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Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCF

What is Liberal Arts and Sciences?

Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is a specific approach to Bachelor level education and an alternative to disciplinary study. We understand LAS education as a process of intellectual discovery and personal development in an interdisciplinary and international learning community:

The LAS program at UCF enables students to learn broadly about the human and the non-human world, to systematically develop their capacity for high-level academic work in exchange with others, and to gradually unfold their own interests and abilities in ways suited to their aspirations. We encourage students to critically reflect on science and knowledge and to become skilled communicators and creative shapers of their environment.

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UCF Liberal Arts and Sciences


Program Features

The LAS Course Catalogs can be downloaded here. The LAS Academic Calendar is available here.

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences (depending on choice of Major)
  • Duration: 4 year program with a progressive storyline covering academic competencies, skills training, academic specialization, and room for intellectual exploration.
  • 240 ECTS credits total coursework, i.e. 30 credits per semester. Most LAS courses carry a 6 ECTS credit workload. One ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of about 30 hours.
  • Language of instruction is English. Students who do not speak German must learn German up to the A2 level (CEFR) as part of their LAS program. 
  • Fees€161 registration fee per semester for all students. State of Baden-Württemberg tuition fees for non-EU students (€1,500 per semester) and for students seeking a second Bachelor (or Master's) degree (€650 per semester). For more information, please see the Student Service Center
UCF Course Catalog

The LAS Course Catalog provides information on all LAS courses. It is published at the end of a semester for the upcoming semester.

Are You Interested in Studying LAS at UCF?

Please see our information for prospective LAS students: