Academics

“The University of Minnesota
is vibrant, filled with ideas, and
fueled by boundless human energy.”

@PrezKaler, State of the University 2014

Come Curious

Curiosity is what drives us to discover. To keep questioning science, art, life, and opinion. To go beyond what we know. To uncover what we don’t. When you come curious to the University of Minnesota, you’ll master the skills, learn the facts, and make the connections you need to explore the world, secure a job, and find your future. In fact, when you bring curiosity to campus, the first thing you’ll find is that you fit right in.

Top Research University

Physical or political science, art or art history, microbiology or macroeconomics—it’s all right here with thousands of courses in 140+ undergrad majors and 125+ minors.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program at the U of M is a place of extraordinary people and resources, shared passions, creative collaboration, and intellectual and cultural diversity. This signature academic program is designed to support highly qualified and motivated students in achieving their goals and dreams. We are here to guide and challenge the next generation of great thinkers, creators, and leaders.

Are You Driven?

If your creative drive has you burning the candle on both ends, the U of M is where you belong.

Friends that Move Mountains?

You’ll see how powerful a group of minds can be—especially when paired with the resources of a major research University. Honors has active-learning courses where you really get to know the passionate scholars who are your professors and classmates.

Distinguish Yourself

You can graduate with Latin honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude), a nationally recognized mark of academic achievement.

Learn more about Honors advising, community, and admission.

Future Veterinarian, Lawyer, or               ?

The U of M is home to 38 professional programs—from medicine to law to dentistry—so you’ll have a chance to learn from the leaders.

Get Connected

Many professionals trace their success to a few key mentors. At the U of M, you’ll connect with leading practitioners, giving you a strong support network.

Let It Get the Best of You

Your curiosity, that is. Show you’re curious and ambitious by answering tough questions. Learn more about student research opportunities here.

Find Guidance

The Health Careers Center can help you explore health careers and prepare for into professional program applications. It’ll also help you connect with volunteer and internship opportunities at hospitals on our campus and in the surrounding area!

Golden Reputation

U of M alumni include:

  • US Vice Presidents Hubert H. Humphrey and Walter Mondale
  • 55 members of Congress
  • 19 governors for 6 states
  • Founders, presidents, or CEOs of Honeywell, Bank of America, 3M, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank, Target, SuperValu, Pillsbury Company, Cargill, Medtronic, and the NAACP

Innovative Leads

Active Learning

Active Learning

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Active Learning

U of M’s classrooms provide for technology-driven collaboration between students and faculty. Our active-learning classrooms are a model for other universities.

Wall of Discovery

Wall of Discovery

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The Scholars Walk

The U of M’s Wall of Discovery is a tribute to intellectual brilliance. Stretching through the heart of campus, this unique art wall reproduces work from noted faculty and alumni.

First Year Seminars

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Freshman Seminars

Freshman seminars are small, discussion-oriented classes designed for first-year students. Topics include “CSI Minnesota: Biologists Look at Forensic Science” and “Photographing the University Community.”

Our Commitment

New freshmen can participate in the University of Minnesota’s four-year graduation guarantee. The guarantee is a partnership between you and the University. If you meet our expectations for eligibility, planning, and performance, we promise you’ll have access to the class and advising you need to graduate in four year.

The Four-Year Graduation Guarantee can make your dreams happen.

Advising

You’ll work closely with advisers throughout your time on campus. Whether you need help with planning your courses, learning abroad, or finding an internship, we’ll be there.

Tutoring

We have tutors located across campus to help you with all kinds of courses.

Rankings

Academic rankings can help you get a quick grasp of where our programs stand, so here’s a list. Of course, there’s so much more to learn, so feel free to schedule an interest-specific campus visit to learn more in person.

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