Academics

More than 20 academic programs will be based exclusively at the downtown campus, capitalizing on Orlando’s thriving downtown business district.

Expanding Opportunity, Demanding Excellence

In partnership with Valencia College, the new campus will provide innovative education for high-demand fields that integrate with industry and place thousands of students within walking distance of jobs and internships.

UCF Downtown will offer degrees in digital media and communication, health information technology and administration, and community-facing programs like legal studies – connecting highly skilled talent with industry needs, neighborhood synergies and new opportunities. And it builds on the long-time partnership of the nationally recognized 2+2 DirectConnect™ to UCF program, which guarantees Valencia College graduates a seamless transition to UCF to complete a bachelor’s degree, or more.



Find Your Degree

Valencia College Associate in Arts

  • Digital Media Pre-Major
  • General Education
  • Health Information Technology Pre-Major

Valencia College Associate in Science

  • Baking and Pastry Management
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • New Media Communication
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management


Every job I ever got is because I knew somebody. Let’s get the students to where they’ll know somebody.

Cynthia Schmidt, J.D., '87, founding director for the Center for Law and Policy

Access to internships and experiential learning opportunities allow students to gain personal, academic and professional work skills. Read how one Legal Studies major has benefitted from her internship at FAMU Law School, a neighbor of UCF Downtown.