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Related Majors, Minors and Certificate Programs

The University of Florida offers many majors, minors and certificate programs that incorporate some aspect of public leadership, public service and civic engagement. Students are encouraged to review the Academic Advising Center website for more information on double and dual degree requirements.

Majors at UF

International Studies (Bob Graham Center for Public Service)

The international studies interdisciplinary program provides knowledge of major international or global issues including regional and global political economies; comparative cultural and political systems; ethnicity, identity and belief systems; peace, conflict and wars; gender, culture and politics; and environment, health, and science issues.

Political Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

The political science major prepares students for a wide range of careers in government, non-governmental organizations, politics, law, and the private sector. Students take coursework in areas as diverse as American and comparative politics, political theory, international relations, public policy and public administration.

Journalism (College of Journalism)

The journalism major combines the basic principles of journalism (reporting, writing, ethical and legal principles) with new forms (social media, video, data journalism, coding, and more) to provide students with the skills they need to be effective and compelling storytellers, journalists and communicators.

Economics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Through the study of economics, students learn how to look at a complex world and make sense of the wide variety of behaviors they observe. Students majoring in economics learn the analytical skills used to understand how households, firms and governments make economic decisions, comparing costs and benefits in an effort to maximize their impact.

Minors at UF

Economics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

The Economics minor is a suitable option for students of all undergraduate majors. Students minoring in economics can, for example, pursue coursework in managerial decision-making, international development, and quantitative methods.

Leadership (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

This interdisciplinary minor provides the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Organizational Leadership (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

The nonprofit organizational leadership minor provides the knowledge and competencies to perform a variety of roles in nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies and corporations, and government agencies at the local, state, and national levels.

International Development and Humanitarian Assistance (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The international development and humanitarian assistance minor provides the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to contribute productively in nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and public-sector organizations involved with international development and humanitarian assistance.

International Studies in Agricultural and Life Sciences

The minor combines a study-abroad component, coursework with technical content related to agricultural and life sciences, and coursework that focuses on the history, culture or language of a national or region abroad.

Certificate Programs

Political Campaigning (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Political science and non-major students may pursue undergraduate training in campaigns and elections, earning a certificate in political campaigning. The certificate is designed for students who may pursue careers in practical politics, including campaign management, lobbying, and issue advocacy.

Public Affairs (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

The public affairs certificate is for those interested in government careers and requires courses in public policy and public administration.

Challenge 2050 | Global Leadership and Change

This certificate focuses on global community challenges as we face a population predicted to exceed nine billion people by the year 2050. The program empowers students to take action in addressing the unstructured, complex and adaptive world challenges in sustainable development and food security.

International Relations (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

This certificate is for those who are interested in international affairs and who are considering careers in this field (e.g., working for the U.S. government’s foreign policy or intelligence agencies; foreign policy think tanks; international non-governmental organizations).

International Communications (College of Journalism)

The international communication certificate emphasizes the impact of internationalization and globalization on communication across disciplines and the program prepares students for career advancement and development.

Legal History (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

This historical exploration introduces the ways in which law influences society and the ways in which society influences law. The certificate considers how law works around the world by studying legal histories outside of the U.S.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

In the four courses that make up the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership you will learn the skills required to oversee the critical processes of any nonprofit, government agency, or community-based program.