Students

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Congratulations on making the decision to attend UMKC!

Not sure what to major in yet? The fact of the matter is that many students entering college aren't sure about their major and the majority of current students will change their major at least once. No worries. University College is here to help!


Our mission is to offer every exploratory student the opportunity for success through the engagement with faculty and staff, the development of educational plans, the clarification of career and life goals, and the appreciation of the value of the core skills developed through UMKC's general education.


UCollege is designed to help incoming and current students explore their interests among UMKCs 100+ majors, emphasis areas, and minors, then to transition into one of UMKC's eleven academic units with a plan for graduating. Exploratory students identify themselves with UCollege for many reasons. The most common three reasons include:

  • Exploratory students who want to learn about all 100+ majors, emphasis areas, and minors offered at UMKC.
  • Exploratory students who have narrowed their interests but want time and support to compare options.
  • Exploratory students who may have decided on a major but need to build skills to meet entrance requirements.

All UCollege students will be able to pick from four Mega Majors to focus their journey of exploration. Mega Majors are matched with UCollege seminar series that will afford students the opportunity to connect with faculty in their area of interests and serve as the collaborative environment for finalizing academic, career and life goals.