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UCF Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum combines academic breadth and depth and provides students with choice and development opportunities within a structured framework and interdisciplinary learning community.

Academic Content

The Foundational Year is the starting point of your LAS studies and includes many LAS Core courses. Starting in the second year, students have significant freedom in designing their own study program. This means that LAS students' academic goals and paths will be quite individual.

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In the Electives, students can undertake a variety of courses and projects to further shape their profile and / or use these credits for courses taken during their study abroad.

The Majors provide an in-depth education in a specific academic field that is, in itself, interdisciplinary. After their first year of studies, students choose one of the following Majors:

    1. Culture and History
    2. Governance
    3. Life Sciences
    4. Environmental and Sustainability Sciences

All students take introductions to two further Majors.

Core courses are taken by all LAS students. The Core encompasses basic and advanced academic skills, reflections on knowledge and science, and the a curriculum on Responsibility and Leadership.

The LAS curriculum is organized in modules. You can find the complete module descriptions in the Module Handbook. The corresponding LAS courses are published every semester in the Course Catalog:

UCF Course Catalog

Course Catalog Summer Semester 2022

The Course Catalog provides information on all LAS courses. It is published at the end of a semester for the upcoming semester. The latest information on individual courses is available on ILIAS. Regarding course registration, please carefully read pages 4 and 5.

LAS Online Study Choice Assistant

Are you interested in studying LAS at UCF? Does our Program fit your academic interests and expectations? The interactive Online Study-Choice Assistant (OSA) gives you an impression about what it is like to study LAS and can help you decide if it is the right program for you. 

Academic Calendar

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Winter Semester 2021-22 (Coronavirus-related changes are possible.)

  • Pre-Block: September 27 – October 8 (additional dates possible)
  • Welcome Week (for new LAS students): October 11 – 15
  • University Semester: October 18, 2021 – February 12, 2022 (courses for advanced students may start earlier; semester-long LAS courses run according to the university semester, no teaching during the university Christmas break)
  • LAS Block I: October 18 – December 10
  • LAS Block II: December 13, 2021 – February 18, 2022 (no teaching during the university Christmas break)
  • Christmas break: December 23, 2021 – January 6, 2022
  • LAS Resit Period (resit examinations that require student presence): April 4 – April 30

Summer Semester 2022

  • Pre-Block: March 21 – April 1
  • University Semester: April 25 – July 30 (semester-long LAS courses run according to the university semester, no teaching during university Pentecost holidays June 06 – 11)
  • LAS Block III: April 11 – June 3 (8 weeks) (Block III exams may take place during the university Pentecost holidays)
  • LAS Block IV: June 13 – July 29 (7 weeks)
  • LAS Resit Period (resit examinations that require student presence): October 3 – 29

Wintersemester 2022-23

  • Pre-Block: September 26 – October 7
  • University Semester: October 17 – February 10 (semester-long LAS courses run according to the university semester, no teaching during university Christmas break December 23 – January 6)
  • LAS Block I: October 17 – December 9 (8 weeks)
  • LAS Block II: December 12 – February 17 (8 weeks)
  • LAS Resit Period (resit examinations that require student presence): April 3 – 29

 

Sommersemester 2023

  • Pre-Block: March 13 – 24
  • University Semester: April 17 – July 21 (semester-long LAS courses run according to the university semester, no teaching during university Pentecost holidays May 29 – June 2)
  • LAS Block III: April 3 – May 26 (8 weeks) (Block III exams may take place during the university Pentecost holidays)
  • LAS Block IV: June 5 – July 21 (7 weeks)
  • LAS Resit Period (resit examinations that require student presence): October 2 – 28