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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Non-Limited Access Majors

Communicative Sciences & Disorders: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
This program prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology, or for work in related fields such as special education and health and human services. The curriculum includes the study of normal and disordered speech, language, hearing and cognitive and swallowing processes. Speech-language pathologists assess, treat and help prevent communication disorders related to stuttering; voice articulation; child language; and neurogenic disorders associated with stroke, dementia or traumatic brain injury.

Criminal Justice: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
The undergraduate program in criminal justice is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of crime and society's control mechanisms, as well as to prepare them for professional careers in criminal justice and related agencies.

Health Sciences-Pre-Clinical: Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Track is designed for students with interest in human health leading to graduate study or career advancement. This degree is designed to provide the students with a solid educational background in basic and health-related sciences, while providing the foundation courses required for admission to graduate level clinical programs in health professions including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy. The flexibility of this program allows students to prepare for multiple careers in health sciences.

Health Services Administration: Bachelor of Science
The undergraduate program in health services administration emphasizes the development of skills in health care, business, computer technology, science and communication. It provides students with the background to enter leadership positions in the industry.

Legal Studies: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
The program in legal studies includes a variety of law-related subject matter and addresses a range of issues, including the principles of justice and law. The program also addresses the structure, operation and administration of legal institutions and provides instruction in legal reasoning, research and writing of a variety of legal documents.

Public Administration: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
The program in public administration emphasizes the development of management and analytical skills necessary for employment as a public administrator. It is particularly oriented toward the problems of local government, including issues of growth management and the environment.


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Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II, Room 115
Phone: 407-823-0010
Fax: 407-823-0022
Email: hpainfo@ucf.edu

Office Hours           
Monday-Thursday
9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday Peer Advising ONLY
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Professional advising: Appointment basis
Peer advising: Walk-in basis

Curious about important deadlines?:
Visit http://calendar.ucf.edu

Graduating spring 2017?
1. File your intent to graduate in your myUCF as soon as possible; 2. Enroll-- you MUST be enrolled at UCF your graduation term; 3. Check your myKnight Audit to verify requirements met


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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