The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is a campus of the University of Minnesota system. UMR offers distinctive health sciences and biosciences education to prepare students for a broad spectrum of current and emerging careers, ranging from patient care to pure and applied research. The campus community serves approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester. By continuing to meet the needs of the southern Minnesota region through its programmatic offerings, UMR proudly leads the way to a brighter future for our community, our state, and our world.
The Rochester Higher Education Development Committee (RHEDC) delivered a report to the Legislature and the Governor in January of 2006. The committee’s recommendation was to establish "a world class higher education institution that leverages the University of Minnesota’s research capability, in partnership with IBM, Mayo Clinic and other industry leaders to build signature academic and research programs that complement southeast Minnesota’s existing leadership roles in health sciences, biosciences, engineering and technology." UMR has expanded its collaborations and partnerships beyond the academic programs to working hand-in-hand with local establishments to provide student housing, recreation, and entertainment as well.
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This collaborative educational program with the Mayo School of Health Sciences prepares students to become certified health professionals in one of four tracks: Echocardiography, Radiography, Respiratory Care and Sonography. UMR is one of only a handful of universities that prepare allied health students at the bachelor level. There is an increased technical complexity and specialization in health care today. UMR students graduate with deeper academic preparation and strong cognitive abilities to provide the highest quality patient care in these allied health fields.
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Our project-based, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences provides exceptional preparation for students pursuing careers in a broad range of health science disciplines. It also serves as a laboratory for research focused on creating and testing new educational paradigms for tomorrow’s information-rich, interdisciplinary, technology-transformed world.
Biomedical informatics and computational biology offer new approaches for finding answers to some of health sciences’ most challenging questions. UMR's signature BICB graduate education and research programs lead the way in the application of computation to biomedical research and shape exciting careers at the interface of biology, computation, and medicine.
More than two dozen academic programs throughout the University of Minnesota system are available to students in Rochester. Through interactive TV courses, online programs, and on-campus offerings, students can pursue graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education opportunities, and can tap into the expertise of premier faculty from around the state.