OFFICES & PROGRAMS
Academic Services is responsible for administering State of Florida and University academic policies pertaining to academic record changes, curriculum file management, the degree audit program and University-wide undergraduate graduation requirements.
The mission of the EXCEL program is to increase student success in the first two years of their college career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) discipline.
The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to promoting the success of our stakeholders - the UCF full-time, part-time and graduate student faculty and, though indirectly, the students they serve and the staff and administrators with whom they work.
What’s Next seeks to help students plan for their futures post-graduation: to not only set goals but to identify the knowledge and skills necessary to reach those goals. The initiative encourages students to connect their classroom knowledge and skills to real-world contexts and, thereby, to develop the ability to transfer knowledge and skills from one context to another.
Students graduating with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies will be able to integrate the knowledge and modes of thinking of multiple disciplines to create new explanation of phenomena, solutions to problems, insights to issues, and products that would be unlikely if not impossible from a single discipline. They will have strong communication, critical thinking, leadership, and analytical skills and a commitment to global and local citizenship and involvement.
The UCF Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) is designed to provide undergraduate students, who may be interested in pursuing graduate education, with research experience while working closely with a faculty mentor. The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare students from low-income, first-generation and traditionally underrepresented groups for doctoral studies.
The Office of Experiential Learning instructs and promotes applied learning courses, facilitates the development of quality experiential learning courses through collaboration with and training for faculty campus-wide, and partners with employers and community partners locally, nationally and internationally to help them access talented students and assist in the educational process.
The mission of the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising (PHPLA) is to provide guidance and support to students interested in pursuing careers in the health and legal professions. PHPLA assists "Pre-Professional" Students in any undergraduate major by offering academic advising, administrative support, and other activities related to preparing for and applying to professional schools.
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to strengthen and enrich the undergraduate research climate at the University of Central Florida.