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UCM UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI FRESHMAN VIEWBOOK 2019/2020


150 YEARS ESTABLISHED

1871


12

NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIPS

FOUR

COLLEGES

150+ PROGRAMS

100k+ ALUMNI STRONG

Discover a place where opportunity comes to life; where every student has the support they need to achieve their goals and start their careers in less time. Discover an education designed to take you out of state, out of the country, even out of the world! Discover the potential that exists inside every idea, and find the resources to fulfill it. Discover a university where every student is important. Discover the University of Central Missouri. Discover Opportunity in Action.


IGNITE PASSION. INSPIRE CHANGE. EMBODY LEADERSHIP. FIND YOUR PACK. STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD. OVERCOME OBSTACLES. CREATE YOUR NETWORK. INFLUENCE THE FUTURE. EXPERIENCE SOMETHING WORTH SAVORING.

DISCOVER YOUR STOMPING GROUND!


UCM FAFSA CODE: 002454

LEARN MORE. SPEND LESS. We want you to worry less about the “how” and more about the here and now. That’s why we take action to keep college affordable and help you graduate with less debt. Opportunity should be available to everyone, and we work hard to keep it that way!

UCM’S TYPICAL YEARLY COSTS*

HOW UCM COMPARES NATIONALLY*

Non-Resident

Tuition and General Fees

$ 7,969

$15,171

Textbooks Meal Plan

$ 1,200 $ 5,612 $ 3,350

$ 1,200 $ 5,612 $ 3,350

YOU INVEST

$18,131

$25,333t

Residence Hall

$7,969

tThe UCM Bound Out-of-State Scholarship and other out-of-state assistance

is available to those who qualify.

ucmo.edu/costs

$35,830

Missouri Resident

$10,230

*Yearly costs are based on 30 credit hours.

$26,290

*Average tuition including fees is based on 30 credit hours.

In-state UCM

In-state public

Out-of-state public

Private

*Data provided by College Board Trends in College Pricing 2018-19, national average for four-year colleges


OUR COSTS ARE LOWER THAN MOST COLLEGES IN MISSOURI AND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. IN-STATE TUITION FOR OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

21

$

MILLION

INSTITUTIONAL AID AWARDED IN 2018-19

1.3

$

MILLION

IN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

HORIZONTAL FORMAT

The UCM Bound Out-of-State Scholarship allows incoming, regularly admitted students whose permanent residence is in one of the eight states bordering Missouri

SCHOLARSHIP FINDER

to pay in-state tuition and fees for all classes on the main campus in Warrensburg.

UCM Scholarship Finder allows

A+ RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

students to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. You only

New for 2019, UCM is offering a scholarship

fillVERTICAL out ONE FORMAT application that is automatically submitted toward

for eligible high school students entering UCM from an A+ designated high school in Missouri.

eligible scholarships!

This scholarship is renewable for a second year

UCM

– a value of $1,000!

ucmo.edu/scholarshipfinder

SCHOLARSHIP FINDER

PROUD TO BE A SUPERSCORE UNIVERSITY 2

1 TAKE YOUR

ACT/SAT MULTIPLE TIMES

UCM WILL USE YOUR

HIGHEST

SUBSCORES

3 GET A HIGHER SUPERSCORE!

4 QUALIFY FOR

MORE AID!

FROM DIFFERENT TESTS

ESTIMATE HOW MUCH YOU COULD RECEIVE. ucmo.edu/scholarshipcalc

RED&BLACK SCHOLARSHIP RECEIVE UP TO

$4,500 INSTANTLY

Renewable for up to four years


SMALL CLASSE BIG EXPERIEN

NOT JUST TELLING – SHOWING. We’re the “show-me” state for a reason. Our faculty take you outside the classroom to show you real life experiences and provide you with hands-on learning that will follow you throughout your career.


ES. NCES.

When you think of college, you might imagine yourself as a small fish in a big pond—not here. You’re not just another face in the crowd, and we don’t treat you that way. With professors who genuinely care about your success and get to know you by name, you’ll receive one-on-one time and attention so you can get where you want to be.

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#1 IN DEGREE COMPLETION*

STUDENTS

150+ PROGRAMS

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

18:1 STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO

* *Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students attending a 4-year public college in Missouri


64 97 97 PERCENT

PERCENT

PERCENT

UNDERREPRESENTED

JOB PLACEMENT RATE *

FEEL PREPARED FOR

STUDENTS *based on 2016/17 data

THE WORKFORCE *


We get it—college is a completely new experience. Here, you will find the right classes, land the right internships and navigate college life with the help of your own personal success team. We have your back whenever you need us, because action isn’t just about who stands with you at the beginning, but who is standing with you at the end.

SUPPORT ON YOUR SCHEDULE • An innovative Success Advising Center • Academic support offered 24/7 through in-person and online resources • Expert tutoring for 70+ courses • Review and editing services from the Writing Center • Free counseling and mental health services • Free career counseling


Don’t just become a permanent fixture in your room or the library! UCM has student organizations for everything from hobbies and sports to academics. Make time in your schedule to explore your passions, forge friendships, have fun and create memories that will stick with you long after graduation.


200+ STUDENT

ORGANIZATIONS

JOIN THE CLUB.


Join a team of champions—not only in athletics —but in ambition, integrity and confidence. Our team is made up of nearly 12,000 students who never give up, dig in their heels and make things happen. Opportunity isn’t about what’s owed to you. It’s about what you work for. That “never-going-to-stop,” that “just-watch-me,” that “this-is-my-success-redefined” attitude.

12

NATIONAL

17

CHAMPIONSHIPS

D-II TEAMS

NCAA


OUR CHAMPIONS DON’T JUST PERFORM IN THE CLASSROOM. Some of our exceptional athletic facilities include: • Audrey J. Walton Football Stadium at Vernon Kennedy Field • Crane Baseball Stadium at Tompkins Field • Keth Memorial Golf Course • South Recreation Complex


Step outside of your comfort zone and change your view of the world! With UCM’s study abroad program, you can discover the magic of other cultures in places such as Italy, China, South Korea or Costa Rica! However, you don’t have to fly across the world to share experiences and gain a new worldly perspective. You’ll have the opportunity to make connections and network with people from around the globe, right here on campus!

60+ 200+ COUNTRIES

STUDENTS

STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS

STUDY ABROAD EACH YEAR

ONE OF THE FEW UNIVERSITIES IN THE COUNTRY TO OFFER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS


46 60 U.S. STATES

COUNTRIES

REPRESENTED ON CAMPUS

700 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

“It’s a great place to gain education and at the same time to learn American cultures and cultures from other parts of the world.” – Yuganesh Gunalan Aviation Management


LIVE & LEARN Rise ready to fuel your ambition. Living on campus puts you closer to the action! Create lifelong friendships, get better grades and satisfy your appetite with on-campus dining options including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and other allergy-free meals.

UCM SHIPS Live in one of 10 Special Housing Interest Programs that connect you with like-minded students in a shared community.


UCM is one of the few schools in Missouri to offer the “suite” arrangement to every student. Suites are two rooms joined by a full bath, ensuring you have more privacy.

14 14+

RESIDENCE

DINING

HALLS

OPTIONS

Our campus is protected by 19 uniformed police officers – including Sgt. Echo the Police Dog – a uniformed student patrol team and several campus safety tools including the mobile app, Campus Eye.

SAFEST

COLLEGE CAMPUS

IN MISSOURI 2019 Ranking by “Your Local S  ecurity Organization”


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

COE ALUMNI ARE TEACHING IN % MORE THAN OF MISSOURI’S SCHOOL DISTRICTS!

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OPPORTUNITY TO INSPIRE Follow a legacy of educators established by our first graduates in 1871, and prepare yourself for a meaningful career that will make a real difference in the lives of others. UCM’s College of Education gives you the knowledge and in-classroom experiences you need to inspire change and make an impact on future generations.


“As a professor at UCM, you have the opportunity to actually explore ideas and concepts much deeper in addition to challenging your students in new ways. You get an opportunity to impact not only college students but you have a global reach because you share ideas with your students who will share those ideas and concepts with their students.” – Dr. Terrell Brown College of Education

START YOUR CAREER! Some of our majors include: • Career and technical education • Counseling education

• • • •

Early childhood education Educational psychology Elementary education Middle school education

“Going into school I didn’t think I would have this many opportunities but they have helped so much with just getting you out there and getting you the experience that you need before you step into the real world so you really feel prepared with what you’re going into.” – Jessie Kern Early Childhood Education

• • • •

Music education Physical education Secondary education Special education


HARMON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD Leadership takes strength. It’s about setting a goal, staying motivated and achieving it. It’s about being a good influence, contributing ideas and building your team. Whether it’s flying a plane, helping clients improve their well-being or managing an investment portfolio, the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies will give you the opportunity to stand out to employers and become a leader in your industry with hands-on, real-world experiences!


INVEST IN YOURSELF The Forbes Center houses 12 Bloomberg Professional Service terminals and LED ticker displays that stream stock market information!

REACH NEW HEIGHTS Look up at the skies above campus, and you might see one of UCM’s planes! Skyhaven Airport is home to a fleet of student-manned aircraft, as well as flight simulators and a hot air balloon!

START YOUR CAREER! Some career paths include: • Accountancy • Aviation management • Big data and business analytics

• Child and family development • Criminal justice • Economics • Finance

MAKE A DIFFERENCE UCM’s Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders has 15 treatment rooms with digital monitoring, two audiologic suites, an early childhood preschool for children with speech and language disorders and a voice and swallowing laboratory!

• • • •

Marketing Marriage and family therapy Public relations Sport management


COLLEGE OF HEALTH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

OPPORTUNITY TO INNOVATE Be a catalyst for change in the world. Explore new ways to care for your patients. Discover a faster and safer method for building a structure. Create a revolutionary software program for securing sensitive information. UCM’s College of Health, Science, and Technology propels you towards innovation with cutting-edge programs and remarkable learning experiences.


PROTECT THE FUTURE UCM’s cybersecurity program is one of only two ABET-accredited programs in Missouri, and one of only a handful in the nation! The brand new cybersecurity lab was part of the technology upgrades included in the recent $18 million renovation of the W. C. Morris Science Building.

START YOUR CAREER! Some career paths include: • Athletic training • Automotive technology • Bioinformatics • Biology

• Cybersecurity • Design and drafting technology (CADD) • Fashion • Nursing

• • • •

Occupational safety Psychology Radiologic technology Software engineering

REIMAGINE HEALTH CARE UCM’s nursing program houses a state-of-the-art simulation lab, where you can practice your skills and experience realistic medical situations with interactive mannequins that speak, respond to treatment and even give birth!

CULTIVATE CHANGE UCM’s agriculture program boasts a greenhouse and nursery complex and two farms, including a 260-acre farm with a herd of Aberdeen-Angus purebred cattle!


COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE Creativity is the heartbeat of humanity. Imagine the opportunity to design your own future and express yourself in ways that make a difference! Create change. Create masterpieces. Create buzzworthy news. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to pursue your talents with the diverse programs in UCM’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences!

“One thing that I always say I love about UCM is that it’s like this oasis of diversity in the middle of Missouri. There are people here from all over the world. That’s not an experience you can get everywhere.” - Katie Kim, International Studies


TAKE CENTER STAGE Whether you're a musician, actor, vocalist or dancer, you will find your opportunity to step into the spotlight at one of our four on-campus theaters: - Hendricks Hall

- Nickerson Blackbox Theatre

- Hart Recital Hall

- Highlander Theatre

START YOUR CAREER! Some career paths include: • Anthropology • Art • Communication

• • • •

KMOS

Digital journalism Graphic design Music Political science

engage educate entertain

• • • •

Publishing Sociology Sports broadcasting Theatre

BROADCAST YOUR SKILLS Take a real-life role in public broadcasting! KMOS is located on UCM’s campus, giving our students the chance to build career-ready skills, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes!


APPLIED SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

UCM was founded in 1871, which means in 2021 we’ll be celebrating 150 years! That means YOU will be on campus during this important milestone! Become a part of our legacy and follow the sesquicentennial story at #UCM150!

• Automotive Tech Management – Automotive Technology – Design Technology – Service Management • Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2 • Aviation Management – Airport Management – Flight Operations Management • Construction Management • Criminal Justice • Crisis & Disaster Management • Design & Drafting Technology • Engineering Technology – Civil Engineering – Electronics Engineering – Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering • Environmental Safety & Risk Management • Networking Technology • Occupational Safety – Environmental Management – Occupational Health Management – Safety Management • Professional Pilot • Technology Management • Technology Management 2+2

BUSINESS • Accountancy • Big Data & Business Analytics • Computer Information Systems

• Economics • Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise • Events Marketing & Management • Fashion: Textiles & Clothing in Business • Finance • International Business • Management • Marketing • Public Relations • Risk Management & Insurance • Sport Management

COMPUTER SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS • Actuarial Science & Statistics – Actuarial Science – Statistics • Computer Science – Computer Networking – Computer Science – Data Science – Game Development – Software Development • Cybersecurity • Mathematics • Software Engineering • Systems Engineering Technology

EDUCATION • Art • Child & Family Development • Educational Studies & Training • Elementary Education (1-6) • Elementary Education Early Childhood (B-3)

• Middle School-Jr High School – Business Education – Engineering Technology – General Science – Language Arts – Math – Social Science – Speech & Theatre • Music Education – Instrumental – Vocal • Physical Education – Adapted Sport – Elementary-Secondary Certification K-12 – Sport & Recreation • Secondary Education – Agriculture – Biology – Business – Chemistry – Earth Science – Engineering & Technology – English – Family Consumer Science – Mathematics – Physics – Social Studies – Speech Communication & Theatre Special Education – Autism & Severe Disability – Cross-Category Disabilities – Early Childhood Special Education (B-3)


FINE ARTS • Interior Design • Graphic Design • Music – Instrumental – Jazz-Commercial – Music Technology – Piano – Piano Pedagogy – Vocal • Musical Theatre • Studio Art • Theatre

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE • Anthropology • Communication Studies • Digital Media Production • English • History • International Studies • Modern Languages – Language and Culture – Professional Applications – Teacher Education • Political Science • Psychology • Social Work • Sociology

SCIENCE & HEALTH • Agriculture Science • Bioinformatics – Biological Science – Computing & Statistics

• Biology – Biomedical/Cell & Molecular – Conservation Enforcement – Ecology & Evolutionary – General Biology – Integrative Biology – Wildlife & Natural Resource Conservation • Chemistry – ACS Certified – Biochemistry • Dietetics • Health Studies • Kinesiology – Corporate Fitness – Exercise Science • Medical Laboratory Sciences • Nursing • Radiologic Technology • Speech-Language Pathology

PRE-PROFESSIONAL • Biology – Pre-Dental – Pre-Medical – Pre-Veterinary • Kinesiology – Pre-Athletic Training – Pre-Occupational Therapy – Pre-Physical Therapy

OPEN OPTION • General Studies • Undecided Open Option students keep their academic options open while engaging in self-discovery & career exploration. UCM provides assistance for Open Option students to find a “right-fit” academic program.

NOT SEEING YOUR MAJOR OR UNDECIDED? Look for your major at ucmo.edu/majors.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED UCM’s Honors College program will have you rolling up your sleeves. In this rigorous program, you can expect to take on some of the toughest classes and partner with faculty on important research. Your senior year will consist of a capstone project that showcases your individual research and you will graduate with a portfolio that will set you apart in your job search.


150

12

YEARS

NATIONAL

ESTABLISHED

CHAMPIONSHIPS

1871

FOUR

COLLEGES

150+ PROGRAMS

100k+ ALUMNI STRONG

COUNTDOWN TO UCM  Request information and schedule a visit to UCM.  Submit your application for admission with your $30 non-refundable fee at ucmo.edu/apply.  Send your scores to UCM using code 2272 (ACT) or 6090 (SAT).  Request high school and college transcripts to be sent directly to UCM’s Office of Admissions at admit@ucmo.edu or through an electronic transcript service.  File your 2020/2021 FAFSA with your 2018 income tax returns starting Oct. 1 at fafsa.gov. Priority deadline is April 1.  Beginning Aug. 1, find and apply for UCM Foundation scholarships at ucmo.edu/scholarshipfinder. Most scholarships have a deadline of February 1.

Discover a place where opportunity comes to life; where every student has the support they need to achieve their goals and start their

 Submit your FAFSA by the priority deadline of April 1 at fafsa.gov.  Sign up for Orientation beginning March 1 at ucmo.edu/orientation.

careers in less time. Discover an education

 Submit your housing agreement by the priority deadline of May 1.

designed to take you out of state, out of the

 Receive your housing information in June, and get in touch with your roommates and suitemates.

country, even out of the world! Discover the potential that exists inside every idea, and find the resources to fulfill it. Discover a university where every student is important. Discover the University of Central Missouri. Discover Opportunity in Action.

 Attend Orientation in the summer of 2020, get your schedule and find your way around campus.  Sign up for the UCM Experience Kickoff at ucmo.edu/kickoff by Aug. 1 and get the chance to move in early on Aug. 13.  Enjoy your exclusive UCM Experience Kickoff Aug. 13-16.  Attend the first day of classes on Aug. 17.  Attend Week of Welcome activities your first week of classes.

UCM FAFSA CODE: 002454


COUNTDOWN TO UCM ON THE FLIP SIDE! TEAR OFF AND TRACK YOUR WAY TO UCM

FOUR STEPS 1

Send your scores to UCM! ACT code: 2272 SAT code: 6090

2

Submit the admission application and $30 nonrefundable fee at ucmo.edu/apply.

3

Request high school and college transcripts to be sent directly to UCM’s Office of Admissions at admit@ucmo.edu or through an electronic transcript service.

4

File your 2020/2021 FAFSA with your 2018 income tax return starting Oct. 1.

UCM ucmo.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI FRESHMAN VIEWBOOK 2019/2020

UCM FAFSA CODE:

002454

To view the University of Central Missouri’s Nondiscrimination/ Equal Opportunity Statement, visit ucmo.edu/nondiscrimination.

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University of Central Missouri | Freshman Viewbook 2019/2020  

Discover a place where opportunity comes to life; where every student has the support they need to achieve their goals and start their caree...

University of Central Missouri | Freshman Viewbook 2019/2020  

Discover a place where opportunity comes to life; where every student has the support they need to achieve their goals and start their caree...