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College of Public Affairs and Community Service

U.S. News & World Report listed UNO's online bachelor's degree and master's in criminology and criminal justice degree programs in its 2020 rankings.

UNO Online Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

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Empowering future leaders, fostering inclusive collaboration, creating innovative solutions.

CPACS was created to offer academic programs to prepare graduates to meet the critical social needs of our community and state. Our certificate and degree programs will prepare you to be a leader, a mover and shaker, and change maker. Our community and outreach programs and partnerships provide opportunities for students and faculty and staff members to actively engagement with the community.

Chenyu "Victor" Huang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UNO Aviation Institute, teaches about unmanned aircraft in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

UNO Drone Expert Huang Lends Expertise to Drone Mystery Coverage

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Student Commencement Stories: CPACS

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Nebraska 2020 Critical Issues Forum Series

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Real-World Projects

In addition to its academic programs, CPACS offers students opportunities to work on important real world projects.

Join a project and start making a difference right away!