College of Undergraduate Studies

EXCELLENCE

Students with diverse talents and backgrounds have the opportunity to study multiple disciplines They learn to do, to create, to learn, and to succeed.

INNOVATION

Students who major in Interdisciplinary Studies have the opportunity to create a course of study that prepares them to be successful.

DISTINCTION

The College of Undergraduate Studies collaborates with colleges and units across UCF to create this exceptional educational experience.

News

Andrea Krebs Receives UCF’s Founders’ Day Award

Andrea Krebs is from Kent, Ohio, and is one of the growing number of UCF students who have chosen to major in IDS. She chose IDS during her sophomore year because the program allows students the flexibility to create a course of study that aligns with her unique interests and goals. Specifically, Andrea is seeking a Bachelor Science of degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Environmental Studies and is minoring in Studio Art. Read “Founders’ Day Award Winner on Path to Unique Career” in Catalyst magazine to learn how Andrea is customizing her educational experience to prepare for a career as landscape architect specializing in edible landscapes. Learn more about these dynamic degrees. Read more about Andrea in Catalyst.

Andrea Krebs

Alex Tejada Begins Medical School in the Fall

In March, Alex Tejada received a blue envelope in the mail. The letter inside would determine the direction of his life. Tejada was accepted to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Getting to this point required determination and hard work. Tejada graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Physical Science, Biology, and Life Sciences as his areas of study, and music as a minor. Alex shared that his IDS degree made him a more well-rounded applicant. He also credits Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising with helping him through the complex applications process, including his personal statement. Read “Accepted! IDS Grad Gets Greenlight for Med School” in Catalyst magazine to learn more about Tejada.

Alex Tejada IDS Graduate

Zanita Hendry Achieving Her Career Aspiration

Zanita Hendry just graduated with an IDS degree in which she combined study in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Education, and a minor in Women’s and Gender
Studies. She said that her IDS degree, “Provided the tools I needed to secure a teaching career in special education before I had even graduated.”

She is a non-traditional student who completed her degree online. Hendry shares her journey to graduation in the spring 2017 issue of the Interdisciplinary Studies Newsletter. Read more about her journey in the latest issue of the IDS Newsletter.

Zanita Hendry at graduation

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