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


RICHES Oral History Workshop

Monday, February 29, 2016; 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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December 14, 2015

photoThe UCF History Department's Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES™) of Central Florida at the University of Central Florida was awarded a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. [Read More]

October 12, 2015

photoA video podcast produced by UCF students and faculty won the Florida Historical Society's 2015 Hampton Dunn Internet Award. The award is given each year to the best digital project that represents outstanding programs and expands our knowledge of Florida history. [Read More]

October 11, 2015

photoInspired by the BBC series “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” a similar project chronicling Central Florida’s past from early native civilizations through the state’s urbanization was completed recently by a UCF professor and his students. [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