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Academics

UCM Values Lifelong Learning

The University of Central Missouri's commitment to engaged learning guides students to find their own sense of purpose and equips them with the knowledge and skills to make it a reality. At UCM, students experience learning to a greater degree.

Our foundation:

  • Culture of service
  • Engaged learning
  • Future-focused academics
  • Worldly perspective

Our Majors
At UCM, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and real-world skills to help you excel. Choose from one of our 150 programs of study and tailor it to your needs. Have more than one interest? Add one of our minors to expand and customize your education.

General Education Requirements
To earn a degree at UCM, students must complete a number of credits from several general education areas to give them the foundation to succeed in their major.

Learning to a Greater Degree Contract
At UCM, we have strengthened our commitment to student success by providing more resources for expanded learning, living and dining opportunities. The contract is UCM’s promise that with your commitment, we will be by your side, helping you complete a more valuable degree on time.

Graduate Studies
Our graduate programs offer both high academic quality and convenience, with many courses and programs offered on the main campus, in Lee’s Summit, or online.

Study Abroad Opportunities
As a UCM student, you can study in more than 60 different countries. While studying abroad as a full-time student through a UCM-sponsored program, you pay in-state UCM tuition and can use financial aid to fund your study.

Authority to Confer Degrees
As set forth in Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 174 at 174.160, UCM has been assigned the authority to confer degrees. The Board of Regents of each state college and each state teachers college shall have power and authority to confer upon students, by diploma under the common seal, such degrees as are usually granted by such colleges.