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Department and Program Facts

Researching a university’s colleges and departments can be challenging with information in various places. We’ve created a comprehensive list of information about various colleges and departments on our campus. If you have questions about the information below, please email

The College of the Arts houses three schools, which all foster creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence and innovation across disciplines. The College of the Arts nurtures more than 1100 students through nearly 100 dedicated faculty members. There are two creative research centers: Center for World Arts and Center for Arts and Public Policy. The College of Arts allows for an interdisciplinary minor that allows students to have a self-determined, interdisciplinary path of discovery and creativity within the various fine arts disciplines. There are over 80 student clubs for students to diversify their college experience.

Departments in the College:
  • School of Arts + Art History
  • School of Music
  • School of Theatre + Dance
  • Center for Arts in Medicine
  • Digital Worlds Institute
  • Two centers: Center for World Arts and Center for Arts and Public Policy
  • Nearly 100 faculty members in the College of Arts
  • Program allows for an Interdisciplinary Minor
  • Over 80 student clubs
  • More than 1,100 students – undergrad and graduate
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UF’s College of Dentistry is the only publicly funded dental school in the state of Florida with 47 years of educating dentists and specialists. College of Dentistry is a national leader in dental education, research, patient care, and community service. The college was ranked 5 in NIH research funding last fiscal year 2020.

Departments in the College:
  • Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology
  • Restorative Dental Sciences
  • #5 in NIH research funding last fiscal year ‘20
  • 12 degree and certificate programs
  • 47 years educating dentists and specialists
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College Snapshot:
  • 109 applicants; 85 in-state applicants; 24 out-of-state applicants
  • 28 minority applicants (Class of 2020)
  • Overall GPA 3.66; Science GPA 3.58
UF’s College of Design, Construction & Planning prepares students to be innovators in the quality of built and natural environments through educational, professional and research initiatives. DCP was the first college to receive accreditation for their Planning Degree offered online. In 2019, DCP launched a new master’s degree program in Architectural Studies with a concentration in Themed Environments at CityLab in “The Theme Park Capital of the World”—Orlando.

Departments in College:

Construction Management
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Sustainability and the Built Environment


UF earns first ever accreditation for Planning Degree offered online
MS in Architectural Studies with concentration in Themed Environments at CityLab-Orlando

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The mission of the College of Education is to prepare exemplary practitioners and scholars; to generate, use and disseminate knowledge about teaching, learning and human development; and to collaborate with others to solve critical educational and human problems in a diverse global community. The University of Florida College of Education, founded in 1906, consistently ranks among the top 25 public education schools in the elite Association of American Universities.

  • 30+ degree types are offered, from certificates to Ph.D.s.
  • The College of Education at the University of Florida ranked No. 2 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best
  • Online Graduate Education Programs. The college has been in the top one or two spots since 2015.
  • EduGator Central (Students Services) is a helpful resource for students seeking advising, scholarships, career help, and campus involvement
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The College of Education consist of three schools:

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The College of Journalism and Communications is a premier academic community at the intersection of rigorous storytelling and data sciences, journalistic excellence, strategic communication, social impact and public service. It is one of the pioneers of the “teaching hospital” method of communication education that bridges faculty research with student experience in real-world settings. UF’s CJC ranks among the best journalism and communications programs in the nation.

Academic Departments
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Telecommunication
  • Total enrollment – About 3,000
  • Faculty members: 75 research and professionals
  • UF CJC consistently ranks among the top ten best journalism and communications programs nationally
  • Offers state-of-the-art immersion venues for advertising, journalism, broadcast and public relations students.
  • Over 200 students have won awards in journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations competitions since 2019
  • Media properties: 2 TV and 5 radio stations and companion websites; PBS, NPR and ESPN affiliates
  • Online master’s program named #1 in the country by several ranking services (2020)
  • The only academic institution with a Center for Public Interest Communications and STEM Translation Communication Center
  • Hosts the largest annual gathering for social change communicators and communication scholars
  • Houses one of the largest data journalism and coding programs in the U.S.
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College Snapshot
  • Graduation rate 81% (4-year undergrads), 87% (2-year master’s)
  • The second-highest internship rate at UF – 85% of graduates had at least one internship in their academic career, 60% had two or more (2019)
The College of Health & Human Performance offers a curriculum that touches nearly every aspect of daily life. Our faculty and researchers use state-of-the-art facilities to collect data that help us understand people. We use this understanding to win the battle against addiction, improve the quality of life for those suffering from debilitating neurological, cardiovascular and muscular diseases and help span cultural divides through tourism and sport. Our core departments consist of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Health Education & Behavior, Sport Management, and Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management.

  • HHP Departments are ranked Top 3 among public schools in the Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • 7th largest college on campus by enrollment
  • 34% of HHP students who apply and are accepted to medical school; highest acceptance rate on UF’s campus
  • 67% increase in faculty from 2013-2019
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UF’s College of Medicine is the largest college within UF Health academic health center. It is ranked 19 among public medical schools and 43 among nation’s top medical schools. The College of Medicine received $349 million in total research and sponsored program funding. It has 16 nationally recognized preeminent programs with over 1300 faculty, 900 physician, and 400 scientists.

Departments in the College
  • Medical Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
  • #19 Ranked in Top Public Medical Schools- US News & World
  • #43 Ranked Among the Nation’s Top Medical Schools
  • $349 million in total research and sponsored program funding
  • 16 Nationally preeminent programs
  • 1,300 Faculty; 900 Physicians; 400 Scientists
  • 559 Medical Students; 263 graduate students; 120 Physician Assistant Students
  • 774 Resident Physicians
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UF’s College of Pharmacy is a top 10 pharmacy college. For four years, the college of pharmacy has been ranked #1 in matching students into competitive residency programs. The college secured $23.7 million in research funding in 2018. The average PCAT score is in the 76th percentile. 89% of UF’s pharmacy students pass the NAPLEX on their first attempt.

Departments in the College
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
  • Top 10 Pharmacy College Nationally
  • $23.7 million in research funding in 2018
  • 76th Percentile Average PCAT Score
  • 89% First-Time Pass Rate on the Naplex
  • #1 Nationally in Placing Graduates into Pharmacy Residency Programs
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College Snapshot
  • Gainesville Campus – Annual Enrollment 130
  • Jacksonville Campus – Annual Enrollment 40
  • Orlando Campus – Annual Enrollment 70
  • 1,047 PharmD Students
Across its eight departments, the College of Public Health and Health Professions offers two bachelor’s, seven master’s, eight Ph.D. and three professional degree programs. By combining the population perspective of public health with the patient focus of their health professions disciplines, the continuum of care is covered, from prevention and treatment to rehabilitation that supports the health and well-being of communities and individuals. The mission of PHHP is to preserve, promote and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities and individuals. To fulfill this mission, we foster collaborations among public health and the health professions in education, research and service.

  • PHHP has 20 degree programs enrolling 2,544 students, 166 faculty members, and is ranked 8th in graduate programs among AAU public universities
  • PHHP has eight NIH-funded training programs (FY18-19)
  • The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions is one of 62 colleges and schools in the U.S. that have achieved accreditation as a school of public health from the Council on Education for Public Health
  • The college’s faculty members are among the most productive at the University of Florida and the college is ranked 9th in NIH funding among schools of public health at public universities
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The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is the only veterinary medical college in the state of Florida. CVM has 4 certificate programs available to students to enhance their opportunities after graduation: Aquatic Animal Health, Food Animal, Shelter Medicine, and Veterinary Business Management. CVM also their own Career Services center available to students.

Departments in College
  • Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunology
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Large Animal Sciences
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Florida’s only veterinary medical college
  • Has career services for the vet students
  • Four certificate programs available in different areas of veterinary medicine
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College Snapshot
  • 109 applicants; 85 in-state applicants; 24 out-of-state applicants
  • 28 minority applicants (Class of 2020)
  • Overall GPA 3.66; Science GPA 3.58
The College of Nursing is consistently ranked in the Top 10% of all graduate degree-awarding nursing schools in the nation. The college currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Nursing (DNP) and a PhD in Nursing Sciences as well as a Certificate Program.

  • #25 Graduate Programs by US News & World Report
  • Consistently Ranked in the Top 10% of all Graduate Degree-Awarding Nursing Schools in the Nation
  • #1 DNP Program in Florida and #24 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • 1,000 students – 300 grad, 700 undergrads
  • 80 Faculty Members
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The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida houses one of the largest and most dynamic engineering programs in the nation. Curriculum offered across 10 departments, 15-degree programs, and more than 20 centers and institutes produces leaders and problem-solvers who take a multidisciplinary approach to innovative and human-centered solutions. Students, faculty and alumni are hailed as New Engineers who aim to transform the way we live, work and play.

The college produces inventions at twice the national average – and startups at five times the national average – for every research dollar spent. Engineering is the largest professional school, the second largest college, and one of the top three research units at UF.

Gator Engineering: New Engineers transforming the way we live, work and play.

  • HWCOE has 15-degree programs, 10 departments enrolling 10,000+ Students, 279 faculty (tenured/tenure track), 28% underrepresented minorities, 30% women
  • 42 Licenses & Options, 225 patent applications, 106 invention disclosures, $74.4M research expenditures
  • 11 student startups launched, 5X the U.S. Average of startups launched per research dollar invested
  • With the integrated experiential learning approach, we train up our students to be the new engineers who are strong in engineering innovation, engineering leadership and interdisciplinary research capability. The total engineering alumni is over 65,000
  • More than 60% students have had internship/co-op experience before they graduate
  • There are 55+ active student organizations within HWCOE, 25+ active design clubs/competition teams attending national/world competitions
Housing and Residence Education (HRE) has 8,000+ undergraduate residents in 26 residence halls across campus.

There are 16 Living Learning Communities (LLC); each of which fall into one of three categories below based on their thematic focus. LLC’s provide a targeted learning environment with customized programming and support to their residents.

Housing implemented the Residence Experiential Learning Model (REaLM) in the Fall of 2018. This curricular model places a higher emphasis on intentional conversations and experiential learning opportunities for students.

UF’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law is the highest-ranked law school in the state of Florida and ranked 31 in the US. UF’s Tax Specialty is ranked 1 among public law schools and 3 among all law schools. The College of Law contains an Alumni Mentor Program to match current students with alumni who practice in a specific area or geographic location that is of interest to the student.

  • #1 Law School in Florida & 31st Overall – US News & World Report
  • The Best Law School in the 3rd Largest State
  • UF Tax Specialty
  • Alumni Mentor program
  • Students come to Levin from over 100 institutions
  • 2,220 applicants and 172 class size (2022)
Departments in the College
  • Juris Doctor
  • LL.M. in US Law: Designed for International Lawyers
  • LL.M. in Taxation
  • LL.M. International Taxation
  • S.J.D. in Taxation
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Warrington College of Business Administration is the birthplace of forward-thinkers. Warrington College of Business was ranked 4th among US schools in 2019 for their online MBA Program and 15th for their Public Business School. In 2020, the Accounting program was ranked 9th amongst Publics. 50 percent of undergraduate students graduated with international experience in 2019.

Departments in College:
  • Heavener School of Business
  • Fisher School of Accounting
  • Hough Graduate School of Business
  • #4 Online MBA Program among US Schools ‘19
  • #9 Accounting Program amongst Publics ‘20
  • #15 Public Business School ‘19
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College Snapshot
  • 6,832 students – 55 DBA, 55 Ph.D, 1,720 grad, 4,999 undergrad
  • 50% of Heavener undergrad students graduated with international experience ‘19