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.
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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
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Space research articles published by UCF faculty in the past five years
Kennedy Space Center employees are UCF alumni
In The News
Gravitational Wave Experts to Meet at UCF for Two Days of Intensive Talks
The UCF community and the general public are invited to a free talk about gravitational waves on March 6 as part of the two-day meeting.
Why is Leap Year a Thing?
UCF physics Professor Josh Colwell explains the science behind the need for Feb. 29.
NASA’s New Horizons Mission Finds Window into the Solar System’s Cold, Dusty Origins
The New Horizons spacecraft made history flying past Pluto and is now exploring a new frontier, with objects that keeps surprising scientists.
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.