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UCM UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI FRESHMAN VIEWBOOK 2020/2021


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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 Opportunity in Action. Discover the University of Central Missouri.


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 2021/2022 FAFSA with your 2019 income tax return starting Oct. 1.

UCM FAFSA CODE:

002454


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!

Non-Resident

Tuition and General Fees

$ 8,310

$15,438

Textbooks Meal Plan

$ 1,250 $ 5,846 $ 3,350

$ 1,250 $ 5,846 $ 3,350

YOU INVEST

$18,756

$25,884t

Residence Hall

$8,310

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

is available to those who qualify.

In-state UCM

ucmo.edu/costs *These costs are before financial aid is applied.

Locate our net price calculator at ucmo.edu/calculator.

ESTIMATE HOW MUCH YOU COULD RECEIVE. Use our scholarship calculator to determine your eligibility at ucmo.edu/scholarshipcalc.

In-state public

Out-of-state public

Private

* Data provided by U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2020 national average for four-year colleges

FIND YOUR SAVINGS PROUD TO BE A SUPERSCORE UNIVERSITY

$36,801

Missouri Resident

Average tuition including fees is based on 30 credit hours.

$22,577

Yearly costs are based on 30 credit hours.

HOW UCM COMPARES NATIONALLY*

$10,116

UCM’S TYPICAL YEARLY COSTS*


OUR COSTS ARE LOWER THAN MOST COLLEGES IN MISSOURI AND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

RED&BLACK SCHOLARSHIP RECEIVE UP TO

A+ RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP UCM offers a scholarship for eligible high school students entering UCM from an A+ designated high school in Missouri. This scholarship is $500 per year and is renewable for a second

$4,500 AUTOMATICALLY

This merit-based scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

year – a total value of up to $1,000!

DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP UCM offers a Dual Credit Scholarship – a $1,000 value – to eligible incoming freshmen who have taken at least one dual

$

credit course with UCM and received a 3.0 or higher grade

MILLION

point average. This scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters and is a stackable award, which means you may qualify for this scholarship on top of other federal, state or UCM scholarships!

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INSTITUTIONAL AID AWARDED IN 2018-19

1.3

$

TEST OPTIONAL ADMISSION Students applying to UCM with a 2.75 GPA or higher may be admitted without submitting an ACT or SAT test score. Students admitted as test-optional will also receive a $1,000

MILLION

IN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Red & Black Scholarship. A qualifying ACT or SAT test score is still required for students interested in the following: • Direct Entry Nursing Program • Education majors (possible exemption from

HORIZONTAL FORMAT

• The Honors College • Automatic merit

SCHOLARSHIP FINDER

scholarships • NCAA Athletics

the MOGEA exam)

IN-STATE TUITION FOR OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

UCM Scholarship Finder allows students to apply for multiple

The UCM Bound Out-of-State Scholarship allows incoming,

scholarships at one time. You only

regularly admitted students whose permanent residence is in one of the eight states bordering Missouri to pay in-state tuition

fill out ONEFORMAT application that is VERTICAL automatically submitted toward

and fees for all classes on the main campus in Warrensburg.

eligible scholarships!

UCM

SCHOLARSHIP ucmo.edu/scholarshipfinder FINDER


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

17:1 STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO

*Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students attending a 4-year public college in Missouri - 2015-2017 data released in 2019


41 PERCENT

UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS *based on 2018/19 data

95 PERCENT

UCM GRADUATES FIND A JOB OR CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION*

95 PERCENT

FEEL PREPARED FOR 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 UCM is the only public institution in Missouri with an accredited* Counseling Center. *International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS)

• • • • • •

An innovative Success Advising Center Academic support through in-person and online resources Expert tutoring for 100+ courses Review and editing services from the Writing Center Free counseling and mental health services Free career counseling

"The support that I have received at UCM from advisors, tutors, faculty and even friends that I’ve made here has exceeded every expectation of mine prior to being a part of the university. Specifically, my very resourceful community advisors, the amazing leaders I’ve worked with through the Student Government Association, my fantastic coworkers in the Admissions Office and the great friends that I made living in the residence halls have made my experience as a firstyear college student unforgettable and extremely rewarding." – Cade Tremain Political Science

Moberly, Missouri


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.

Getting involved in major-specific student organizations is a great way to network while expanding your portfolio. Your involvement in leadership and service-learning projects adds value to your education and helps you stand out to future employers! Find what interests you at ucmo.edu/studentorgs.


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 more than 11,000 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.

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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. 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

700+ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


OR STAY LOCAL IN THE BURG

“My favorite thing about Warrensburg is the hidden gems around town. Warrensburg is full of local shops and trails that are unique to the town.”

POPULATION: 20,000

- Demetrius Hampton Theatre and International Studies

25+ UNIQUE, LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANTS 9 PARKS | 8 TENNIS COURTS | 7 BALLFIELDS Warrensburg, or “The Burg” as it’s lovingly known, gives you the perfect balance between city and small-town life! Here, you’ll find miles of hiking trails, two beautiful lakes, a skate park and a dog park. Cool off at Nassif Aquatic Center, an outdoor water park with a pool, slide, diving board and lazy river! Find hidden treasures at Those Were The Days, a 55,000-square-foot antique store with over 200 booths. Catch a race at the Central Missouri Speedway, a 3/8-mile clay track only three miles north of Warrensburg. Whatever your interests are, you’ll find something to love about this town!

Kansas City, Missouri

45 MINUTES

FROM KANSAS CITY


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.


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RESIDENCE

HALLS

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+ DINING

OPTIONS

Our campus is protected by 18 uniformed police officers – including 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 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 Oak Grove, Missouri

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

• • • •

engage educate entertain

Digital journalism Graphic design Music Political science

• • • •

Publishing Sociology Sports broadcasting Theatre

BROADCAST YOUR SKILLS Take a real-life role in public broadcasting! KMOS-TV 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!


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

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.


“UCM is a school with a great community and offers a great education. Everyone here wants you to succeed, and I have always found opportunities to grow and learn. There are many support systems and activities to better your education and prepare you for your future career.” - Lyndsey Holman Secondary Education

Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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

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

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• • • •

Early childhood education Educational psychology Elementary education Middle school education

• • • •

Music education Physical education Secondary education Special education

“At the heart of our 150-year legacy of preparing future educators for a global world lies our deep commitment to quality teaching and innovation. UCM’s faculty and academic advisors will personally guide you as you work toward your dreams, and you will graduate prepared to inspire young minds throughout your career.” – Dr. Robert Lee, Dean College of 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 and criminology • 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 three ABET-accredited programs in Missouri, and one of only a handful in the nation! The 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!


APPLIED SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

UCM was founded in 1871, and 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 Management – Airport Management – Flight Operations Management • Construction Management • Criminal Justice and Criminology • Crisis & Disaster Management • Design & Drafting Technology • Engineering Technology – Civil Engineering – Industrial Engineering – Management – Mechanical Engineering – Robotics, Automation, & Controls • Information Technology • Occupational Safety – Environmental Management – Occupational Health Management – Safety Management • Professional Pilot • Technology Management

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 – Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise – Intrapreneurship – Leadership – Learning & Development – Management – Supply Chain & Innovation • 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

EDUCATION • Art • Child & Family Development • Educational Studies & Training • Elementary Education

– Early Childhood (B-3) – Elementary Education (1-6) • 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-Categorical Disabilities – Early Childhood Special


FINE ARTS • Graphic Design • Interior Design • Music (B.A.) • Music (B.M.) – Instrumental – Jazz-Commercial – Music Technology – Piano – Piano Pedagogy – Vocal • Musical Theatre • Studio Art • Theatre (B.A., BFA)

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

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

• Biology – Biomedical/Cellular & Molecular – Conservation Enforcement – Ecology & Evolutionary – General Biology – Integrative Biology – Wildlife & Natural Resource Conservation • Chemistry – ACS Certified – Biochemistry • 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

GENERAL • General Studies (B.A., B.S.)

OPEN OPTION • Open Option

Open Option students keep their academic options open while engaging in self-discovery and career exploration. UCM provides assistance for Open Option students to find a “right-fit” academic program. Find more information at ucmo.edu/openoptions.

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

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. ucmo.edu/thehonorscollege


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