Message from the Dean
Making Knowledge Matter
Our college strives to provide a liberal arts experience within a thriving metropolitan university. Our mantra is “Love Your Major”! We encourage you to study what you are passionate about. To that end, you can select from a wide range of curricular choices that encompass more than 20 departments and programs offering more than 40 undergraduate and graduate majors. And to help you turn your passion into possibilities, UNO’s College of Arts and Sciences is united with other universities in our mission to help students gain essential knowledge and skills that will prepare you for the 21st century workforce.
In May 2014, Dr. Penny Sackett, a 1978 physics graduate and our college’s distinguished alum, explained best the value of a liberal arts degree: “A degree in Arts and Sciences does not so much certify you to make a living in a given field, as give you a language with which to make a life in a new land of discovery and contribution.”
Our location in the heart of Omaha, with a population of 1.2 million within a 50-mile radius, offers unlimited opportunities for collaboration in the form of internships, cutting-edge research that reflects the metropolitan mission of UNO, and career opportunities. We call our location the UNO Advantage.
On our website you can learn about our college—about the departments, majors, minors, pre-professional programs, faculty and alumni which form the collective college. You can read about amazing opportunities available throughout our college—from intense Freshman Seminars, to research experiences, community engagement, and internships. If you are considering applying, please explore the campus virtual tour or, better yet, come visit us. I promise, our campus is even more beautiful than it looks in photographs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
David Boocker, Dean and Professor of English
Our Campus. Otherwise Known as Omaha.
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