Karen Owen, Interim Dean
University College creates student pathways to successful academic and post-graduation careers. The College, its academic departments, and its student success programs speak the language of the world beyond campus and espouse the values of honest communication, risk-taking innovation, data-driven decision-making, and equity mindedness.
University College serves as the home for academic and student support units including Academic Transition Programs, the Advising Center, the Center for Academic Success, and the Department of Multicultural Achievement.
University College also includes academic programs and departments, including the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Department of Civic Engagement & Public Service (housing the degree programs in Criminology and Political Science) and the Department of General Education, which will house all core-level courses across the curriculum.
The Masters of Arts in Criminology is offered in University College, as well as the Master of Public Administration (MPA). Both programs require resumes, personal statements, and transcripts for admissions. In some cases, programs may require a satisfactory score on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam.
Graduate certificates in Public Management, as well as Nonprofit Management and Community Development are also offered. Please contact the respective program’s graduate coordinator for more information.