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    University of Central Missouri
  Feb 20, 2018
2017 Undergraduate Catalog

2017 Undergraduate Catalog

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

1-877-SAY-UCMO (1-877-729-8266)
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A tremendous value proposition, the University of Central Missouri is committed to providing an affordable college education while helping you graduate on time, with less debt, and with valuable job skills that will put you on a successful career path.  At UCM, you’ll have an opportunity to interact and learn from students across the globe, participate in internships and service learning opportunities, and experience initiatives that are specifically designed to support your success. This includes the Learning to a Greater Degree Contract for student completion and other initiatives that will make UCM an outstanding place to learn and to live. Adding to the overall experience are recent renovations to residence halls; The Crossing - South at Holden, the university’s first retail-student housing complex; and a $12.2 million renovation of the W.C. Morris Science Building, scheduled for completion in fall 2017. All this and more contributes to a vibrant campus with round-the-clock opportunities every day of the week at UCM.

Here’s what you can expect from UCM:

• Engaged learning to prepare you for the future with practical, hands-on experience in your field.

• A worldly perspective that readies you for a society that continues to become more global by offering study abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries and exposure to students from other countries.

• A culture of service where you are able to dedicate volunteer hours to many nonprofit agencies impacting your community.

• Future-focused academics where new technologies keep you abreast of the latest changes in your field.

• Enrollment in the right 15 credit hours per semester to ensure you graduate on time.

• Financial incentives to reward you for staying on track for timely graduation.

• Expanded advising and e-advising access.

• An experiences transcript that showcases your on-campus involvement and successes. 

UCM is committed to providing you with a degree with greater value and real-world application. Consider the Learning to a Greater Degree Contract as a promise from the university. With your commitment, we will be by your side, helping you make the most of your time on campus and beyond.

We are excited to have you on campus. Congratulations on your decision to Choose Red, and for taking advantage of the education opportunities that will serve you the rest of your life.

Joining you in service,

Chuck Ambrose
President, University of Central Missouri
@UCMAmbrose, #ChooseRED

       Board of Governors

Gus Wetzel II
Board President
John Collier
Board Vice President
Mary Dandurand
Board Secretary
Mathew Martinez
Student Governor
Weldon Brady
Walter Hicklin
Gravios Mills
Mary Long
Kansas City
Marvin E. Wright

Announcements in this catalog are subject to change and thus do not constitute an agreement or contract.

Every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information; however, the university reserves the right to change without notice statements concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses or other matters when necessary.

This publication was prepared by the Registrar’s Office, Ward Edwards Building 1000, with help from the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Ward Edwards Building 1900, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Publication date, April 2017.

The University of Central Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a member of the North Central Association. For information about HLC Accreditation, contact The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, telephone 800-621-7440.

Mission Statement

The University of Central Missouri experience transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world.

Approved by the UCM Board of Governors, October 2008