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Out-of-this-world college degrees

Looking forward to an exciting career in a STEM field? The University of Central Florida has more than 220 degree programs in 13 colleges, plus a talented team of faculty and staff to help find what’s right for you. Whatever your passion — from engineering to the arts — we’ll put you on the path to success.

UCF Pegasus in the Clouds - Stars, Space and Astronomy

Think astronauts and engineers are the only ones who make an impact on the space industry? Think again. Earning a degree in the arts, business and hospitality, as well as engineering and science, can help you make a giant leap toward a career that bridges the gap between the humanities and space technology.

A Next-generation Research University

Founded in 1963 with the mission to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program, UCF has been making an impact on our state, our nation — and outer space — ever since. UCF faculty are part of several NASA missions, including OSIRIS-REx and New Horizons. The Florida Space Institute, based at UCF, is made up of researchers and educators from UCF and other State University System of Florida institutions. And UCF leads the science mission at the Arecibo Observatory, a National Science Foundation-supported facility that is home to one of world’s largest radio telescopes. Together, we are truly reaching for the stars.


Supplier of talent to U.S. aerospace and defense industries
Aviation Week Network


NASA awards
as of Feb. 2019

$192 Million

In research funding in 2018-19

$167 Million

In public-private awards for space-related research
Since 1991


Space research articles published by UCF faculty in the past five years


Kennedy Space Center employees are UCF alumni

Robinson Observatory

Dedicated on April 25, 1996, the Robinson Observatory provides research and educational opportunities for students and the community alike. The facility, which houses a 20-inch telescope, offers students a training ground to collect solid data and conduct original research. And the popular “Knights Under the Stars,” a series of free events held throughout the academic year, invites the community to learn more about the solar system from knowledgeable volunteers.

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Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

At UCF, we offer an array of academic options for just about every interest. Check out our 220+ degree programs, award-winning faculty and groundbreaking research. You’ll quickly discover all there is to experience and get inspired by at one of the nation’s largest universities.

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Arts and Humanities
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Burnett Honors
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Community Innovation and Education
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Engineering and Computer Science
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Health Professions and Sciences
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Optics and Photonics
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Rosen College of Hospitality Management
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Graduate Studies
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Undergraduate Studies