You Majored In What?

Check out the most popular — and unique — majors in Florida.

There are more than 300 schools and colleges in Florida, each offering dozens of degree programs. Here are some of the most popular majors at several Florida schools, plus fun facts about their degree programs.


College of Central Florida
Ocala, with additional locations in Citrus and Levy counties

Top Degree Programs
• Business
• Criminal Justice
• Early Childhood Ed.
• Nursing

Fun Fact! CCF offers the only two-year equine studies program in Florida. Students get hands-on experience at Vintage Farm, a 103-acre campus in Ocala. The college also has a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Simulation Center, where nursing students practice their skills on high-tech patient simulators.

 

New College of Florida
Sarasota

Top Degree Programs
• Biology
• Economics
• Political Science
• Humanities
• Psychology

Fun Fact! NCF is the only college in Florida that offers a major in Medieval and Renaissance studies. Every other year, the school hosts a Medieval & Renaissance Studies Conference that attracts Medieval scholars from around the country.

 

Daytona State College
Daytona Beach

Top Degree Programs
• Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management
• Business Administration
• Cosmetology
• Nursing Associate’s degree

Fun Fact! NCF is the only college in Florida that offers a major in Medieval and Renaissance studies. Every other year, the school hosts a Medieval & Renaissance Studies Conference that attracts Medieval scholars from around the country.

 

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland

Top Degree Programs
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Computer Science & Information Technology
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Fun Fact! FPU is dedicated exclusively to science, technology, engineering and math degree programs. Concentrations include cybersecurity, machine intelligence, health informatics, renewable energy and nanotechnology, to name a few.

 

Florida State University
Tallahassee

Top Degree Programs
• Biological Science
• Criminology
• Finance
• Political Science
• Psychology

Fun Fact! FSU students majoring in psychology can study abroad at the school’s two-month “Psychology in London” summer program. While finance students can get hands-on experience in the school’s state-of-the-art Trading Room, which replicates the ones used in Wall Street investment firms.

“There are so many majors out there. If you’re curious about a specific major, I’d recommend taking an elective that covers a similar topic. This lets you take the major for a test drive. And it’s smarter than just taking so-called easy electives. You never know what you may learn in the course and how it can inspire you later.”

David Jackson III, 21, senior at Florida A&M University, business administration major

 

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