Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP)

This collaborative educational program with the Mayo Clinic 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.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)

Backed by the University of Minnesota's 157-year history, UMR's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program weaves health care topics across the natural and social sciences, mathematics, the arts, and the humanities. This approach deepens the student's understanding of core skills and opens the door to professional school, graduate education, immediate career success, and other opportunities.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICB)

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.

UM Academic Programs at UMR

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.

The University of Minnesota Rochester is home to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS), Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP), and Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology (BICB) degree programs. UMR also offers a selection of other degrees and certificates in partnership with other campuses within the University of Minnesota system.

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is the newest campus of the University of Minnesota system having been formally established in December 2006. With over 35 academic programs available in Rochester, UMR provides graduate and undergraduate degrees, conducts research, and pursues outreach services focusing in the areas of health sciences and biotechnology while continuing its commitment to offer high quality academic programming in business, education, technology, public health, and social work.

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.