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Academics

UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences offers the atmosphere of a small, liberal arts college in the heart of Kansas City. Students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education by taking courses spanning the arts, humanities and sciences.

Learn From the Best

Members of our faculty have won Fulbrights, Guggenheims and Pulitzers. Make an impact by assisting our professors in original research for granting agencies like NASA; the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education and Justice; the National Institutes of Health; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Science Foundation.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Our robust internship programs provide professional, real-world experience from companies throughout the region. You’ll make great contacts that could help you secure your first job post-graduation.

Find a Mentor

Program enrollment is selective, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1 ensures plenty of one-on-one attention from professors who will help you explore your field of study.

Small Classes, Big City

Benefit from small class sizes that provide individualized attention while taking advantage of life in a large metro area. Kansas City is gaining national recognition for its arts and culture, such as The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Crossroads First Fridays art crawls, along with three major national sports teams and several entertainment districts. UMKC’s central location will serve as your hub, allowing you to explore everything Kansas City has to offer.