The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is expanding learning opportunities for seniors and adult learners of all ages through a new program that will help the state of Nebraska meet its workforce needs and strengthen bonds within the Omaha community.
Launched today, the Lifelong Learning Program opens new doors for generations of learners to explore topics of interest, engage with UNO faculty, and discuss ideas impacting the world in a community of inspired scholars.
“The future of our state will be determined by how passionate its people are about making learning a lifelong pursuit, and we at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will continue to be the main driver of that passion as Nebraska’s urban institution,” Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, said. “Participants in this program will discover new career interests, develop new skills, and become part of our community. It is just one of the many ways UNO is energizing generations of lifelong learners and leveraging this inspired, highly skilled community to fuel workforce development.”
UNO’s Lifelong Learning Program will enable participants to enroll in two six-week afternoon or evening mini-courses specifically designed and instructed for adult and senior learners. Initial mini-course offerings will cover topics including healthful aging, Black American culture, literature, the Chinese global economy, film history, and stress management. Participants can also audit up to two 15-week regular session undergraduate general education courses alongside UNO students.
Learners will earn a lifelong learning certificate upon successful completion of any course. Courses completed through the Lifelong Learning Program are not eligible for credit toward a degree program.
The program is being offered at a nominal $100 per semester regardless of the number of mini-courses and regular session courses attended (up to two of each). Courses are now accepting registrations and currently set to begin on Jan. 23, Feb. 7, and March 21.
Full course descriptions, schedules, and information on how to enroll can be found at about.unomaha.edu/lifelonglearning or by contacting UNO’s Office of Academic Affairs at 402.554.2262.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.