The basic foundations of UCF's General Education Program that must be met, including courses in communications, history, mathematics, and the physical and social sciences. The University of Central Florida has a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education with one of its stated strategic goals being to offer the highest quality undergraduate education available in Florida.
The core-curriculum general education program is structured on five Foundations:
Within these Foundations, students choose twelve courses from a selection of forty-three. The purpose of this foundational General Education Program is to introduce students to a broad range of human knowledge and intellectual pursuits, to equip them with the analytic and expressive skills required to engage in those pursuits, to develop their ability to think critically, and to prepare them for life-long learning.
When UCF asked students what they care about, undergraduates responded with a clear, unified voice: the environment, specifically Global Climate Change. UCF undergraduates are passionate about creating a just and sustainable future, and that passion is the driving force behind making The Environment and Global Climate Change the Unifying Theme.
The General Education Program (GEP) at UCF expands and enhances a broad range of academic skills to develop confident, well- prepared students who present a reasoned voice in a global community. The Unifying Theme was created to focus discussion and reflection across a variety of intellectual experiences, conversations, and curricular and extracurricular activities. The Environment and Global Climate Change as the Unifying Theme will encourage UCF undergraduate students to engage in an interdisciplinary and academic discourse about Global Climate Change, potential solutions, and possible student action. UCF students have marked Global Climate Change as more than an academic topic—it’s a cause to which they are deeply committed, and education is an important first step.
The Unifying Theme is supported by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. If you are interested in submitting information, resources, or just wish to know more, please contact us or visit www.unifyingtheme.ucf.edu.