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ROO VISITS

Roo Visits are offered throughout the week for all prospective students interested in learning about UMKC. There are three options for Roo Visits:

Roo Visit only

Learn about campus through our UMKC overview presentation, then take a walking tour of campus and optional housing tour.

Roo Visit and Academic unit visits

Choose either a combined Roo Visit and academic unit visit to learn more about UMKC and spend time with academic staff and/or faculty to find out more about your major or an academic unit visit only if you've already attended a Roo Visit.

 

College of Arts and Sciences

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 Departments:

Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
Art and Art History
Communication Studies
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Philosophy
Theatre
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Economics
History
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Chemistry
Geosciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Astronomy

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Arts and Sciences visit now:

Monday, September 24, 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 1 p.m.

Monday, October 8, 1 p.m.

Friday, October 12, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, October 16, 1 p.m.

Monday, October 22, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 29, 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 8, 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 29, 9 a.m.

Monday, December 3, 9 a.m.

 

Register for an Arts and Sciences only visit now:

Friday, November 2, 2 p.m.


Conservatory of Music and Dance

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

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Conservatory visit now:

Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, September 18, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 1, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 29, 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 8, 9 a.m.

Friday, December 4, 9 a.m.


Henry W. Bloch School of Management

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

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Bloch School visit now:

Friday, September 14, 11 a.m.

Friday, September 28, 11 a.m.

Monday, October 22, 9 a.m.

Monday, November 5, 9 a.m.

Monday, November 19, 1 p.m.

Friday, December 7, 11 a.m.

 

Register for a Bloch School only visit now:

Friday, December 7, 2 p.m.


Honors College

The UMKC 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.

This visit will provide a general overview of admission into UMKC and, specifically, the Honors College. Additionally, guests will sit in on an actual Honors course, eat lunch with Honors faculty and students and take a tour of campus with a Student Ambassador. This visit will last most of the day.

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Honors College visit now:

Thursday, November 1, 9 a.m.


School of Biological Sciences

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

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Biological Sciences visit now:

Friday, September 14, 9 a.m.

Monday, September 24, 9 a.m.

Friday, October 12, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 22, 9 a.m.

Friday, November 9, 9 a.m.

Friday, December 7, 9 a.m.


School of Computing and Engineering

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

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Computing and Engineering visit now:

Friday, September 14, 11 a.m.

Friday, September 21, 11 a.m.

Thursday, October 4, 9 a.m.

Friday, October 12, 11 a.m.

Friday, November 9, 11 a.m.

Friday, December 7, 11 a.m.


School of Dentistry

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.

Intended for aspiring dental hygienists and dentists, you may register for the Dental School visit date below. As an additional option, we suggest attending a visit by the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Biological Sciences.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Dental Hygiene

For visit information, please email us at umkc-dentalstupgms@umkc.edu.


School of Education

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

For visit information, please email us at education@umkc.edu.


School of Law

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.

Since pre-law students are guided by advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences, we encourage attending one of their visits as an alternative.

Find more visit information on the School of Law website.


School of Medicine (specific to Six Year BA/MD Program)

The School of Medicine partners with six top area hospitals to provide students with early patient interaction and high-quality medical training. High school students who are highly motivated and well-qualified may be eligible for the unique B.A./M.D. Program, which allows you to earn a medical degree in just six years. Other graduate medical programs are also available.

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and School of Medicine visit now:

Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m.

Thursday, September 27, 11 a.m.

Monday, October 8, 11 a.m.

Monday, October 15, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 24, 11 a.m.


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.).

There is a direct high school admission program, which allows qualified, high-achieving students who are admitted to UMKC directly from high school and meeting set standards, the ability to assure a seat in the competitive B.S.N. program.

 

Nursing

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Nursing visit now:

Monday, September 17, 9 a.m.

Monday, September 25, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, October 9, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, October 23, 9 a.m.

Monday, November 5, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, December 4, 9 a.m.

 

Register for a Nursing only visit now:

Tuesday, November 27, 2 p.m.

 


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.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) is also part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies and also not a nursing degree. The BSPH degree offers a comprehensive science-based curriculum that includes the physical, biological, behavioral and social aspects of health, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in public health or to pursue post-graduate education.

 

Health Sciences and Public Health

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Health Sciences visit now:

Monday, September 24, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 29, 9 a.m.

Monday, November 26, 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 6, 9 a.m.


School of Pharmacy

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.

An additional option is the Early Assurance (EA) Program, which allows qualified, high-achieving students who are admitted to UMKC directly from high school and meeting set standards, the ability to assure a seat in the competitive Pharm.D. program.

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

 

Register for a combined Roo Visit and Pharmacy visit now:

Friday, September 14, 9 a.m.

Thursday, September 27, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 8, 9 a.m.

Monday, October 22, 9 a.m.

Monday, November 26, 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 6, 9 a.m.

 

Register for a Pharmacy only visit now:

Friday, November 2, 2 p.m.


Undecided/Exploratory

University College is a unique opportunity to explore majors at UMKC through engagement with faculty and staff, the development of educational plans and the clarification of career and life goals. Exploratory students will experience a wide array of academic possibilities and disciplines through a series of seminars that focus on critical inquiry and information literacy. Students progress in their degree by taking courses that satisfy UMKC General Education Core requirements while exploring topics of special interest to make purposeful decisions about academic plans and career goals.

If you are considering UMKC and exploring different academic programs and want to learn more about University College, we encourage you to attend a Roo Visit.