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Great program with their own clinic, the aphasia house, and the fast center.
I did Direct Connect, a program where if you are accepted to UCF from the local Junior College, you enter in as a junior. Classes were offered at the same junior college for UCF as there are UCF campuses sharing the junior college campus. Some of the students are very involved. I was not able to be as involved because I worked daytime hours and could only attend evening courses. Most instructors were able to communicate with on a regular basis and even when I was having trouble, the professors worked with me. Though tuition was a little pricy, overall the school is great. I plan on returning!
I believe this degree is very important in identifying patterns of domestic and international issues, and helping shape the political minds of tomorrow that will be implementing and executing plans to solve real-world problems. The International Relations track was very useful in that it requires two additional terms of a foreign language that I found to be very helpful in not only language barrier break-down, but also to understand the way that other societies interpret information via their language building style.
UCF Rocks!!! I enjoyed the education that I received at UCF. I have two Degrees from UCF. I am going to go back to get another. The staff, teachers and administrators are helpful, enriching and helped in anyway that they could with my educational experience. I recommend UCF to anyone who asked me where I attended and tell them what are great educational experience that anyone can get.
The campus is more like a mini town and has everything someone needs, whether living on or off-campus. Along with having such a large campus, comes with a large student body and some rather large classes. It is suggested to sit up front whenever possible to avoid distractions. With class sizes of 200, there will definitely be distractions. There are plenty of computers on campus and always a quite place to study. A major issue with having so many students is the parking, which they are trying to resolve with building more parking garages but be mindful of this and show up on campus with plenty of time to find a parking spot (first week of a semester, at least 30 minutes before class). For the degrees, they focus on a broad learning schedule and provide an array of restricted electives to personalize the program to students particular interests and career choices. Environmental is not a large program, at least not as covered as other state universities but the science and engineering programs are great here. There are many opportunities for internships with the extensive amount of businesses in the area. If anything, this campus is very well placed for networking with potential employers.
This University has a lot to offer, but it isn't easy to work with at all. Everyone that you will look to to answer your questions will have skewed answers which makes it very difficult to know whether you are on the correct track or not.
The criminal justice master's program (online) offers flexibility with the courses to be able to attend part time while working full time. Study what you need for the program and the classes needed for the CJ program are usually open. If you decide to take electives from the Public Administration program, research what classes are open to other majors.
UCF is a great school if you are the majority and not the minority. While this school offer great academic programs, the lack of support for its minority students almost supersedes its academics abilities. I was a straight A student for most of my UCF career, but did not receive any financial support from the college. Instead, funds are used towards the athletic programs. Minorities are left out of mainstream events and occurrences. My advice, select a school that has a good sense of community, diverse, and who rewards you for your academic excellence!
The faculty is top notch. They are very active in the field and write and publish many of the text books out there on counseling. The counseling center on campus is an amazing experience for prac 1 and 2. The classes that are required to the ensure quality care for your clients. The program is a journey professionally and personally.
I have learned a lot at UCF while seeking a bachelors in Social Work. A lot of the focus in this program is geared to opening your eyes to the injustice we are surrounded with but also in dealing with your own baggage so that you can help others. There are some excellent teachers in the program especialyl Mann and Freeman.Every class I went to I felt more assured that I had chosen the right field to focus on. Most of the classes are really inspiring and motivate you to want to get out there and make a difference in your community. I am an older student with a full time job and bills to pay so I did not spend much time on campus. I never felt out of place though and the students I worked with were all very dedicated to their cause. There is a lot of group work assigned to get you prepared for the real world in social work. There are also a lot of long papers to really immerse yourself in. Never once did I feel like I was wasting my time. The hands on volunteering that is also part of the program helped me to understand what I could offer others. I'm very excited for my internship next semester. I feel confident in the knowledge I've gained that I will be a powerful player wherever I end up within the realm of Social Work. Even if I don't end up working in the field for some reason, this program has changed me and the way I view the world. I have become a kinder person and for that I am eternally grateful.