Greetings! I offer you my warmest welcome to the University of Florida and to the beginning of a new academic year.
UF is wonderfully diverse and comprehensive, with more than 100 undergraduate majors, more than 200 graduate programs, an amazing variety of experiential learning opportunities and numerous undergraduate and graduate students participating in research and scholarship.
Our excellent faculty are committed to teaching and interacting with students to both challenge your academic skills and encourage you to think in new ways. Our nationally renowned academic support professionals will help you navigate your courses and major – and our student affairs staff are eager to assist with orientation, career counseling, leadership and volunteering opportunities and all the aspects of student life.
You are at the University of Florida at a great time in our history, a time when the State of Florida and the Gator Nation are united behind our shared ambitions to be one of the very best universities in the world. I encourage you to be a part of this journey by fully embracing your experience at UF – taking classes that challenge you, as well as those that appeal to your career interests and curiosity; finding opportunities to learn and serve outside of the classroom; and making new friends by reaching out to faculty, staff and students across UF’s very diverse community.
This catalog will give you a starting point by providing the information and tools you need to explore UF’s broad selection of courses and majors and discover our many student services. I hope that you spend time exploring your options so that you have a sense of the full range and depth of possibilities before you.
I know that you are among the most academically accomplished students in the nation, and I look forward to seeing what you and our university can achieve together.
Have a wonderful year, and Go Gators!
W. Kent Fuchs
President Kent Fuchs became the President of the University of Florida in January of 2015.
He served previously as Provost at Cornell University.