Affiliated Centers & Programs
The Center for African Studies promotes excellence in teaching and research on Africa in all the disciplines at the University of Florida. In addition to undergraduate education, the Center promotes and supports graduate studies as essential for the development of a continuing community of Africanist scholars. The Center has over 100 affiliated teaching and research faculty in a wide variety of fields, including: languages, the humanities, the social sciences, agriculture, business, engineering, education, fine arts, environmental studies and conservation, journalism, and law.
The Bob Graham Center for Public Service is a community of students, scholars, and citizens who share a commitment to training the next generation of public and private sector leaders for Florida, the United States and the international community. Senator Graham founded this center as a means of going beyond the classroom and giving students insight into the nuts and bolts of political leadership. It’s part of his lifelong dedication to the idea that citizens need a firm grounding in democratic government to discharge their rights and responsibilities. This is true no matter what field a Bob Graham Center student chooses for a career, be it politics, business, the arts or the sciences.
The Center for European Studies (CES) is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida (UF) is a Title VI National Resource Center funded in part by the US Department of Education. The CES is one of just eleven European or Western European Title VI Centers in the country.
The Center for Jewish Studies provides an undergraduate, interdepartmental curriculum which serves as a basis for understanding the broad spectrum of Jewish culture, religion, and civilization. The Center offers both a major and minor through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These may serve as preparation for graduate work in Jewish Studies and the rabbinate, as background for a career in Jewish education or community service, or as an area of special interest which enriches the undergraduate experience.
The Center’s mission is to advance knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean and to enhance the scope and quality of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. The Center administers an interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate academic program in Latin American Studies.
The FSRC is an important research resource for its clients. The FSRC draws upon the extensive resources of the University of Florida and the expertise of faculty and graduate students to provide clients with the type of quality research services only available at a university-based research center. We strive to conduct research that is valid and reliable, and, as a university-based research center, the results of our research have a high degree of credibility.
The Center for Global Islamic Studies offers a graduate-level (Master’s and Ph.D.) Certificate in Global Islamic Studies. The goal of this certificate is to train students to pursue careers in teaching and research related to Islam, and will broaden students’ understanding of the diversity of Islam in the global context.