Academics

UMKC offers more than 125 academic areas, providing you with the opportunity to explore as you craft your career.

Interested in engineering, dance, entrepreneurship or medicine? We have that and so much more. Still undecided? University College (UCollege) can help you match your strengths and interests to find the program that's the best fit for you. Maybe you're looking for a challenge. If so, check out our community of Honors College scholars. Many students also take advantage of opportunities for undergraduate research and study abroad.

Whatever your major, your professors bring their expertise and their professional connections to the classroom ― giving you hands-on experience and networking opportunities. Small class sizes create opportunities for mentorship. And from these relationships with faculty and staff, many students get involved in research and community service, which helps them get a head-start on building their portfolios and work experience.

UMKC is focused on your success as a student. That means we have several services and tools on campus to help you adjust to college life and do well in your classes. We're here to help you every step of the way.

To start, you can explore academic programs by using the tools on this page, or you can skip straight to requesting more information from UMKC. 

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College of Arts and Sciences

  • Over 40 degree options spanning 18 departments
  • Traditional and cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Highly diverse and dynamic faculty, staff and student body

Conservatory of Music and Dance

  • More than 400 events produced each academic year
  • Second-largest music composition program in the U.S.
  • Internationally acclaimed faculty and alumni who have earned a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy nominations and Fulbright Awards

Henry W. Bloch School of Management

  • Only Kansas City school accredited by both AACSB and NASPAA
  • Home to the award-winning Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Nationally ranked programs backed by entrepreneur Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block

Honors College

  • Designed for exceptionally motivated and academically talented undergraduates
  • Study abroad programs offered each summer in Sweden, Ireland and Scotland
  • Hands-on, specialized internship opportunities

School of Biological Sciences

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms
  • Highly-skilled faculty mentors
  • Networking opportunities through the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Missouri Department of Conservation

School of Computing and Engineering

  • Kansas City's only accredited school for engineering and computer science
  • Nationally recognized research conducted by world-class faculty
  • New Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center coming in 2020

School of Dentistry

  • Only public dental school in the state of Missouri
  • Eight programs fully accredited by the American Dental Association
  • Research-orientated academic programs including the Summer Scholars Program

School of Education

  • Three disciplinary divisions with over 20 programs
  • Several degrees and certifications available in conjunction with other schools
  • Students get real-world experience as early as their first semester

School of Law

  • Consistently named a "Best Value" law school by National Jurist and preLaw magazines
  • Home to the Roo Connectors Program, a mentorship networking program with community connections
  • Outstanding UMKC Bar Prep course with high Bar passage rates

School of Medicine

  • Partnered with six leading hospitals in Kansas City to provide outstanding medical education
  • Six medical degree programs and 19 specialty areas
  • Choose your pace with a six-year, combined B.A./M.D. or a traditional four-year M.D.

School of Nursing and Health Studies

  • Ranked among nation's Top 20 best online graduate nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online and in-class programs tailored to your personal and career goals
  • Recognized as a "Best Value College" by Princeton Review

School of Pharmacy

  • Consistently ranked as one of the top third of pharmacy schools by the National Institutes of Health
  • Over 94% of students graduate on time
  • Graduates from iPh.D. program go on to accept prestigious fellowships including Harvard-MIT and Stanford

School of Graduate Studies

  • More than 50 graduate degrees at the master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels
  • Several certificates and professional development courses available
  • Represents nearly 35% of total campus enrollment

University College

  • Explore related majors while still satisfying credit requirements for graduation
  • Build your network through informational interviewing with area professionals
  • Specially trained advisors help you get the most out of your class selection
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