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Lawrence, KS, Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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University of Kansas is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 27,259 students and offering 303 degrees in Lawrence, KS.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Kansas.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,300 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
8
6
0
American Indian/native American Studies
3
4
American/united States Studies/civilization
16
2
3
Ancient Studies/civilization
6
Anthropology
42
9
5
Behavioral Sciences
73
7
9
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
8
Clinical Child Psychology
4
7
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
37
Counseling Psychology
13
5
Developmental and Child Psychology
7
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
26
8
East Asian Studies
1
Educational Psychology
4
11
European Studies/civilization
2
History
62
4
15
Humanities/humanistic Studies
3
International/global Studies
46
32
Latin American Studies
3
5
Linguistics
26
8
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Museology/museum Studies
7
Philosophy
11
13
8
Political Science
85
7
8
Psychology
195
6
18
Public Administration
19
36
5
Religion/religious Studies
8
5
Russian Studies
1
2
School Psychology
8
1
Social Work
70
169
7
Sociology
45
3
2
Women's Studies
9
5
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Healthcare
1,118 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
1
Athletic Training/trainer
14
Audiology/audiologist
0
5
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
3
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
11
Cytotechnology/cytotechnologist
2
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
6
Dietetics/dietitian
12
Gerontology
2
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
19
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
16
0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
69
Medical Informatics
3
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
7
4
Medicine
189
Nurse Anesthetist
0
Nurse Midwife/nursing Midwifery
0
Nursing Education
4
Nursing Practice
35
Nursing Science
71
1
10
Nutrition Sciences
16
2
Occupational Therapy/therapist
35
38
3
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
9
8
Pharmacology
2
Pharmacology and Toxicology
0
2
Pharmacy
132
154
Physical Therapy/therapist
41
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
0
Public Health
31
Registered Nurse
135
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
1
Rehabilitation Science
3
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
15
Toxicology
2
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,080 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
185
99
Business Administration and Management
47
94
Commerce
106
28
49
1
Economics
123
20
10
Finance
152
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
53
Marketing/marketing Management
112
Project Management
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
1,015 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
12
7
3
Art Teacher Education
2
2
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
0
0
Communication Sciences and Disorders
51
Creative Writing
2
Curriculum and Instruction
58
12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
7
Educational Administration and Supervision
10
Educational/instructional Technology
8
Educational Leadership and Administration
26
Elementary Education and Teaching
59
English Language and Literature
110
5
7
French Language and Literature
23
2
3
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
2
1
Health and Physical Education/fitness
0
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
35
Liberal Arts
89
Music Teacher Education
10
8
5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
11
23
8
Secondary Education and Teaching
42
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
3
5
1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
2
Spanish Language and Literature
36
6
8
Special Education and Teaching
57
3
10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
145
9
8
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
24
2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
48
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
678 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
24
6
6
Architectural Engineering
38
8
Architectural History and Criticism
21
Architecture
77
11
1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
7
6
Chemical Engineering
55
3
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
17
Civil Engineering
54
29
4
Computer Engineering
16
4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
26
9
4
Engineering
4
Engineering/industrial Management
26
Engineering Science
1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
9
0
Environmental Studies
44
0
Industrial and Product Design
0
0
Mechanical Engineering
115
14
4
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist
3
Petroleum Engineering
27
1
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
568 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
4
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
7
2
Biochemistry
30
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2
4
Bioinformatics
0
Biology
147
Biostatistics
4
2
Cell Biology and Anatomy
0
5
Cellular and Molecular Biology
1
4
Chemistry
35
3
11
Computational Biology
2
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
7
Entomology
0
0
Geography
23
8
13
Geology/earth Science
20
18
6
Human Biology
61
Mathematics
49
18
5
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
0
1
Microbiology
20
1
2
Molecular Biology
16
4
Neuroscience
0
3
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
2
Physics
13
4
6
Physiology
2
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Communication and Media
363 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
85
10
Journalism
244
23
Mass Communication
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
229 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
5
Design and Applied Arts
0
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
15
2
3
Film/cinema/video Studies
65
1
0
Fine Arts
46
8
Music
16
25
21
Music Therapy/therapist
10
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
214 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
3
American/u.s. Law/legal Studies/jurisprudence
0
Law
136
Legal Professions and Studies
73
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
2
Legal Studies
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
106 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
37
16
7
Information Technology
1
6
Management Information Systems
39
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Agriculture
8 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
3
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
3 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Kansas.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
Nursing Education
Nursing Science
Nutrition Sciences
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
Special Education and Teaching
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Human Resources, Class of 1972

Websites, networking via e mails alumni meetings, placement office.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Comm. Health, Class of 2013

Not much - we overpaid for a basic education that was a thin foundation for the real world

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1988

Internships, on-campus recruitment, student version of real-world counterpart jobs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

The career center has a lot of networking events and resume proofreading. The curriculum emphasizes work on hands-on and design heavy team projects, which translates into working on projects that a company would assign you.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1996

Supposedly there is a career center??

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Linguistics, Class of 2002

Before graduation we were required to take a class that helped with resume writing and interviewing. We also have a job search lab and if you are a member of the Alumni Association there are regularly offered networking opportunities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2014

Not great with networking. But good with teaching someone how to learn what will be needed.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Human Resources, Class of 1972

Varied - Depends on what field you choose.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

Students from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds attended, and were accepted well. My school held a variety of different cultural events to expose students attending to different cultures, as well as to give students from those cultures a chance to celebrate various traditions.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1996

Large school with a large variety of students and cultures

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Linguistics, Class of 2002

We have a wide variety of clubs, I was an officer in three. Student Union Activities (SUA) offers fantastic programs for students and the community giving us everything from socialization opportunities to presentations from visiting professors.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2012

Lots of diversity and opportunities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2014

Students are good. Culture is terrible.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Human Resources, Class of 1972

Good' Many older buildings w/some limitations regarding tech.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Comm. Health, Class of 2013

The facilities are clean, well maintained. Depends on the school / program as to the technology available.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

Top-notch computer labs include a variety of modeling software, and free printing. Access to a 3D printer is also available, but if used for personal projects, material costs are charged. Classrooms are generally clean and well-lit, but overcrowding can be an issue for some classes. Dorms vary a lot by which dorm you choose.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1996

Large campus has all of the regular facilities available

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Linguistics, Class of 2002

Our facilities are going through an extended upgrade, especially the dorm rooms. Since I graduated I've only been in one of the remodeled dorms but it is fantastic.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2014

Dining halls are dated, food is pretty awful. Dorms are being rebuilt since i attended. engineering computer lab was great

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Human Resources, Class of 1972

High Academic Standards, sports, nice people.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

Physics Engineering Student Organization: we launched a hot air balloon into near space, and caught it all on a GoPro, as well as doing a lot of outreach to local schools

Rated January 2016
Alumni
msw, Class of 2004

? Was not involved. . No idea

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Linguistics, Class of 2002

There are so many it's hard to pick, but my favorite is the Brown Bag Drag Show hosted by Spectrum KU (formerly known as Queers & Allies). They bring in professional drag queens and encourage students to enter with their own choreographed musical numbers. In 2010 when Westboro Baptist Church started a protest during the show, students came together in a counterprotest by holding a pledge per minute fund raiser for the amount of time Fred Phelps attended. Needless to say, he left quickly after he found out and he never personally attended the protests again, causing the number of protesters to dwindle significantly. The thousand-plus dollars raised were donated to Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. This is one of my favorite examples of how KU students can think outside the box, by fighting hate with humor and charity rather than more hate.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2012

Music, theater, business, engineering, premed

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2014

Basketball games are the most popular

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Kansas Business Program
UDC Contributor

Since 1924, the University of Kansas School of Business has been creating industry leaders that have gone on to work at organizations like Microsoft, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, and AT&T. And in turn, many graduates have decided to give back to their beloved alma mater by providing mentoring and internship opportunities to current students, as well as participating in events like the “Dinner with a Dozen Business Hawks,” which is sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, and the Business Career Fair. The unique learning opportunities offered at the school are what make University of Kansas graduates so loyal. For example, the Center for Global Business Studies offers summer internship programs to London, Dublin, Sydney, Shanghai, and Madrid—as well as study abroad programs in Italy and Vienna—that are designed to give students a first-hand look at how the international business concepts they study work in the real world. In addition, the University of Kansas School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship offers a certificate program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, where students learn how to start, finance, and market their own business. In addition, the funds are used to provide consulting services to small business owners around the state through Jayhawk Consulting. Some of the courses students in this program can take include the business of music, pharmacy management, sports economics, and biomedical product development.

Featured Alumni Review
Janel
Bachelor's in Psychology, Class of 2012

U I truly enjoyed the range of knowledge that I gained from my major and minor. Getting a degree in psychology and a minor in business has made me a very rounded individual. No matter the job position I hold, I can rely on my understanding of human nature and basic business tactics to help me excel on the project or problem.

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Brenna
Journalism and Geography, Class of 2011

U As a journalism major, I most enjoyed the variety of practical classes the School of Journalism offered to its students. I could take a reporting class where I learned the skills from a professor and then implement them by writing for the University Daily Kansan. Beyond writing, I also took classes that exposed me to editing, magazine writing, magazine design, and photography—all of which I have used on the job in the real world. Plus, the School of Journalism equipped me with knowledge about the First Amendment and ethics, so I knew my role beyond the classroom. The knowledgeable, experienced staff makes learning all of this fun, but also challenging in a good way.

Featured Alumni Review
Brett
Bachelor's in Journalism, Class of 2013

U My favorite classes and professors were those that challenged our ability as students to handle larger projects. One of my capstone courses in the journalism school was an in-depth social media class, taught by Professor Seo, as well as the media innovation class taught my Mike Williams. Both professors trusted our abilities to think critically and gave us ample resources and time to produce larger projects over the course of the semester without keeping us tied down with “busy work.”

Questions and Answers about University of Kansas

Do you have questions about furthering your education with University of Kansas? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

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Who are the notable alumni?
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Given its strong business program, it’s not surprising that some University of Kansas graduates have gone on to succeed in the business world. Some of the school’s alumni include president and CEO of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally, Netscape co-founder Lou Montulli, and Philip Anschutz, the founder of Qwest. Other notable alumni include physicist and fiber optics expert William T. Kane, Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto, and civil rights attorney Ron Kuby.

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What is the campus setting like?
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The University of Kansas is located on a 1,000 acre campus in an urban setting that allows students to conveniently travel around on campus-provided or public transportation. The school has nine residence halls that have—in addition to amenities like wireless Internet, study spaces, and printing stations—a unique flavor. For example, students in Ellsworth Hall can relax between classes by playing basketball on the courts behind the building or Ping Pong on the main floor. Budding artists can practice their musical instruments in Hashinger Hall’s practice rooms or express themselves on a canvass in the building’s painting room. Similarly, those who live in Lewis Hall can hit the ivories in the piano room.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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KU Online offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as courses for non-degree seeking students. On the undergraduate level, online degrees include RN to BSN, liberal arts, psychology, and respiratory programs. Graduate students can earn degrees online in disciplines like business administration, special education, dietetics and nutrition, social work, nursing, and occupational therapy. No matter what online program students choose, they receive the same quality education as their on-campus counterparts through classes taught by the same professors.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The University of Kansas Jayhawks are the proud winners of eleven NCAA Division I championships, including victories in basketball, indoor and outdoor track, and cross country. They compete in the Big 12 Conference competitions. Other sports at the school include football, golf, women’s softball, swimming, rowing, and volleyball.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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The University of Kansas houses the state’s only designated National Cancer Institute, which provides patient care, and conducts clinical trials and other cancer-related research. The school’s Office of Research also runs research centers and institutes that specialize in different disciplines. For example, the Institute for Policy & Social Research conducts studies on social welfare, sociology, environmental studies, and urban planning; the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center focuses on information systems, telecommunications, and bioinformatics; and Hall Center for the Humanities conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to arts, social sciences, and the humanities.

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