UCF College of Sciences


Dean’s Welcome

Universities are an opportunity to pursue dreams – for a better life, to understand one’s place in the cosmos, to discover new knowledge, to make the world a better place.

Programs in the College of Sciences span much of what has captured the human imagination, from uncovering the secrets of the natural world (in the life, physical, and mathematical sciences) to understanding humans and the societies we form (in the social and behavioral sciences).

Our faculty and students throw themselves into these questions with passion and determination. I invite you to explore this world, and follow your dream, with us.



Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.

About the College

The College of Sciences is the largest college at UCF, with over 13,000 undergraduate majors and graduate students in programs spanning the natural, computational, social, and behavioral sciences. We are a core part of the undergraduate experience for all UCF students, providing the scientific, mathematical, and communication background important for success in life and full citizenship in a democracy.

For more information about our programs, please follow the links to the right.

Many of our faculty are ranked among the nation’s best scientists and scholars. A majority support their research via contracts and grants awarded by governmental and industrial partners, funding that totals $15 million annually. Faculty members have won many national and international awards for research and teaching, are fellows of the American Academy of Sciences, serve as presidents of national scientific societies, and act as advisors to international, national, and state agencies.

Our students are also among the university’s most accomplished. Many conduct research with faculty, publishing in scientific journals and winning awards for presentations at national meetings. Many take advantage of professional internship opportunities in the metropolitan area and around the nation. Others participate in study-abroad experiences sponsored by their department faculty. Our students have won awards including Goldwater, Astronaut, Beckman, Fulbright, and National Science Foundation scholarships and fellowships.

Contact Information

Physical location: College of Sciences Building (map), room 201

Mailing address: College of Sciences, UCF, P.O. Box 161997, Orlando, FL 32816-1997

Telephone: 407-823-1997 Fax 407-823-1998

Advising Services (COSAS): 407-823-6131