University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN)

Minneapolis, MN

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Economics
Animal Sciences
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Crop Production
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Food Science
General Natural Resources Management and Policy
General Plant Sciences
Horticultural Science
Other Agricultural Business and Management
Other Forestry
Other Natural Resources Management and Policy
Other Natural Resources and Conservation
Soil Science and Agronomy
Wildlands, Fish and Wildlife Management and Science
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Interior Design
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other Architecture and Related Services
Other East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Portuguese Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Marketing
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Other Design and Applied Arts
Other Journalism


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Education
Other Special Education and Teaching
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Systems Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Adult Development and Aging
Apparel and Textiles
Housing and Human Environments
Other Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services
Other Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Funeral and Mortuary Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Environmental Health
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Maternal / Child Health and Neonatal Nurse / Nursing
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Music Therapy/Therapist
Nursing Research and Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
Other Dental Services and Allied Professions
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
Other Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions
Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
Other Public Health
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Mathematics and Computer Science
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell Physiology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Conservation Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Biology
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Other Botany/Plant Biology
Other Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Other Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Actuarial Science
Applied Mathematics
Other Math and Statistics (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus)

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Developmental and Child Psychology
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Educational Psychology
European Studies/Civilization
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Science Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Veterinary Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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UMN Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

57% of students gave University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2011

Academics Rating

I am in the Honors Program and have found it easy to manage all of my classes. I took 16 credit hours my first semester, which is slightly above average. There is a lot of projects and studying to do, but that's college so it was expected. My professors are easy to work with and I feel welcome to visit them outside of class if I ever need help with anything.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

Academics Rating

I was a student in the School of Public Health. All of my professors and TA's were always available to answer any questions that I had, whether they were during office hours or via e-mail. I also had two professors in particular that became great mentors and I am still in contact with them. Class size for an epidemiology student in SPH is on average around 30 students. Some of the more general classes were larger with about 60-70 students (such as biostatistics) and more specialized classes were a little smaller, about 20 students. I did take a few online classes, which were fine, but not the format that worked best for me. Had I been able to, I would have chosen to take these classes in person, even though it would have required me to be in a classroom for an extra hour or so a week.

UMN Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.20
Retention Rate 91%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Other: architecture, biology, education, journalism, landscape architecture, management, medical technology

Class Sizes at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 40%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 10%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 43%
  • 100+ Students: 7%
Fewer than 20 Students 40%
50 - 100 Students 10%
20 - 49 Students 43%
100+ Students 7%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 72
  • Unknown and Other: 12
  • Asian: 11
  • Latino: 2
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 72
Unknown and Other 12
Asian 11
Latino 2
African American 2

Faculty at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Total Faculty 6,088
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18
Full-Time Professors 14,753
Male Faculty 3,619
Part-Time Professors 2,737
Women Faculty 2,469

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