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University of Nebraska Omaha

Omaha, NE

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About This Campus

Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day.

Location Information

While it is a thriving metropolitan center, Omaha is quintessentially Midwestern. Residents enjoy the benefit of four seasons and find outdoor activities plentiful year-round. With a population of more than 1.2 million within a 50-mile radius, Omaha is integral to what UNO is as a university and offers unlimited opportunities for collaboration. This is where Fortune 500 companies, visionary nonprofits, award-winning arts and culture, and innovative start-ups flourish.

2022/2023 Placement

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Fast Facts

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Location | Omaha
Population | 967,604
Enrollment | 15,328
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/16
Spring | 01/24-05/13

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 4%
Black | 7%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 14%
Two or more | 4%
White | 64%
Other | 5%
International | 5%

Academics

Registration
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Biomechanics - UNO offers one of the few programs in the country where students can receive an undergraduate education in biomechanics, offering a Bachelor of Science in Biomechanics and Minor in Biomechanics. Biomechanics is the study of forces that act on the body and the effects they produce. Biomechanists work in collecting and analyzing biological and movement-related data, examine the efficacy of drugs that affect movement, and generate biotechnologies that improve functionality and monitor mobility. The study of biomechanics is a unique intersection of biology, physiology, anatomy, physics, mathematics, and chemistry to solve difficult problems in medicine and health. This program is an excellent choice for students planning to continue their education in professional schools for physical or occupational therapy, or medicine and other science-based programs. The Department of Biomechanics and Center for Research in Human Movement Variabiilty are housed in the 56,000 square foot Biomechanics Research Building. The facility includes labs for human biomechanics, cardiovascular/tissue biomechanics, insect biomechanics, balance and strength, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Additional spaces include: Senior Design Studio, Machine Shop, Conference Rooms, Graduate Offices, Computer Labs, Evaluation Rooms, Consultation Rooms, and a teaching lab.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Tribal Management and Emergency Services Minor - Tribal management and emergency services provides an in depth cross-section of the tribal management and emergency services profession. At present, there are more than 575 recognized U.S. Tribal Nations. Each of these nations possess inherent rights of self-governance that are expected to simultaneously conduct governmental tribal functions while cooperating and complying with many local, state, and federal government regulations and laws. This complex system of administration presents many challenges for Native Governments, particularly when faced with natural or man-made disasters that threaten tribal lands and interests. These threats to tribal communities are often compounded by lack of resources existing in reservation populations. Understanding the complex legal, historical, and cultural issues affecting tribal government management and provision of crisis response is essential to provide routine and emergency services to native communities.
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor - The mission of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Faculty is to promote and facilitate the scholarly study of the Holocaust and other historical genocides throughout history. One of its chief mandates is to provide an interdisciplinary approach in which the topic of HGS is covered in a variety of departments/programs and from a variety of perspectives. The HGS minor is intended to both create a student who is more aware of the importance of genocide in both past and present and to prepare them for potential careers in fields related to the HGS. The following are key objectives of the minor: Learn the history of genocide from a global and comparative perspective Learn the history of genocide in an interdisciplinary context Master core competencies in other disciplines and majors with the Holocaust and Genocide as the subject matter Recognize the current relevance of the study of the Holocaust and genocide Gain a working knowledge of methods of prevention, intervention, and justice for instances of genocide throughout history Develop “moral muscles” that enable students to recognize and react to injustices occurring at home and abroad Prepare students for a variety of careers in both public and private sector that focus on the recognition, prevention, intervention, amelioration, and prosecution of genocide and mass atrocity.
  • Information Technology (IT) Innovation Major/Minor - The IT Innovation (ITIN) program involves the study of entrepreneurship as it relates to IT and an individual field of interest.
  • Service Learning Academy - Courses with a Service Learning component are found in all colleges at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and multiple programs within the University. Service learning is an experiential method of teaching. Collaborative partnerships between faculty, students, and community organizations create projects that are tightly linked to course content and promote academic learning while meeting the needs of the community.
  • Medical Humanities Major/Minor - An education with a humanities perspective on health and medicine shapes individuals to think critically, compassionately and knowledgeably about the human condition, appreciate and respect diverse communities, and develop reflective and resilient habits of the mind. A major in Medical Humanities prepares graduates for health care occupations through its focus on the humanistic aspects of medicine that promote patient centered care and resilient professionals.

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/13/22

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200.00 Year Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Parking fees vary by vehicle type as well as parking pass selected. Students can pay for daily parking only when they need it, or purchase a variety of parking permits for various lots and garages on both campuses.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/13/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600-$1200
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On Campus: University Village provides singles semester housing contracts. Other residence halls do academic year contracts only. In the event that University Village is full, single semester housing contracts in other residence halls may become available. Off Campus: Only some parts of Omaha have high-frequency public transportation. If choosing to live off campus without a vehicle, students should elect to live close to the ORBIT line or within walking distance of campus or campus shuttle lines.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans are available on the Scott campus. Restaurants are available on the Dodge campus, but no meal plans are available. Students living on either campus can purchase a meal plan at Scott Dining Hall. Shuttles run between Scott and Dodge campuses regularly, and they are a 30 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride apart through Elmwood Park.

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/13/22

Important Notes about Health Insurance
All UNO international students are required to be enrolled in the UHC Health and Dental Insurance plan or the International Student Insurance 'Elite' or 'Select' insurance plan. These plans range in price from $485 - $1821 per semester. International students with pre-exisiting conditions should expect to enroll in the UHC plan.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $485 per semester.

Requirements

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