Freshman, Transfer, and Readmit (former UNO) students wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree or Non-Degree and Visiting students wishing to enroll in undergraduate coursework for professional growth. Boundless academic programs and opportunities await students entering the university.
Students wishing to pursue enroll in graduate degree programs or desiring to take graduate level courses for professional development must apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies. To review the numerous opportunities for graduate students, more information can be found at http://www.unomaha.edu/graduate.
International students on non-immigrant visas or those with pending applications for asylee, refugee, or permanent resident status in the United States should apply through the Office of International Studies and Programs. Students and scholars who need a visa to study in the US will find support through this office.
Since established in 1909, the College of Arts and Sciences has grown to be UNO’s largest academic unit, enrolling more than 3,000 majors and providing general education and foundational courses needed by all students. The College is a liberal arts college within a metropolitan university. The College’s three divisions—Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences—encompass 20 departments and programs that offer more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Our students, faculty and staff continue to excel both in and out of the classroom. Two of our faculty received prestigious Fulbright Fellowships this year, and our collaboration science researchers recently were awarded a $2.4 million research grant.
CBA graduates continue to be in high demand among businesses and not-for-profits in the region. CBA graduates are starting careers this year at Alegent, First National Bank, Methodist Health System, Mutual of Omaha, Northern Natural Gas, Union Pacific, Wells Fargo, and in many entrepreneurial firms. CBA’s internship program is the best in the region, with over 150 placed in paid intern positions. Businesses, alumni, and friends provided over $425,000 in scholarships this academic year alone.
Our programs in art history, broadcasting, creative writing, journalism, music, speech communication, studio art, and theatre offer students a wide variety of opportunities in which they may explore exciting forms of artistic expression, performance, and communication.
The college's nationally known faculty of artists, performers, and scholars care about students' progress and provide innovative instruction in small, informal classroom settings, offering one-on-one teacher/student interactions as well as close working relationships among students.
UNO’s location in this diverse metropolitan area greatly enhances the “CFAM” experience. Omaha cultural resources offer opportunities for student internships, exhibits, readings and performances with such organizations as the Omaha Theatre Company for Young People, Omaha Community Playhouse, Cox Communications, Omaha World-Herald, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Waitt Radio, Bemis Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Joslyn Art Museum, ConAgra, First National Bank of Omaha, the Omaha Symphony and Opera Omaha.
The College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha embraces its unique metropolitan mission of inspiring exemplary professionals to become Dedicated Practitioners, Reflective Scholars and Responsible Citizens who provide leadership for positive change in 21st century communities. We invite you to explore our website to learn about our academic programs, distinguished faculty, and career opportunities.
Established in 1996 as one of two colleges within the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), the College of Information Science and Technology (along with the College of Engineering & Technology) is helping the University of Nebraska gain national stature in the area of information technology. PKI is recognized as a path-breaking model for information technology education. Peter J. Denning, past president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), gave early recognition to the college by listing it as one of five pioneers in the Information Technology schools movement.
The college offers five undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs. The college is organized into two major departments that manage the degree programs, the Department of Computer Science (CSCI), the Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis (ISQA) and includes four centers - Nebraska University Consortium on Information Assurance (NUCIA), Center for Collaboration Science (ICS), and the Center for Management of Information Technology (CMIT).
The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) was created amidst the social and racial turbulence occurring in Omaha in the early 1970s to ensure the university was responsive to the critical social needs and concerns of our community and state.
Central to the new college's mission was the provision of educational and training programs of the highest caliber that would prepare students for careers and leadership in the public service. Today, the College remains the only such institution in the United States to include "Community Service" in its title.
From those days 30 years ago the College has grown into a nationally recognized leader in public affairs research. Its faculty ranks among the finest in their disciplines. Faculty, staff, and students have become integral to the community and the state through applied research, service learning and various extensive outreach activities harkening back to our responsibility to address critical social needs and concerns.
The UNMC/UNO Master of Public Health Program is a specialized professional masters degree program designed to prepare graduates for work in public health. Public health practice is increasingly regarded as important to citizen well-being as a means to better health and potential reduction in costs for critical care.
Core courses, consistent with accreditation standards, focus on the areas of knowledge basic to public health. This value-based academic program will emphasize the areas of prevention, scientific knowledge base, interdependency with other areas of knowledge and practice, and social justice.
Material in core and elective courses will pay particular attention to health status, health outcomes, and health needs in special populations (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, children, women). Statistics related to these populations, as well as cultural and etiological considerations, will be discussed throughout the curriculum in an effort to instill in students the need for awareness of the health differences in population groups. The goal of this orientation is to equip program graduates to address society's public health needs.