2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 09, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Programs of Study

Associate of Arts Degree

University of Central Florida students who satisfactorily complete 60 credit hours of acceptable college work may apply for an Associate of Arts degree. University requirements include achievement of a minimum UCF GPA of 2.0, fulfillment of the General Education Program requirements, and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours in residence at UCF. In addition, any student who desires to receive an A.A. degree must have satisfied the Gordon Rule requirement. Students who initially enter a Florida College System institution or a State University System institution in 2014-2015 or thereafter must also demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to two years of high school instruction in the same language.

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded only upon application. The application form may be obtained from academicservices.ucf.edu/AA-degreeAn Associate of Arts degree will not be awarded in the same term that the baccalaureate degree is to be awarded or in any term following the completion of the baccalaureate degree.

Baccalaureate Degrees

The University offers the degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Photonic Science and Engineering, and Bachelor of Social Work. These degrees are available in Colleges with majors or areas of specialization as indicated.

Graduate Programs

See description at the beginning of each college section. For further information on a particular program or graduate fellowships, contact the departmental office in the respective college or see the Graduate Catalog.



Minors are authorized only for certification with baccalaureate degrees. Minors must be certified at the same time as the student’s baccalaureate degree. Unless a second baccalaureate degree is earned, certification will not be made at a later time even if additional courses have been completed.

A student may declare a minor up to but no later than the submission of the “Intent to Graduate Form.” However, students are strongly urged to declare a minor as early as possible. Contact the student support office of the college offering the minor.


Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate Program

Articulated A.S. Programs

The University offers three specialized degree programs for students who have graduated from a Florida College System institution with an A.S. in the following programs: Criminal Justice Technology, Hospitality Management, and Nursing. UCF also offers an articulated A.S. to B.S. specialized degree program, in partnership with Valencia College, in Restaurant and Foodservice Management.

Students who wish to transfer to UCF under the provisions of the articulated A.S. programs must meet specific criteria:

  1. Students must graduate with the specific program and new A.S. in Fall 2000 or later, (Fall 2003 or later for Criminal Justice) from a Florida public community or state college.
  2. Students who have graduated with an A.S. prior to Fall 2000 are not eligible to participate in these programs. The pre-2000 Florida College System institution A.S. programs have slightly different requirements. Students who do not have the new A.S. should complete their general education at the community or state college and then transfer into the appropriate non-A.S. to B.S. program at UCF.
  3. Students should select the appropriate major on the online application, designating their desire to participate in the articulation agreement.
  4. Students earning an Associate in Science have the option of completing the state approved general education program at a Florida community or state college or state university and must request an official transcript with “general education requirements met” on the transcript to be sent to the UCF Registrar prior to their graduating term from the University of Central Florida. The associate in science degree must include a minimum of 15 college credits of general education coursework. Students who chose to complete their general education program at UCF must meet all of UCF’s current course requirements. Students may not be transient in their last 30 of 39 hours at UCF. Students must also meet the State General Education Core requirements.
  5. Students with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree are not eligible for participation in these programs unless they also have the appropriate A.S. degree.

Applicants who qualify for this program are not guaranteed admission to the limited access program in Nursing or programs that require specific grades in particular courses for admission.

Students should consult with their community or state college advisor when pursuing one of these programs to make sure they have met all of the appropriate requirements for the degree, including the necessary General Education courses and common program prerequisites. Students are still required to complete all of the components of the Gordon Rule prior to graduation from UCF. Students may be required to complete all common program prerequisites for these majors prior to enrollment in upper division course work. To earn a bachelor’s degree, students must complete 36 hours of General Education Program.

Students admitted into these programs must meet the requirements as stated in the programs listed below. Students who change majors out of these programs must adopt the requirements of the most current catalog for the selected major, including the required UCF General Education Program.

Questions concerning the requirements of these majors should be referred to the appropriate academic department, UCF Connect Director (407-823-3654) or the College of Undergraduate Studies (407-823-2373).