2021 Virtual Degree Expo

The 2021 Degree Expo will showcase degree options, insight on program details, career options, and answer your top questions. It’s a one-stop-shop for exploring your possibilities.

The virtual event will offer over 30 break-out sessions hosted by UCF Colleges and Departments ready to provide information about their degrees and answer any questions you may have. You won’t want to miss this event! There is no cost to participate in the event.

Degree Expo Schedule – Thursday, October 21, 2021


ZOOM ACCESS Sessions 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Welcome!
Presenter: Dr. Theodorea Regina Berry, Vice Provost, Student Learning and Academic Success
Dean, College of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Pam Cavanaugh, Associate Vice Provost for UCF Connect, Division of Student Learning and Academic Success
10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Mapping Your Plan to Academic Success!
Are you earning an A.A. at a state college and planning to transfer to UCF? UCF Success Pathways outlines required lower-level courses and academic milestones aligned with your anticipated UCF major.
Presenter: Harrison Oonge, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Peer Knight Coaches: Transfer Experience/Best Practices
Presenter: Valeria Lemus Samour, Transfer Student/PeerKnight, Tamyia Paul, Transfer Student/PeerKnight, Serena McCalla, Transfer Student/PeerKnight

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
DirectConnect to UCF® Information Session
DirectConnect to UCF guarantees admission (consistent with university policy) to UCF with an associate degree (A.A.) or articulated (A.S.) degree from one of our partner state colleges. Partner college include College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College of Florida, and Valencia College.
Presenter: Ada Diaz, UCF Connect Student Coach II
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

ZOOM ACCESS

Transfer to Be a Knight Information Session
Whether you’re planning to complete your bachelor’s degree or are seeking a new educational experience with access to more programs and opportunities, Transfer Connect makes it easy to get started on your journey to officially becoming a Knight!
Presenter: Molly Kaminski, Assistant Director, UCF Undergraduate Admissions

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.


College of Arts & Humanities
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Also offered at 1:00 p.m.
Writing & Rhetoric BA, Minor or Certificate. Overview of the BA program and the minor in Writing and Rhetoric and the Public and Professional Writing Certificate.
Presenter: Adele Richardson

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Department of Criminal Justice

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Careers in Criminal Justice, program requirements, and beyond.
Presenter: Marva Ellington, Dr. Cory Watkins, Dr. Todd Bricker

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Undergraduate Affairs

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Overview of all CCIE majors/minors. This includes all Education majors, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Public Adminstration, Nonprofit Management, Emergency Management, Health Services Adminstration, and Health Informatics and Information Management.
Presenter: Amber Carducci

ZOOM ACCESS


Division of Student Learning & Academic Success
Knights Major Exploration & Transition Center

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
The presentation will focus on how the Knights’ Major Exploration and Transition Center works with undeclared students. The presentation will include information on the components of the Major Exploration Program and how our professional academic advisors and Peer Coaches assist undeclared students through the process of selecting an appropriate major.
Presenter: Christopher Craig, Nanette (Emily) Rank

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Nursing
Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Overview of UCF’s College of Nursing including program options, nursing prerequisites, TEAS, application requirements, and application cycles.
Presenter: Dr. Lucas Noboa and Jacob Lawhon

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Business
Integrated Business

Also offered at 1:00 p.m.
Integrated Business is a different kind of degree. Discussion about the ways the IB degree is different from a traditional business degree both in content and in focus as well and how it is taught.
Presenter: Dr. Jim Gilkeson

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Engineering & Computer Science
Academic Support Services

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Overview of College of Engineering and Computer Science programs and prerequisites.
Presenter: Meena Datta

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Department of Anthropology

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Why Major in Anthropology? At UCF, our core Anthropology faculty have expertise in the subfields of cultural and medical anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology, and we conduct ongoing intensive research in North America and around the world. Join us to learn more about our fascinating major and the exciting opportunities that await you!
Presenter: Amanda Groff, Sandra Wheeler

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
School of Politics, Security & International Affairs

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Highlight new program options added to our school including a new major track and certificates, and how to engage in high impact practices within our school.
Presenter: Nicholas Schenk

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media

Also offered at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Communication and Media Advising Information Session. Highlighting program options available.
Presenter: Rebecca Morales, D.D. Moullet

ZOOM ACCESS


Session 2: 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.


College of Community Innovation & Education
Department of Legal Studies

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
A degree in Legal Studies teaches students how to think critically, write well, and research effectively. These are skills that can be applied to careers as lawyers, paralegals, HR specialists, compliance specialists, and a variety of other professions.
Presenter: Sean Donovan

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
School of Global Health Management & Informatics

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Health Services Administration and Health Informatics and Information Management degree programs. Topics will include degree requirements, career opportunities and student groups available.
Presenter: Pamela Von Graff

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Health Profession & Sciences
Student Academic Services Office

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Discuss and provide handouts to students interested in pursuing majors offered in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF.
Presenter: Jessica Mays

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Transfer Tips for Students Majoring in College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Degrees.
Presenter: Cynthia Contreras, Josh Hanlon, Mariah George, Justin Morency, Haley Riska

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Advising Services

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Advisors from the College of Sciences Advising Services office (COSAS) will provide information on College of Sciences programs (majors, minors, certificates).
Presenter: Thuong Tran-Thuong

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Department of Psychology

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Chesnut teaches UCF psychology courses at the UCF Valencia Osceola and UCF Valencia West Connect Centers as well as online. He is also a practicing licensed mental health counselor. He can answer your questions about career options in the psychology field and how to prepare yourself for a successful graduate school application.
Presenter: Jason Chesnut

ZOOM ACCESS


Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Academic Advising

Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Overview of Rosen College of Hospitality Management program options.
Presenter: Samantha Fox

ZOOM ACCESS


UCF Downtown
Also offered at 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Overview of UCF Downtown Campus including programs, services, and resources.
Presenter: Lorena Roedan

ZOOM ACCESS


Session 3: 12:00 p.m. -12:30 p.m.


College of Community Innovation & Education
Department of Criminal Justice

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Careers in Criminal Justice, program requirements, and beyond.
Presenter: Marva Ellington, Dr. Cory Watkins, Dr. Todd Bricker

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Undergraduate Affairs

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Overview of all CCIE majors/minors. This includes all Education majors, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Public Adminstration, Nonprofit Management, Emergency Management, Health Services Adminstration, and Health Informatics and Information Management.
Presenter: Amber Carducci

ZOOM ACCESS


Division of Student Learning & Academic Success
Knights Major Exploration & Transition Center

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
The presentation will focus on how the Knights’ Major Exploration and Transition Center works with undeclared students. The presentation will include information on the components of the Major Exploration Program and how our professional academic advisors and Peer Coaches assist undeclared students through the process of selecting an appropriate major.
Presenter: Christopher Craig, Nanette (Emily) Rank

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Nursing
Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Overview of UCF’s College of Nursing including program options, nursing prerequisites, TEAS, application requirements, and application cycles.
Presenter: Dr. Lucas Noboa and Jacob Lawhon

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Business Administration
Integrated Business

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Integrated Business is a different kind of degree. Discussion about the ways the IB degree is different from a traditional business degree both in content and in focus as well and how it is taught.
Presenter: Dr. Jim Gilkeson

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Engineering & Computer Science
Academic Support Services

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Overview of College of Engineering and Computer Science programs and prerequisites.
Presenter: Anna Canlon

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
School of Politics, Security & International Affairs

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Highlight new program options added to our school including a new major track and certificates, and how to engage in high impact practices within our school.
Presenter: Nicholas Schenk

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Communication and Media Advising Information Session. Highlighting program options available.
Presenter: Rebecca Morales, D.D. Moullet

ZOOM ACCESS


Session 4: 12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.


College of Arts & Humanities
Latin American Studies

Also offered at 1:30 p.m.
Overview of Latin American Studies program.
Presenter: Lisa Nalbone

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Department of Legal Studies

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
A degree in Legal Studies teaches students how to think critically, write well, and research effectively. These are skills that can be applied to careers as lawyers, paralegals, HR specialists, compliance specialists, and a variety of other professions.
Presenter: Sean Donovan

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
School of Global Health Management & Informatics

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Health Services Administration and Health Informatics and Information Management degree programs. Topics will include degree requirements, career opportunities and student groups available.
Presenter: Pamela Von Graff

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Health Profession & Sciences
Student Academic Services Office

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Discuss and provide handouts to students interested in pursuing majors offered in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF.
Presenter: Jessica Mays

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Transfer Tips for Students Majoring in College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Degrees.
Presenter: Cynthia Contreras, Josh Hanlon, Mariah George, Justin Morency, Haley Riska

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Advising Services

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Advisors from the College of Sciences Advising Services office (COSAS) will provide information on College of Sciences programs (majors, minors, certificates.
Presenter: Summer Bernini

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Department of Psychology

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Chesnut teaches UCF psychology courses at the UCF Valencia Osceola and UCF Valencia West Connect Centers as well as online. He is also a practicing licensed mental health counselor. He can answer your questions about career options in the psychology field and how to prepare yourself for a successful graduate school application.
Presenter: Jason Chesnut

ZOOM ACCESS


Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Academic Advising

Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Overview of Rosen College of Hospitality Management program options.
Presenter: Samantha Fox

ZOOM ACCESS


UCF Downtown
Also offered at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Overview of UCF Downtown Campus including programs, services, and resources.
Presenter: Lorena Roedan

ZOOM ACCESS


Division of Student Development & Enrollment Services
Lead Scholars Academy

Also offered at 1:30 p.m.
The LEAD Scholars Academy provides students with various opportunities to learn more about themselves and develop new leadership skills. The U-LEAD programs are single-semester programs designed for upperclassmen and transfer students with 60+ credits, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and an interest in service and leadership.
Presenter: Maritza Torres

ZOOM ACCESS


Session 5: 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.


College of Arts & Humanities
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Also offered at 11:00 a.m.
Writing & Rhetoric BA, Minor or Certificate. Overview of the BA program and the minor in Writing and Rhetoric and the Public and Professional Writing Certificate.
Presenter: Adele Richardson

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Department of Criminal Justice

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Careers in Criminal Justice, program requirements, and beyond.
Presenter: Marva Ellington, Dr. Cory Watkins, Dr. Todd Bricker

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Undergraduate Affairs

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Overview of all CCIE majors/minors. This includes all Education majors, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Public Adminstration, Nonprofit Management, Emergency Management, Health Services Adminstration, and Health Informatics and Information Management.
Presenter: Amber Carducci

ZOOM ACCESS


Division of Student Learning & Academic Success
Knights Major Exploration & Transition Center

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
The presentation will focus on how the Knights’ Major Exploration and Transition Center works with undeclared students. The presentation will include information on the components of the Major Exploration Program and how our professional academic advisors and Peer Coaches assist undeclared students through the process of selecting an appropriate major.
Presenter: Christopher Craig, Nanette (Emily) Rank

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Nursing
Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Overview of UCF’s College of Nursing including program options, nursing prerequisites, TEAS, application requirements, and application cycles.
Presenter: Dr. Lucas Noboa and Jacob Lawhon

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Business
Integrated Business

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Integrated Business is a different kind of degree. Discussion about the ways the IB degree is different from a traditional business degree both in content and in focus as well and how it is taught.
Presenter: Dr. Jim Gilkeson

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Engineering & Computer Science
Academic Support Services

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Overview of College of Engineering and Computer Science programs and prerequisites.
Presenter: Ashley Duprat

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Department of Anthropology

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Why Major in Anthropology? At UCF, our core Anthropology faculty have expertise in the subfields of cultural and medical anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology, and we conduct ongoing intensive research in North America and around the world. Join us to learn more about our fascinating major and the exciting opportunities that await you!
Presenter: Amanda Groff, Sandra Wheeler

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
School of Politics, Security & International Affairs

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Highlight new program options added to our school including a new major track and certificates, and how to engage in high impact practices within our school.
Presenter: Nicholas Schenk

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media

Also offered at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Communication and Media Advising Information Session. Highlighting program options available.
Presenter: Rebecca Morales, D.D. Moullet

ZOOM ACCESS


Session 6: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


College of Arts & Humanities
Latin American Studies

Also offered at 12:30 p.m.
Overview of Latin American Studies program.
Presenter: Lisa Nalbone

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
Department of Legal Studies

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
A degree in Legal Studies teaches students how to think critically, write well, and research effectively. These are skills that can be applied to careers as lawyers, paralegals, HR specialists, compliance specialists, and a variety of other professions.
Presenter: Sean Donovan

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Community Innovation & Education
School of Global Health Management & Informatics

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Health Services Administration and Health Informatics and Information Management degree programs. Topics will include degree requirements, career opportunities and student groups available.
Presenter: Pamela Von Graff

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Health Profession & Sciences
Student Academic Services Office

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Discuss and provide handouts to students interested in pursuing majors offered in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF.
Presenter: Jessica Mays

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Transfer Tips for Students Majoring in College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Degrees.
Presenter: Cynthia Contreras, Josh Hanlon, Mariah George, Justin Morency, Haley Riska

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Advising Services

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Advisors from the College of Sciences Advising Services office (COSAS) will provide information on College of Sciences programs (majors, minors, certificates.
Presenter: Kimberly Dhanraj

ZOOM ACCESS


College of Sciences
Department of Psychology

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Chesnut teaches UCF psychology courses at the UCF Valencia Osceola and UCF Valencia West Connect Centers as well as online. He is also a practicing licensed mental health counselor. He can answer your questions about career options in the psychology field and how to prepare yourself for a successful graduate school application.
Presenter: Jason Chesnut

ZOOM ACCESS


Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Academic Advising

Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Overview of Rosen College of Hospitality Management program options.
Presenter: Samantha Fox

ZOOM ACCESS


UCF Downtown
Also offered at 11:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Overview of UCF Downtown Campus including programs, services, and resources.
Presenter: Lorena Roedan

ZOOM ACCESS


Division of Student Development & Enrollment Services
LEAD Scholars Academy

Also offered at 12:30 p.m.
The LEAD Scholars Academy provides students with various opportunities to learn more about themselves and develop new leadership skills. The U-LEAD programs are single-semester programs designed for upperclassmen and transfer students with 60+ credits, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and an interest in service and leadership.
Presenter: Maritza Torres

ZOOM ACCESS


Participating Departments / Colleges