Colleges and Schools

No matter what career or area of discovery you want to explore, there’s a U of M college or school to prepare you for success.

Colleges and Schools

No matter what career or area of discovery you want to explore, there’s a U of M college or school to prepare you for success.

Biological Sciences

The College of Biological Sciences is devoted exclusively to the biological sciences. Hands-on learning prepares you for tomorrow’s biology. Experience team-based research where you’ll find solutions that help improve human health and sustain the environment, locally and globally.

College of Biological Sciences College of Biological Sciences Majors and Minors

Continuing and Professional Studies

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies is for those seeking professional or personal growth. Earn a degree, advance in your profession, change careers, or explore new insights. Experience flexible degrees and thought-provoking courses offered online and at convenient times.

Continuing and Professional Studies


The School of Dentistry is Minnesota’s only dental school—the regional source for dental consulting, treatment, and education. Experience discipline-based clinical instruction. Prepare yourself to pursue world-leading research or become part of comprehensive patient care that serves communities.

School of Dentistry Dentistry Degrees and Programs


The College of Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive design colleges—a leader in socially responsible, sustainable design. Experience hands-on collaboration in the classroom and with industry. Apply design thinking to meet challenges facing local and international communities.

College of Design Academics at College of Design
Ben Krause with shoes he designed

Dreams take flight

An inspirational course puts a student on an unexpected path of shoe design and international competition.

Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development is committed to positive change in people's lives. Choose an area of focus within human services; health, sport, and wellness; organizational leadership and development; or education. Become an expert, prepared to shape your field.

College of Education and Human Development Academics at College of Education and Human Development


Extension brings Minnesotans together to build science-based knowledge and expertise. Experience practical education in agriculture, food, and natural resources; community vitality; family development; and youth development. You can help meet challenges that cross state, national, and international boundaries.

Extension Website Extension Courses and Events
Leensa Ahmed and Jasmine Salter tend to produce for the Green Garden Bakery.

Green tomatoes take the cake

Master Gardener volunteers and Extension partners inspire kids in north Minneapolis to start a healthy desserts business.

Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is a solution-driven college based in science in the areas of food and nutrition, agriculture, environment, natural resources, business, and education. Experience hands-on learning in critical and innovative thinking. Prepare for your career or graduate study.

CFANS Site CFANS Academics


The Law School is one of the nation’s top public law schools, with a public service core. Immerse yourself in experiential learning, team problem solving, and skills practice. Prepare yourself to tackle complex social, economic, and business issues of our time.

Law School Law School Academics

Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts connects real-world innovation throughout the social and natural sciences, arts, and humanities. Explore human histories, cultures, and languages. Develop perspectives and skills that prepare you to work and lead on a global stage.

College of Liberal Arts Academics at College of Liberal Arts
Abby Yates

Prepared for the future

A life-changing learning abroad experience and inspiring instructors have prepared Abby Yates for her future.


The Carlson School of Management is Minnesota's premier business school. Experience international learning and engage with the state’s vibrant business and nonprofit communities. Build leadership and teamwork skills to prepare you to succeed in a quickly changing global business environment.

Carlson School of Management Academics at Carlson School of Management


The School of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the country. Experience innovative training and applied learning. Prepare yourself to play a role in building tomorrow’s medicine, shaping public policy, and advancing health care for all.

Medical School Degrees Offered
Jenny Zhang stands at a lectern, holding a mic, looking down and serious.

Healing words

A story slam helps physicians deal with on-the-job mental trauma.


The School of Nursing produces new knowledge and prepares nursing leaders. Apply the latest scientific knowledge and skills to provide quality care. Become part of team-based efforts to improve health for individuals, families, and communities.

School of Nursing Degrees and Programs
Chloe Portela stands in the U of M Aquatic Center with a stethoscope around her neck.

Back in her lane

Chloe Portela is completing a master's degree in nursing to realize her childhood career ambition.


The College of Pharmacy is one of the nation’s top pharmacy schools. Experience pioneering education, plus research and practice that shape the field. Prepare yourself as a leader in patient-centered care to improve the health of people around the world.

College of Pharmacy Degrees and Programs

Public Affairs

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is one of the nation’s top public policy and planning schools. Acquire knowledge, skills, and experience to meet real-world challenges. Prepare yourself to play a key role at the local, state, national, and global levels.

Humphrey School

Public Health

The School of Public Health is one of the world’s premier schools of public health. Explore a complex and far-reaching field. Acquire the comprehensive skills and training that prepare you as a leader in creating large-scale change for health communities.

School of Public Health Academics at School of Public Health
Connor Jo Lewis with her adviser, Brad Carlin.

Finding her field

Recent biostatistics graduate Connor Jo Lewis won’t let cystic fibrosis slow her down.
Jake Maxon

A bold vision

Jake Maxon’s vision for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention could become a model for counties across the nation.

Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering is a comprehensive college of engineering and science, with nationally ranked programs in all fields. Experience hands-on research with leading faculty. Prepare for your technical or scientific career and tackle some of society's great challenges.

College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Majors

Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine is Minnesota’s only veterinary college—is dedicated to better health for animals, people, and the environment. Experience internationally recognized education, research, and service. Discover new knowledge and skills to prepare you for a wide variety of successful veterinary careers.

College of Veterinary Medicine Education Offerings
Kim Colvard gently guides Nick's legs as he re-learns to walk on an underwater treadmill.

A chance to learn

Teaching Nick the cat to walk again is a unique opportunity for veterinary medicine students.