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Colleges and Schools at UMD
UMD's Colleges and Schools
In the College of Education and Human Service Professions, we utilize our diverse intellectual strengths to provide an education of enduring value for the professional, personal, and civic lives of our students. We engage with UMD and broader communities through our research, teaching, learning, and commitment to the advancement of the human service professions.
At the academic core of the university, the College of Liberal Arts fosters an open intellectual environment where faculty, students, and staff pursue wide-ranging research, creative and humanistic inquiry, and community engagement. Embracingcultural diversity, social justice, and sustainability, the College of Liberal Arts nurtures the human capacity to learn from the past, understand the present, and shape the future. At the intersection of social science and the humanities, the College of Liberal Arts prepares students for creative leadership and the complex challenges of global citizenship.
With its highly qualified and dedicated faculty, state-of- the-art facilities, and industry-relevant curriculum, the Labovitz School of Business and Economics prepares students to assume positions of leadership and responsibility across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors. In addition to in-class learning, students have access to a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as industry projects, professional clubs and organizations, national competitions, internships, scholarly research, study abroad, and community-based projects. With more than a dozen majors and four degree programs to pick from, students can choose a career path that best matches their skills and interests.
The School of Fine Arts comprises the departments of Art & Design, Music, and Theatre; the Tweed Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Academy, and the VizLab/MMAD Lab. SFA plays a leading role in fostering the arts and serves as a cultural and artistic center for the campus and northern Minnesota. The school provides a comprehensive education for students in the visual and performing arts, including majors in art and music education, and opportunities for those whose study in other disciplines is complemented by the fine arts curriculum. The school additionally offers selected graduate programs in art and music. SFA is also honored to serve as a cultural center for the region presenting over 300 events each season from Theatre productions to Music concerts, and Visual Culture Lectures to Museum art exhibitions, and private music lessons to motion capture videography.
At Swenson College, we educate undergraduate and graduate students in the natural sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, technology, and interdisciplinary work branching into these fields. We provide students with a rigorous curriculum and innovative opportunities to collaborate with faculty in theoretical and applied research and service activities related to our disciplines. Students are prepared to: solve problems that benefit society; be members of the work force; and be successful participants in professional and other advanced degree programs. Our faculty are actively engaged in professional and institutional service and outreach efforts in the community.
The Graduate School works to foster the recruitment and retention of high-caliber students having a wide range of experiences and backgrounds because we believe that having diversity of perspectives supports and enhances the academic and research mission of the University.
In over 25 master’s degree programs in the natural, social, and applied sciences, arts and humanities, professional master’s programs, an Education Doctorate, and select PhD programs offered in collaboration with the Twin Cities campus, students can expect to gain a solid foundation of knowledge and develop skills in research methods, communication, collaboration, and cultural competence to enable further discovery and application in their chosen fields.
For more information, visit the UMD Graduate School website.
University of Minnesota Colleges and Schools at UMD
The School of Medicine offers the first two years of the four-year medical school curriculum. It covers basic medical and clinical science studies with principal emphasis on the training of family physicians. Students who successfully complete the program at UMD will automatically transfer on a noncompetitive basis to complete the last two years of their M.D. requirements at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.
Our Duluth campus offers students an opportunity to build extraordinarily strong relationships with their classmates and our faculty & staff. With 60 students per class, our students in Duluth form very tight connections that last throughout a career. Students are very involved outside of class, do lots of activities together, including intramural sports, outdoor recreation, and outreach to rural communities.