The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive university. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2009.
Always a place of high ambition, this was the first institution west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees — the first was granted, in physics, in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.
Today, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.
In Fall 2009, for the sixth-straight year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has made U.S. News and World Report's annual evaluation of America's Best Colleges' Top 50 list of Public National Universities. UNL is ranked near the top third of all national universities both public and private, (96th out of 262), and is tied with four other universities as 43rd in the "Top 50" list for public national universities. This places UNL among the top one-fourth of all public universities.
Excellence in Undergraduate Education
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on Undergraduate Education. Our undergraduates learn from faculty who create new knowledge, who are leading scientists and scholars, and who care about students’ success. Several signature programs exemplify this commitment to undergraduate success. The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences Program (UCARE) connects faculty and students who work collaboratively on independent study projects that advance new knowledge. The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management develops leaders for this era of expanding information technology and business globalization. Students are selected for this innovative program based on high academic achievement, outstanding leadership experience, demonstrated interest in computer science and business, and career goals. The program provides an education balanced in technology and management while developing professional skills in leadership, communications and collaboration. The Nebraska Colloquium engages the entire academic community in a yearlong discussion on a topic of importance. The Nebraska Colloquium raises the level of intellectual discourse among UNL students, faculty and staff under the framework of a campuswide theme that serves as an organizing mechanism for unit activities and events that contribute to the theme. The University Honors Program hosts Honors Forum talks to complement the 20-year-old E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.
The M.A. degree in Journalism is designed to build or enhance
professional knowledge, skills and leadership in journalism and mass
communications. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines up-to-date
knowledge with practical application and individualized experience....
The MS in Ag Economics is a flexible program designed to prepare
students for analytical or managerial positions in both public agencies
and private businesses, or for Ph.D. studies in economics or business.
Most students in the Masters Program enroll in Option...
From the Farm Gate, to the Grocery store and now the Gas Station you can find AGRIBUSINESS
ANYWHERE. The mission of the UNL MBA Agribusiness Specialization is to prepare leaders
for careers throughout the agribusiness industry....
The objectives of the proposed specialization include exposing students to classroom situations that deal with legal and technical aspects of compliance. In addition, students will complete an internship that will expose them to real-life aspects of cultural...
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program Description Biomedical
Engineering at Nebraska is highly interdisciplinary, with collaboration
among faculty and students from many engineering departments and from
the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University,...
The Master of Arts degree in Economics can be pursued along one of three tracks.
Option I is a 30-credit hour degree program that requires a thesis. Option II is
a 36-credit hour terminal degree program (not intended to...
The Master of Science in Environmental
Engineering (M.S. EnvE) program at the University of Nebraska is a
multidisciplinary, interdepartmental program jointly administered by
the Departments of Civil Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering,
The department offers a broad program of study leading to the Master
of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The thesis-based program ("Option
I") requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit,
including at least 24 hours of course work and at least...
Graduate programs in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design allow
students at the masters level to concentrate their coursework in merchandising of apparel and textiles,
costume or textile history, quilt studies, textile...
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln offers graduate education leading to the degrees of
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics. The Department
has a flexible program of graduate study to accommodate students...
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