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 offer online resources to help you see how your credits are going to transfer. If you are transferring from a Missouri or Kansas school, begin with our Transfer Guides. If you are outside Missouri or Kansas or have attended multiple colleges/universities, please use Transferology.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding your intended major, 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 a 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 your future UMKC degree program.


General Admissions Visits

A General Visit does not include specific academic information. To connect with your intended major, please see the below options to meet with your academic area separate from attending a general Admissions Visit. During a general Visit, which is over an hour and a half, you will learn about UMKC through an overview presentation and take a walking tour of campus led by a current student. The general visits occur several times a week, please see below.

College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Emma Casey, 816-235-6162,

The College of Arts and Sciences is UMKC's largest academic unit. In addition to 18 departments, students have 21 choices for interdisciplinary study and minors.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Architectural Studies*
Art History
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Languages and Literatures
Liberal Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
Political Science
Studio Art
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 Julie Koch, 816-235-2932,

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:

Jazz Studies
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. Schedule online at

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:

Business Administration

School of Biological Sciences

Contact Lauren Petrillo, 816-235-2580,

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:


School of Computing and Engineering

Contact Micah Hildreth, 816-235-2357,

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,

For the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), contact Jessica Bates, 816-235-6322,

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 Jessica Gomes, 816-235-2475,

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,

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 Kevin Miller, 816-235-6061,

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 three B.S.N. tracks, designed for students who want to pursue licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).

  • Pre-Licensure B.S.N. - for students who do not have their R.N. license yet
  • Accelerated B.S.N. - for students who have already completed a Bachelor degree and want to obtain their B.S.N. degree
  • R.N. - B.S.N. Bridge Program - for students who have their R.N. license and want to obtain their B.S.N.

Pre-Licensure BSN last names A-O contact Leah Wilder, 816-235-5768,

Pre-Licensure BSN last names P-Z and all Accelerated BSN contact Emily Jefferies, 816-235-1710,

All R.N. - B.S.N. Bridge Program students contact Paola Fernandez, 816-235-6277,

Register for one of our morning visits now:

Wednesday, April 5

Register for one of our afternoon visits now:

Friday, March 31
Thursday, April 27

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) is part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, but it is not a nursing degree. The BHS degree blends coursework with service learning, volunteerism and a senior internship which 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,

Last names L-Z, contact Jennifer Lyles, 816-235-6252,

Register for one of our visits now:

Thursday, March 23
Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, May 25

School of Pharmacy

Contact the UMKC School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs, 816-235-1613,

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.


If you are considering UMKC and exploring different academic programs, then please contact your respective Transfer Recruiter:

Jacob Smallegan
Students transferring from Missouri institutions
(816) 235-1205

Kaitlyn Fisette
Students transferring from institutions outside of Missouri
(816) 235-5054

If you are interested in enrolling at UMKC as a University College student, an academic program that helps undecided students explore the majors and minors offered at UMKC and then transition into an academic unit, please contact the University College Student Services, 816-235-8648, 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.