UCF | History Department

The History Department at the University of Central Florida offers students an excellent opportunity to cultivate analytical, reading, and writing skills while enhancing their knowledge of history and its role in today's society. Students interested in the professions of law, education, library sciences, public history, international affairs, and public policy will find in history a valuable and rewarding learning experience. The UCF History Department is also home to the Florida Historical Quarterly.

Public History

The Department of History is expanding its Public History program to focus on new media and cultural heritage management—areas that build on the strength of UCF's location in the greater Orlando metropolitan area. Our first priority is to bring new energy to our M.A. program by turning our public history track into a stand-alone master's degree. In addition, we are infusing our undergraduate program with hands-on, publicly engaged research opportunities. [Read More]

A Great Minor for History Students

The Middle Eastern Studies Minor at UCF is a great option for history students who have an interest in international affairs. Students who are interested in marketing themselves for international companies or graduate school would greatly benefit from minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. The minor has no prerequisite and only 18 credit hours to complete. For more information, please explore the Middle Eastern Studies Department page or contact Dr. Hakan Ozoglu at hakan@ucf.edu.

Civil Rights Programming

From Fall 2013-Fall 2016, the Public History Center will present programming on the civil rights movement, focusing on themes such as equality under the law and the power of the individual to make change.
Civil Rights Programming at the Public History Center


Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Sherry Johnson, Historian

Tuesday, October 20, 2015; 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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August 26, 2015

photoUsers can now use tools from the RICHES Mosaic Interface to analyze and annotate items. The free interface is an interactive digital collection of Florida's history that offers a searchable database with access to images, documents, podcasts, oral histories, films, and visualizations. [Read More]

August 20, 2015

photoUCF's Online Bachelor of Arts in History scored third in a recent university ranking by TheBestSchools.org. Rankings were based on quality of program, types of courses provided and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation. [Read More]

April 30, 2015

photoLuis Martínez-Fernández has received an award from the International Latino Book Awards. Martínez-Fernández's recent book, Revolutionary Cuba: A History, was recognized in the Best History Books in English category. [Read More]

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History Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2225 • Fax: 407-823-3184 • E-mail: history@ucf.edu