Welcome to UWF
The main campus of 1,600 acres of rolling hills and natural
woodland along the Escambia River is ten miles north of downtown Pensacola. Its
facilities have been designed to complement the natural forest and waterways. In
addition, the University of West Florida has waterfront property on Santa Rosa
Island that is available for recreational, academic, and research pursuits. The
University operates the Fort Walton Beach Campus, the Eglin Air Force Base
Center, and offices at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Hurlburt Field, and Whiting
Field. It also manages 23 historic properties in downtown Pensacola.
In 1963 the Florida Legislature authorized funds to establish the University of
West Florida. The first president, Dr. Harold B. Crosby, assumed office in July
1964. Ground was broken on April 16, 1965, and the first students began classes
in the fall of 1967. Dr. James A. Robinson, the second president, took office in
1974. Dr. Morris L. Marx was inaugurated UWF's third president in 1988. Dr. John
C. Cavanaugh became the fourth president on July 15, 2002. A 13-member Board of
Trustees governs the University.
Currently, UWF enrolls more than 9,200 students in its College of Arts and
Sciences, College of Business, and College of Professional Studies, and has
conferred more than 56,000 bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral
The UWF Welcome Center provides maps, parking permits, and information about
courses, facilities, and campus events. Located at the east entrance to the
campus, it has a drive-through window for automotive traffic and a lobby for
walk-in visitors. Information concerning campus tours may be obtained from the
Office of Admissions at (850) 474-2230 or 1-800-263-1074. Information about
off-campus locations can be obtained by calling the Fort Walton Beach Campus at
(850) 863-6565 and the Eglin Center at (850) 678-3727.
More information about the University of West Florida and its programs is
available on the Internet through the UWF Home Page at
uwf.edu on the World Wide Web.
This Catalog represents the current curricula, educational plans,
offerings, and requirements of the University of West Florida and of the State
Board of Education at the time the text in the Catalog was prepared. The
provisions of the Catalog do not constitute an offer for a contract that
may be accepted by students through registration and enrollment in the
University. In accordance with the University, Board of Trustees, and Florida
legislative mandate, the University must reserve the right to change any
provision, offering, or requirement at any time within the student's period of
study at the University. Students should be aware that admission to the
University or registration for a given semester does not necessarily guarantee
the availability of a course at any specific time, but every effort will be made
to meet each student's curricular needs. Students are ultimately responsible for
adhering to the requirements for courses and degrees offered by the University
by obtaining current information about those courses and degree programs.
The University of West Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Institution. The University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity.
Programs, activities, and services, and all terms and conditions of employment
of the University are offered with equal access to all persons without regard to
race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disability.
Persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the
Student Services Office in Building 21, at least five working days in advance to
make appropriate arrangements. Persons with hearing or speech impairments should
use the Florida Dual Party Relay System at 1-800-955-8770 (voice).