MENU

ACADEMIC INTRODUCTIONS

As a transfer student, you likely have many questions about what classes transfer to UMKC and how long you have left to finish your degree. We recommend contacting your academic program (as listed below) and they will give you information on next steps.

If you want a campus tour and our UMKC overview presentation, you can also schedule a weekday visit through the Welcome Center. This program is in addition to any appointment you may set up with our future UMKC degree program.

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Kevin Miller, 816-235-6061, millerkevin@umkc.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences has 18 departments devoted to the humanities, natural science and social science. It is UMKC's largest academic unit.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Architectural Studies*
Art History
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Economics
English
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Geography
Geology
History
Languages and Literatures
Liberal Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Studio Art
Theatre
Urban Planning and Design
Urban Studies

*The Architectural Studies sequence is a cooperative program with Kansas State University. Students enroll at UMKC in preparation for admission to KSU in their third year.


Conservatory of Music and Dance

Contact Jim Snell, 816-235-2950, snellja@umkc.edu

The Conservatory of Music and Dance is recognized as a center for artistic excellence. In rehearsals, in class and on stage, gifted faculty and visiting artists help students find their creative voices.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Dance
Jazz Studies
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory


Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Questions can be directed to Scott Ezzell at 816-235-5155. ezzells@umkc.edu .

The Bloch School connects business and public administration in a holistic experience that is unusual among business schools. Entrepreneurship and innovation are cornerstones of the curriculum. Emphasis areas include finance, marketing, real estate and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Accounting
Business Administration


School of Biological Sciences

Contact Lauren Petrillo, 816-235-2580, petrillol@umkc.edu

From conservation to medicine, a degree in biology lays a solid foundation for success. UMKC's curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and the principles of scientific discovery to prepare students for professional careers in medicine and dentistry, or for graduate-level work.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Biology


School of Computing and Engineering

Contact Micah Hildreth, 816-235-2357, hildrethm@umkc.edu

If you like to create, design, build and problem-solve, you'll feel right at home at the School of Computing and Engineering. Kansas City is home to hundreds of engineering and computing firms of all sizes, which means lots of opportunities for internships and employment after graduation.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering


School of Dentistry

For Dental Hygiene, contact Kim Greene, 816-235-2080, greeneki@umkc.edu

For the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), contact Jessica Bates, 816-235-6322, batesja@umkc.edu

The School of Dentistry educates exceptionally qualified and caring oral health-care providers through a curriculum that combines the best of the classroom and clinic. It is the only public dental school in Missouri and Kansas.

Aspiring dentists first must earn a bachelor's degree. Most do so by pursuing a pre-dentistry track in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Biological Sciences. Undergraduates can shadow and volunteer at UMKC's dental clinic.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Dental Hygiene


School of Education

Contact Dianna Brasington, 816-235-1290, brasingtond@umkc.edu

The School of Education prepares exemplary teachers to serve in schools in all settings. Working in diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic settings among nine partner school districts prepares UMKC's future teachers to meet the needs of students anywhere.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Middle School Education
Secondary Education


Honors College

Contact Breana Boger, 816-235-2211, bogerb@umkc.edu

The Honors College is designed to enrich the collegiate experience of the most outstanding students. Traditional and non-traditional undergraduates from every school and college at the university are provided with the opportunity to develop their academic and leadership skills within the context of a broad, interdisciplinary education, which will ultimately prepare them for graduate studies and professional careers.


School of Law

All pre-law students are guided by advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Contact Josh Parisse, 816-328-4479, parissej@umkc.edu

Undergraduates can pursue a traditional pre-law track, in which they earn a bachelor's degree and then attend law school. These students explore their future in law with help from pre-law advisors and participate in activities hosted by the UMKC School of Law.


School of Nursing and Health Studies

UMKC offers the pre-licensure B.S.N. nursing track, designed for students who want to pursue licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).

For questions, please contact:
Leah Wilder, 816-235-5768, wilderl@umkc.edu
Anna Oakley, 816-235-1700, oakleyae@umkc.edu

Another option is the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, which blends coursework with service learning, volunteerism and a senior internship. It prepares students for a variety of careers in health or for a post-graduate education.

Last names A-K contact Corrina Beck, 816-235-5788, beckc@umkc.edu

Last names L-Z, contact Jennifer Lyles, 816-235-6252, lylesj@umkc.edu


School of Pharmacy

Contact the UMKC School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs, 816-235-1613, pharmacy@umkc.edu

Graduates of UMKC's Pharm.D. program have the training needed to successfully complete national and state licensure exams and work as a pharmacist. The Pharm.D. degree requires at least six years of college – two years of prerequisite courses and four years of professional study. Incoming freshmen typically start as pre-pharmacy and apply to the Pharm.D. program while in college.

The UMKC Pharmacy School has campuses in Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.


Undecided/Exploratory

Contact University College Student Services, 816-235-8648, umkcucollege@umkc.edu

University College helps undecided students explore the majors and minors offered at UMKC and then transition into an academic unit. Students who enroll in UCollege feel supported in their career inquiry; meanwhile, they progress toward a degree by completing general-education classes required for all majors.