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. UCF scientists developed research-grade simulants that replicate soil on the moon, Mars and asteroids. 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
as of Feb. 2019
In research funding in 2018
In public private awards for space-related research
Space research articles published by UCF faculty in the past five years
Include two retired astronauts and three NASA directors
In The News
NASA Funds UCF Research for New Power Systems on Space Missions
UCF will develop a new way of powering and heating spacecrafts when they are far from the sun and solar energy isn’t practical.
UCF’s 10 Most Popular Research Stories of 2019
Science and research stories that make an impact on our health and that inspire the explorer in each of us are among the most popular.
NASA Funds 2 UCF Projects Focused on Returning to the Moon
The projects will help scientists better understand the nature of lunar dust so that its potentially damaging effects to equipment and spacecraft during lunar landings…