in various programs — from communication to computational sciences. Visit to learn more.

“[Our students are] desirable candidates because they’ve been part of an interdisciplinary team moving research forward.”

— Talat Rahman, Pegasus Professor of physics

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty and researchers are focused on enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery and innovation.

Studying human behaviors and cultures is critical for understanding humanity and fostering societal progress. At UCF, students learn from experts like Ty Matejowsky about factors that influence cultural identity, change and development, and globalization.

UCF professor Ty Matejowsky

Studying Cultures Through Food

Ty Matejowsky, professor in and associate chair of the Department of Anthropology, examines how food is one of the evocative and relatable ways of expressing a culture.

UCF is America’s Space University

With innovative research in physics and planetary science, UCF professors are developing the science and tech to get us back to the moon, Mars and beyond.

How UCF faculty are leading space science

Philip Metzger, Adrienne Dove, Humberto Campins
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I’m proud to be a member of the UCF community — a campus that truly values student success.”

Clay Newbill

Clay Newbill ’82

Bachelor’s in film

Bachelor’s in radio/television

“Many of [the professors at UCF] had careers or were still working in their careers and teaching. They would inspire us, which I think is what all teachers should do.”

Newbill is executive producer for ABC’s Emmy Award-winning reality hit  Shark Tank.

Nicholas Grandchamps

Nicholas Grandchamps ’15

Bachelor’s in political science

“I owe so much to UCF for helping unlock my passions and surrounding me with likeminded people who also challenged my perspective.”

Grandchamps is a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State and a UCF 30 Under 30 Alumni awardee.

Sciences News

Colleges & Campus
11 Knights Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recognitions for 2024
The U.S. National Science Foundation Fellowship helps students continue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.
Science & Technology
2 Promising UCF Researchers Earn 2024 NSF CAREER Awards
Early-career professors Fan Yao and Li Fang are receiving significant research funding to continue catalyzing their work as part of an annual NSF grant program.
Science & Technology
UCF Student’s Primitive Asteroids Work Provides Context for Further Research, Future NASA Missions
Brittany Harvison studied the composition of families of ancient asteroids to better understand the history of our solar system and if they may have carried…

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