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									University of Missouri
Excellence and Diversity
•In Fall 2007, MU welcomed more than 28,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide
•As the State of Missouri’s flagship university, MU has 19 schools and colleges and offers more
than 270 different degree programs, including 40 online programs
•MU is highly ranked in quality and value by U.S. News & World Report, The Fiske Guide to
Colleges, Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, and numerous other college guides; number
one Ivory school in 2005; around number 40 overall
•MU attracts more valedictorians and Curators Scholars than any other college in the State of
•MU boasts more than 500 student-athletes competing in 20 sports at the highest national levels;
top four college football 2008

A Rich Learning Environment
•The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes Mizzou as one of the top ten universities in
the country for successfully integrating research into undergraduate education
•The Center for Literary Arts reinforces MU’s reputation as a “writing university” by uniting
renowned programs in creative writing and theater and maintaining connections with journalism
and other fields to offer students an interdisciplinary approach to writing
•MU offers more than 100 Freshman Interest Groups, where students with shared academic
interests live in the same residence hall and attend classes together; these communities, which are
models for other institutions throughout the country, provide a strong academic and social
foundation for freshmen, as well as higher retention and graduation rates
•In MU’s world renowned School of Journalism, newspaper, magazine, and photojournalism
students gain hands-on experience as they produce print and online publications, including three
magazines and a daily newspaper; broadcast students train at radio, TV, and online outlets

Research and Development
•Research at MU prepares students to succeed in a knowledge-based economy, helps solve
problems and enrich lives, and leads to innovations in a variety of fields
•Last year, MU filed 110 patent applications for new inventions; 10 new start-up companies are
currently being developed based on technological platforms developed at MU
•MU attracts 71.3% of the federal research dollars flowing to Missouri’s public universities
•Over the past decade, MU has conducted $1.9 billion in research
•MU’s high-quality faculty and infrastructure attract millions in federal research grants each year

School of Law
          As a National Leader in the Field of Dispute Resolution, the MU School of Law seeks to
compliment a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a
problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars
who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences
and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the
study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical
issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

School of Law
Top-Notch Students and Graduates
•The entering credentials of this year’s law students placed them among the top 25% of students in
the nation based on LSAT scores.
•Graduates of the Law School serve at all levels of the Missouri Judiciary, as both federal trial and
appellate judges, in both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives, and both the Senate
and House of the United States Congress.
•The School of Law has alumni practicing in every county in Missouri, in 48 states, and 16
foreign countries.

School of Law
Degrees Offered
Juris Doctor Program
     The Juris Doctor (J.D.), or “law degree” is a three year post-baccalaureate program. Students
must complete 89 credit hours of law courses, roughly one-half of which are required courses.
     The wide variety of academic courses are complemented by a variety of clinics and skills
courses designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation for the practice of law.
     Students who can identify their desire and capabilities as falling within one of the three major
practice groupings are free to select election courses pertinent to their desired field.

Business Lawyer                 Public Lawyer                         General

The Business Lawyer is a The Public Lawyer is     The General
specialist in a variety primarily involved with Practitioner meets the
of legal problems        the governmental process bulk of the public's
involved in business as it affects individuals, need for legal
activities and is        groups, businesses, and services and, hence,
likely to be involved in other entities. The      requires the broadest
the litigation process litigation process         possible background,
as well as in research, characterizes this        including courses
writing, and             lawyer’s work.           which will facilitate
negotiating.                                      involvement in the
                                                  litigation process as
                                                  well as research,
                                                  writing, counseling,
                                                  and negotiation.

School of Law
Degrees Offered
Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution
The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law offers a one-year residential Master of Laws
in Dispute Resolution (LL.M.) degree. The LL.M. program provides practitioners and scholars
with a deeper understanding of theoretical, policy, design, and ethical issues in dispute resolution.
Program features include:
•The opportunity to study with leading dispute resolution scholars who generate important

academic work influencing dispute resolution theory and practice around the world. The
MU School of Law has one of the largest collections of full-time law faculty who focus on
dispute resolution, publishing many leading articles and texts on the subject.
•Our small class sizes create close community with faculty and students, forming lifelong

bonds for networking and future collaboration. Classes are generally limited to LL.M.
•A blend of theoretical analysis, practitioner skills, and systems design work in courses

generally limited to LL.M. students, who have law degrees and some legal experience. In
some cases, applicants may be admitted without a law degree if they have substantial
experience in dispute resolution.
•Our student body is diverse – by age, race, nationality, legal background – that enriches the

level of discussion, both inside and outside the classroom.
•Students participate in externships around the globe.

•LL.M. students can earn dual degrees (MA and PhD) from Missouri’s School of Journalism.

School of Law
A National Leader in the Field of Dispute Resolution
•The Law School’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is one of the top-ranked
programs of its kind in the nation.

Because the law school’s tuition is less than half that charged at most private law schools, and
because Columbia’s cost of living is lower than that in metropolitan areas, MU is a wise choice
for students who want to keep their law school debt load at a manageable level. The average debt
for an MU law student at graduation is $55,000.
Fees (based on 31 credit hours first year)   $15,327
(494.41 per credit hour)
Out of State Tuition Add                     $13,931
(add $449.38 per credit hour)
Books and Supplies (estimate)                $1,460
Room and Board (estimate)                    $8,100
Personal and Transportation (estimate)       $5,432
Total (est.) Missouri Resident               $30,319
Total (est.) Non-Missouri Resident           $44,250

From the discovery of diagnostic tests to ensure food safety to the creation of cloned pigs that can
serve as models for human health research, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture,
Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is preparing the next generation of geneticists, economists,
journalists, veterinarians, educators, policy makers, farmers and physicians.

The Ernie and Lottie Sears Plant Growth Facility provides a high-tech workspace for MU plant
research. The structure spans nearly one-half acre and allows scientists to have precise control
over the environment.

Today, as life sciences drive a revolution of innovative discoveries, CAFNR faculty, staff and
students continue to lead the way to advances in food production, human health and nutrition, and
environmental protection

                           World Class Teaching

CAFNR researchers have remained at the forefront of scientific discovery since the College was
established in 1870 and maintains one of the campus' strongest teaching faculties. Since 1999, the
campus-wide Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to a CAFNR faculty
member four times. Four CAFNR faculty members have won the prestigious National USDA
teaching award.
The Ernie and Lottie Sears Plant Growth Facility provides a high-tech workspace for MU plant
research. The structure spans nearly one-half acre and allows scientists to have precise control
over the environment. The Ernie and Lottie Sears Plant Growth Facility provides a high-tech
workspace for MU plant research. The structure spans nearly one-half acre and allows scientists to
have precise control over the environment.

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Degree Programs
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources includes disciplines ranging from plant
and animal production to food and natural resources management. It is an interesting and exciting
area where basic science is applied to benefit mankind. The CAFNR is rich in expertise, diversity
and quality, where students receive personal attention from faculty and staff. Majors offered

    •   Agribusiness Management
    •    Agricultural Economics
    •    Agricultural Education
    •    Agricultural Journalism
    •    Agricultural Systems Management
    •    Animal Sciences
    •    Atmospheric Science
    •    Biochemistry
    •    Environmental Science
    •    Fisheries and Wildlife
    •    Food Science and Nutrition
    •    Forestry

    •   General Agriculture
    •    Hotel and Restaurant Management
    •    Parks, Recreation and Tourism
    •    Plant Sciences
    •    Soil Science
    •    Sustainable Agriculture

A Bachelor’s of Science degree from CAFNR will prepare you for any number of career paths,
whether that path takes you to a boardroom, a laboratory, a newsroom, or a corn field. In addition
to our majors, CAFNR also offers 19 different minors. Many students add even more strength to
their degrees by earning a minor in a related area.

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Diverse Degree Programs

      Serving 2,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, CAFNR offers 15 degree programs
— from animal sciences and biochemistry to journalism and hotel and restaurant management —
to serve the largest industries in the world — food and fiber production and distribution.
     Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields. Site-specific research
occurs around the state on more than 14,500 acres at the 21 farms and centers of the Missouri
Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the college. Our students conduct meaningful
research projects under the guidance of outstanding scientists at these locations.
     Through a wide variety of programs, field days and publications, and stories for radio,
newspapers, and television we extend the research-based knowledge and problem-solving
resources of the University of Missouri. Our faculty write and review many of the popular
publications found on the MU Extension Web site.

        College of Arts and
    •   The College of Arts and Science is the largest college in the state of Missouri. More than
        450 tenured and tenure-track faculty members teach and mentor 9,000 undergraduate and
        graduate majors. Students choose courses from 32 departments, programs and schools
        that offer a vast array of studies leading to baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
        Michael O’Brien is the current dean.
    •   Graduating classes have grown from that class of two in 1843 to 1,785 in 2005 and have
        produced 52,000 Arts and Science alumni who live around the world.
    •   Arts and Science faculty and staff are committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching
        and advising.
   •   Aerospace Studies
   •   Anthropology
   •   Art 32 Departments – Myriad Degree Programs
   •   Art History & Archaeology
   •   Biological Sciences
   •   Chemistry
   •   Classical Studies

   •   English
   •   Film Studies
   •   Geography
   •   Geological Sciences
   •   German & Russian Studies
   •   History
   •   Linguistics
   •   Mathematics
   •   Military Science & Leadership
   •   The Missouri Review
   •   School of Music
   •   Peace Studies
   •   Philosophy
   •   Physics & Astronomy
   •   Political Science
   •   Psychological Sciences
   •   Religious Studies
   •   Romance Languages & Literatures
   •   Sociology
   •   Special Degree Programs
   •   Statistics
   •   Theatre
   •   Women’s and Gender         Studies

        School of Medicine

    The University of Missouri School of Medicine provides educational experiences in
which the health of our patients is first priority.
    We prepare physicians who provide patient-centered care by working collaboratively
with patients, health professionals, and others to maximize the health of individuals and
communities, with special emphasis on the needs of rural Missouri.
      Our educational processes promote intellectual curiosity, professionalism, and skills for
life-long learning.
      We foster compassionate, respectful, and humanistic patient care as a vital aspect of
medical education.
      We practice the integration of research and its findings into the promotion of health and
the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
      Our learners build mastery in the science and art of medicine by learning from patients,
faculty, staff, and each other.
      Our success derives from a commitment to hard work, mutual respect, and clinical and

Owned and operated by MU, the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center       is Missouri’s only hospital dedicated solely
to Cancer Care.

University Hospital offers the only Level I trauma center and helicopter service in the Mid-Missouri area.
          School of Medicine
     Currently, the School of Medicine’s annual enrollment totals nearly 400 students, with 96
new students entering each fall.
     A faculty of more than 600 clinicians and basic scientists joins 375 residents in more than 60
specialties and subspecialties to supervise patient care and student learning.
     In a typical year, 85% of students participating in the Residency Match receive their first or
second choice. While many students choose to remain at the MU Health Sciences Center for their
residency training, others choose from among residency programs throughout the nation.

(Columbia Regional Hospital)

(Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center)
        School of Medicine
                            Entrance Requirements
Applicants must take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) by October of the
application year and have earned a minimum of 90 semester hours from a recognized college
or university.
Specific Minimum Course Requirements:
    • English Composition or WI – 2 Semesters
    • Mathematics – 1 semester
    • General Biology w/ lab – 8 hours
    • General Chemistry w/ lab – 8 hours
    • Organic Chemistry w/ lab – 8 hours
    • General Physics w/ lab – 8 hours
Other selection factors are:
   •   Three letters of reference from faculty who have taught the applicant and issued a
   •   Personal interviews conducted by members of the Admissions Committee.
   •   Personal characteristics such as maturity, leadership, integrity, demonstrated social
       concern, and knowledge in the field of medicine.
   •   Residency: Strong preference is given to Missouri residents. Residents of other states
       with strong Missouri ties, exceptional academics, backgrounds, or talents are

   (An Overhead view of the University of Missouri Hospital complex.)]
         School of Medicine
                             Innovative Curriculum
     The Curriculum at the University of Missouri School of Medicine offers students an
innovative approach to their medical education and training. In 1993, after five years of study and
planning, the school implemented a new curriculum that substantially reduced the use of lecture in
favor of problem-based learning. The curriculum emphasizes problem solving, self-directed
learning and early clinical experiences and integrates the basic sciences into clinical cases.
     In 1990, after studying trends in medical education, a faculty task force recommended:
             • A problem-based curriculum with a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching basic
        and clinical sciences.
           • Evaluations emphasizing problem solving and clinical skills rather than
              • Clinical experiences beginning the first year.
              • Integrated clinical experiences with a focused review of the basic sciences of the
        clinical years.
     The first and second years each consist of four, 10-week blocks. The third year includes six
eight-weeks core clerkships. The fourth year consists of advanced clinical selectives, advanced
biomedical selectives, and general electives.

             School of Medicine
                   Curriculum- First and Second Years
     Years one and two consist of four eight-week blocks. Weeks one through eight are for
learning. All evaluation occurs during week nine. Week ten is a break between blocks. Each
block has to basic components:
                       – Basic Science/Problem Based Learning (BSci/PBL)
          Students work through 32 authentic clinical cases in groups of eight students with a
faculty facilitator. The facilitator functions not as a content expert, but a guide for the group
as they work through the case seeking a diagnosis and patient care plan. A few lectures and
laboratories teach concepts that supplement the cases.
                    – Introduction to Patient Care (IPC)
         IPC themes change with each block and focus on clinical skills. The primary
learning strategies also emphasize small-group learning with supporting lectures and
laboratory experiences.
        School of Medicine
                    Curriculum - Third and Fourth Years
    Year Three includes seven clerkships in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology,
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery.
             • During the core clerkships, students learn the fundamentals of good patient care
        and faculty assess student competencies. Clerkships are supervised by MU faculty or
        by community faculty appointed through the school of medicine. Students may take up to
        three clerkships at community sites through the University of Missouri Area Health
        Education Center (AHEC).
     Year Four consists of three one-month advanced clinical selectives (sub-internships) in the
core disciplines, four one-month general electives, and a one-month Advanced Biomedical
Sciences (ABS) course.
            • One of the advanced selectives must in a surgical area and one must be in a
        medical area.
            • A minimum of four fourth-year courses must be taken under the supervision of
        Columbia-based School of Medicine faculty.
         School of Medicine
      Located on the University of Missouri campus, the School of Medicine is part of the MU
Health Sciences Center, which includes University Hospital and Clinics, Children’s Hospital,
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Columbia Regional Hospital. Other local affiliates include:
               • Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center
               • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital
               • Mason Institute of Ophthalmology
               • Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center
               • Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center
               • J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Center
     Students have over 1000 hospital beds available in patient care, as more than 15,000 patients
are admitted annually to the hospitals in the Health Sciences Center, and an additional 405,000
patients visit the center’s outpatient clinic sites in Columbia and around Mid-Missouri.

     School of Medicine
                               Tuition and Fees
    Data culled from 10 month adjusted yearly expense estimations for non-Missouri residents.
Budgets are adjusted yearly for increases in tuition, fees, and living expenses, and are subject to
   NON-RESIDENT              Year One        Year Two           Year           Year Four
TUITION AND FEES                                            Three
     Tuition and Fees        $46,432         $46,432            $51,624        $51,426
    Books           and      $2,378          $1,216             $1,114         $562
     Room and Board          $9,000          $10,800            $10,800        $9,000
     Personal Expenses       $6,040          $7,320             $7,320         $6,040
and Transportation
    Hepatitis           B    $90             NA                 NA             NA
     USMLE                   NA             (Step      1)       (Step          (Step II) $480
                                        $480                IICS) $1,026       (Step IICS Travel)
    Total    Estimated       $63,940         $66,248            $71,884        $68,068
                            Robert J. Trulaske, Sr.

    College of Business
     The Trulaske College of Business is one of the best business schools in the country. Our
mission is to make sure MU students succeed in the world of business. Our faculty and staff foster
professionalism, promote research, and collaborate with the business community. We take pride in
our high academic expectations, the professional development opportunities our students are
provided, and the research our faculty produces.

                               Robert J. Trulaske, Sr.

        College of Business
Fast Facts
    •   More than 4,500 students are enrolled in the BS BA, MBA, 150-hour accountancy, and
       PhD programs, making the college the second largest academic division on the MU
       campus. Awarding over 900 degrees annually, more than 15% of the total degrees
       awarded by the entire university each year.
   •   More than $1,000,000 in scholarships awarded annually.
   •   More than 150 speakers visited the college last year.
   •   In 1926, The Trulaske College of Business was the first public business school in
       Missouri to earn accreditation from the International Association to Advance Collegiate
       Schools of Business (AACSB).
   •   The School of Accountancy’s programs have the highest national ranking among all
       accountancy programs in the state of Missouri.
   •   Accountancy students in the College of Business consistently have the highest first-time
       pass rate on the CPA exam of all schools in the state.
   •   The first course focused on the investment principles of Warren Buffet was offered at
       Mizzou beginning in 1997. To date, it remains the only such course available in Missouri.

                             Robert J. Trulaske, Sr.

       College of Business
                         Degree Programs
The college’s business and accountancy programs are accredited by AACSB International
– the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 10 percent of the
world’s business schools have achieved business and/or accounting accreditation from
Degrees Offered
   • BS BA – Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration
              Specializations in economics, finance and banking, international business,
management, marketing, and real estate.
   •    Business Minor
                Undergraduates from any MU school or college besides business may obtain a
business minor.
    • Master’s of Accountancy
                150 hour program that confers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in
   •   Gordon E. Crosby, Jr. MBA
            Two year, full-time usually focused on finance, management, or marketing.
   •    PhD Program
               Carefully designed curriculum; individually tailored programs in business
                            Robert J. Trulaske, Sr.

College of Business Robert J.
                                    Trulaske, Sr.

        College of Business
Nationally Recognized As One Of The Best Business Schools in the Country
Accountancy Program
    • Graduate and doctoral programs both ranked in the top 25 nationally by Public
        Accounting Report (2007 Annual Professor’s Survey).
BS BA Program
    • Ranked among America’s Best Colleges 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.
    •  Ranked #48, placing it in the top 10% of AACSB-accredited undergraduate
Crosby MBA Program
   • Ranked among America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008 by U.S. News & World
    •   In the top 15% of all AACSB-accredited MBA programs.
    •   Listed in the Princeton Review’s guidebook to the nation’s best MBA programs.
    •   Ranked #46 on Forbes 2007 Best Business Schools – based on return on
    •   Ranked #28 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of top regional MBA programs, 19th
        overall among public institutions – based on recruiter assessment.

        School of Journalism
Students must be admitted to the School of Journalism to pursue a bachelor of journalism
degree. Students are admitted in one of two categories:
1. Directly Admitted Students
A freshman applicant will be directly admitted to the School of Journalism if he or she meets
standard MU admissions requirements and any one of the following three criteria:
    •    Ranks in the top 10% of his/her high school class.
    •    Scores 29 or higher on the ACT composite.
    •    Scores 1280 or higher on the math-verbal portions of the SAT.
2. Pre-Journalism Arts & Science Students
Students accepted by MU who do not meet one of the criteria for direct admission are admitted as
pre-journalism students in the College of Arts & Science and apply for admission to Journalism as
a student after completion of the fourth journalism course, which is either J2000, Cross-Cultural
Journalism, or J2100, News. That usually occurs within the second semester of a student’s
sophomore year, as the student is completing 60 credits and all other requirements.

(The arched entryway of the world famous MU School of Journalism. )

(Lee Hills Hall – home of the Columbia Missourian, Mid-Missouri’s only morning newspaper.)

       School of Journalism
At the Missouri School of Journalism, real-world media experience is an integral part of the
curriculum. The first school of its kind in the world, the MU Journalism School educates
students for careers in Journalism, advertising and other media fields by combining a strong
liberal arts education with unique hands-on training.
Adelante! is a bilingual publication dedicated to building a sense of community among the
Spanish-speaking people of Mid-Missouri and those interested in Latin culture. This monthly
newsmagazine was founded by a group of journalism students and community volunteers in
October 2000, and serves the rapidly growing population of Spanish-speaking immigrants as they
seek to bridge the cultural and language gaps they find here.
Published six mornings a week and distributed throughout Columbia and the surrounding region,
the Columbia Missourian is the working newspaper lab for students in news-editorial, design,
information graphics, and photojournalism. The Missourian was founded on Sept. 14, 1908, the
same day classes began at the School of Journalism. The Missourian is also available online.

                The Global Journalist
The magazine for the international news business, Global Journalist reaches an audience of
journalists around the world. Its mission is to report on the state of press freedom worldwide, to
cover developments in international journalism, and to serve international journalists.

     School of Journalism

                                       The University owned and operated KBIA is one of the most
successful public radio stations in the country. Radio-television and media convergence journalism
students cover events, write stories and air newscasts on KBIA. Students work at the direction of
faculty members who are professional broadcasters. KBIA is a National Public Radio member
station and carries programming from Public Radio International and other providers.

KOMU is the only university-owned commercial television station in the United States that uses
its newsroom as a working lab for students. Recognized throughout the journalism profession as
the premiere training ground for television reporters and producers, KOMU’ newsroom creates a
real-life lab experience for students. While KOMU strives to bring the best education to its
students, the news station also works to bring Mid-Missouri the best possible news coverage, and
has received numerous awards for its on-air news coverage. Journalism students working at
KOMU use state-of-the-art equipment, a new all-digital control room and multiple live-remote
trucks. KOMU has restructured its internet presence with video stream of local news stories.
KOMU is affiliated with both NBC and CNN.

Missouri Digital News Service
Missouri Digital News is the school’ first converged newsroom. Newspaper, broadcast, and new
media students work together covering state government and political issues from MDN’s
statehouse office. In addition to MDN’s online service (, MDN distributes
stories to a variety of newspaper and broadcast outlets throughout the state. The Missouri Press
Association, Missouri Broadcaster’s Association, KMOX Radio and KSMU Radio provide
support for MDN’s services.

     School of Journalism

                               MOJO Ad is the premier student-staffed professional-services
advertising agency in the country. The lab offers real-life work experience to students attending
the Missouri School of Journalism. With our specialization in all things young, MOJO Ad works
with local, regional, and national clients whose brands target teens and young adults.

                                         Vox Magazine

Vox blends Columbia’ urban mentality and hometown familiarity into a smart, small-city tabloid.
The magazine profiles the human condition, exposes local culture and provides reviews, tips and
trends that tell readers what's happening and where to be. With an ear to the underground and an
eye out for the unique, Vox brings mid-Missourians an analysis and reflection of contemporary
issues with useful and provocative articles. The magazine is distributed in the Thursday edition of
the Columbia Missourian and can be picked up at drop locations around town and on all three
college campuses. Its total circulation is 15,000. Vox has been recognized by the Association for
Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as an award winner in its student magazine
contest for the past several years in the areas of general excellence, investigation and analysis,
profile writing and design.
                                              LEFT: An artist’s rendering of the new Donald W.
Reynolds Journalism Institute, scheduled for completion in 2008. RIGHT: A journalism student
prepares to go on assignment to cover a story for KOMU, the University owned and operated
NBC affiliate

                              Christopher S. Bond

        Life Sciences Center
The interdisciplinary research agenda in the Bond Center is being driven by advances in
molecular and cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics and engineering, and particularly by the
unifying concept of genetic interrelationships among all organisms. These concepts have
emerged from studies on the mapping, sequencing and functioning of genes from humans,
animals, plants and microorganisms. Currently, there are approximately 30 faculty
investigators with their research teams now in residence in the Bond Center. The maximum
occupancy of the Center is approximately 40 faculty investigators. Fully staffed with
laboratory and support personnel, the Center is expected to hold about 280 people by the
end of FY07. Synergistic scientific strengths of the investigators are coalescing around these
research clusters:
    •    Programming Cellular Development
    •    Integrative Genomics: from DNA to Agriculture
    •    Inflammation and Environmental Stress
   •    Microbial Pathogenesis and Gene Therapy
   •    Biophotonics
   •    Integrative Plant Biology: From Molecules to Environment
   •    Integrative Neuroscience: from Molecules to Behavior
   •    Bioinformatics

                             Christopher S. Bond

  Life Sciences Center
Services in the Bond LSC
The Bond Center provides research and educational support to occupants
and external users of the Center as follows:
   •   Information Technology Suite
   •    Three of eight Research Core Facilities (DNA     Core, Molecular Cytology Core, and
         Proteonomics Center)
   •     Small Animal Facilities, managed by the Office of      Animal Resources
   •     Plant and insect growth facilities and headhouse
   •     Greenhouses
   •     Service Building connected to the Bond Center containing a loading dock, electronics
         repair shop, mechanical/electrical repair shop, major equipment repair  shop,   and
       liquid nitrogen tank.
   •    Central Research lab utilities including natural gas, compressed   air,   vacuum,     DI
       water,    computer networking, and emergency lab power.
   •   Glass washer/autoclave rooms
   •    Three teaching labs, multi-use classroom
   •    Administrative Suite
   •    Reading Room with six computer terminals
   •    Catalyst Café
   •    Two Bioinformatics Groups
   •    Event and Meeting Space
   •    Biostatistics Assistance.

                                                   Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
                                Christopher S. Bond

       Life Sciences Center
Education at the Life Sciences Center
The Bond LSC seeks to support doctoral and postdoctoral training that emphasizes new and
creative approaches to solving increasingly complex biological problems. This is best
accomplished by attracting and retaining high-caliber students from diverse scientific and cultural
backgrounds and by continuing to build upon the strengths of collaborative linkages across MU
departments and divisions.
The Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (LS UROP) provides
funding opportunities for students to conduct research with MU faculty involved in life sciences
research from across the entire campus. LS UROP also coordinates summer programs for non-MU
students, seminars and workshops for undergraduates interested in research, and funds travel
grants for undergraduates to attend regional, national and international scientific conferences.
Through the Office of Undergraduate Research faculty may post job opportunities in their
laboratories for undergraduates.
The educational initiatives of the Bond Center also encompass the Genetics Area Program, the
Life Sciences Fellowships Programs (doctoral and postdoctoral), and the NIH/NIGMS training
grant. The Life Sciences Fellowship Program currently provides funding for nearly forty doctoral
students and twelve postdoctoral fellows, while the training grant supports six students annually.
Toward this end, the Bond LSC will continue to support research opportunities for minority
students participating in the LS-UROP undergraduate research summer program as well as
encourage the attendance of life sciences faculty at national and international meetings that are
focused on minorities in science. In addition, the Bond LSC will pursue educational program
development opportunities, such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institute of
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and Interfaces Initiative. These programming
opportunities seek to remove barriers between historically disparate disciplines and encourage
interdisciplinary solutions to scientific problems.


           School of Nursing
Highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing is
committed to promoting, maintaining, and improving health and health care delivery in
Missouri and worldwide through nursing education, research, and service.
Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
   •     A BS in nursing from MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing prepares its graduates for a
        variety of health care settings. The School is approved by the Missouri State Board of
       Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE),
       which means that your degree will be respected nationwide. In addition to studying with
       top students, you’ll enjoy the quality of faculty and facilities that is available only at a
       major research university.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
   •     The accelerated BSN option is a 15-month program for individuals who hold
       non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees. Before admission to the program, an
       individual must complete prerequisite courses, have an individualized transcript review,
       and complete the admission process. A BSN degree is awarded at graduation, and the
       graduate is eligible to take the licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN)

                                                                 Sinclair School of Nursing


       School of Nursing
                    Degrees Offered (continued)
RN-BSN Online Option Program

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is only as far away as a computer, thanks to the online RN-BSN
Outreach Option through the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. The outreach option is for nurses
who cannot travel to attend traditional classes on a regular basis. To complement the weekly
online assignments, students may need to visit the MU campus one to two times per semester. The
program emphasizes critical thinking and practice skills necessary for clinical management of
patients within a constantly changing health care environment.
The RN-BSN Outreach Option is for the graduate of an associate degree or diploma program,
currently licensed (or eligible for licensure) to practice nursing in Missouri , and who wishes to
complete a BSN degree. A total of 120 credits is required to earn a BSN from Mizzou. The length
of the program varies, depending on equivalent prerequisite courses completed and choice of
part-time or full-time enrollment. Students may enroll in nursing courses before completing
prerequisite courses, under the advisement of the Adviser of the RN-BSN Outreach Option. All
prerequisites must be completed before completing the last nursing course.

Master of Science (Nursing) Online

The Master's Program at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing enables students to obtain advanced
education that prepares them for leadership roles in nursing practice, education, and research.


           School of Nursing
Degrees Offered (continued)
Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing)
We know you want more than an advanced degree. You want a friendly, supportive doctoral
program that can help you further your research career. You will find it here at Missouri's premier
School of Nursing. With more opportunities to work alongside world-class nursing researchers,
more options to assist with funded research studies, you’ be encouraged to pursue your scholarly
interests while developing an understanding of the relationship between nursing practice, theory
and research while enjoying more individual attention from faculty. At the MU Sinclair School of
Nursing, we know what you want from a doctoral program and give you more chances to excel
than you ever dreamed possible.
Nursing Research
Research resources and support services are extensive. The School's environment is an academic
health center campus with the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Health Related
Professions, and the Department of Health Services Management comprising the health sciences
disciplines. University Hospitals and Clinics, a 500-bed tertiary-care center, includes University
Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation Center, and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. These facilities provide a
superb setting for health sciences collaborative research. In addition, the School's in-house support
services are extensive and include: assistance in developing a research agenda and research career
trajectories, review of draft proposals for scientific merit, statistical consultation, information
about available grant opportunities and guidelines, and assistance in preparing grant budgets and
application forms.
                                                  The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library
adjoins both the Sinclair School of Nursing and the MU Medical School
The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library adjoins both the Sinclair School of Nursing and the
MU Medical School

                     College of
Fast Facts
    •   Average first-time freshman ACT composite score: 27.6 (overall Mizzou average is 25.3,
        state average is 21.6, and national average is 21.1).
    •   Total enrollment: 2183
    •   Undergraduate Students: 1779
    •   Master’s Students: 200
    •   Doctoral Students: 204
    •   Undergraduate Majors: 9
    •   Master’s Programs: 9
    •   Doctoral Programs: 8
    •   Number of Student Organizations: 31
    •   Number of students receiving scholarships each year: 600+
    •   Designated engineering research programs: 16
    •   Faculty: 101
    •   Alumni: 17,500
 College of Engineering
Admission Requirements
Direct admission into the College of Engineering requires an ACT math subscore of 22 or higher
and an ACT composite score of 24 or higher, or ranking in the top 25% of your high school class.
Students who meet University admissions requirements but do not meet those for engineering may
enter as pre-engineering students.
Degree Programs
Biological Engineering
    •    What it is: Biological engineers develop products and systems that improve human and
        animal health, use bioresources and protect the environment. Mizzou’s broadly based
        curriculum prepares students for careers in biomedical engineering, and bioenvironmental
    •   What you can do: You can work in industries such as medicine, food, agriculture,
      environmental protection and others. Advances in biomedical research and biotechnology
      make this a field of the future with varied career possibilities.
Chemical Engineering
    •    What it is: Chemical engineers work with chemical processes and products to turn raw
        materials into useful products. They work in the interconnected fields of chemistry and
        biology and on environmental issues that relate to chemistry.
    •    What you can do: You can work in chemicals, synthetic textile fibers, plastics, air and
        water pollution control, chemical and nuclear radiation, food and other bioengineering
        chemical productions, ceramics, petrochemicals and petroleum refining, material
        processing, or biochemical engineering physiology.
Degree Programs (continued)
Civil Engineering
    •    What it is: Civil Engineers solve problems that directly affect the health and economic
        activity of people and communities – including waste disposal, pollution, transportation
        systems, water resources, and designing, constructing and rehabilitating structures such as
        dams, bridges, buildings, highways, railways, pipelines, and waterways.
    •    What you can do: You can work for governmental organizations or companies to
      develop structures and systems that affect people’s lives on a daily basis.
Computer Science
    •    What it is: Computer scientists work with software systems and graphics,
        computational theories and algorithms, networking and multimedia, and programming
    •  What you can do: You can work for government agencies, academic institutions or
      private industry creating and applying new technologies to solve complex problems.
Computer Engineering
   •   What it is: Computer engineers design hardware and computer systems and develop
      software. They have interests in applications that include artificial intelligence, computer
      design and architecture, and other areas related to the conceptual world of the computer
    •    What you can do: You can work in the computer industry, government or commerce,
        and you can choose a career path in design, development, production, and engineering.

Degree Programs (continued)
Electrical Engineering
    •    What it is: Electrical engineers are involved in electrical power generation,
        communication systems, instrumentation, circuit design, and microprocessor design.
        Global energy problems and rapid advances in microelectronics ensure a constant demand
        for electrical engineers.
    •    What you can do: You can work in industry, government, consulting or commerce. You
        can choose a career path in design, development, production, sales, or service.
Industrial Engineering
   •     What it is: Industrial engineers design and build systems that get the most out of
        information technology, people, machines and material that are combined to reach a
        specific goal. They build systems and solve problems.
    •   What you can do: You can work in manufacturing industries, hospitals, governmental
       agencies, financial institutions or other organizations.
Information Technology
    •    What it is: People in IT work on the development and dissemination of information
        through database applications, networking and various modes of presentation.
    •    What you can do: You can work as a computer support specialist, IT analyst, web
        developer, database administrator, or in the entertainment industry working at game
        development, filming, editing or computer animation.
Degree Programs (continued)
Mechanical Engineering
   •     What it is: Mechanical engineers are unique because they not only design, develop, and
        produce devices for consumers, but also for other engineers.
    •    What you can do: You can work in research and development, automotive, aerospace,
        heating and ventilation, power generation, energy conversion, machine design and
Lab Life
At Mizzou, research isn’t just for graduate students. As an undergraduate, you can participate in
research early in your academic career through the Engineering Honors Program. You’ll work
hand-in-hand with research faculty and grad students and earn “Honors Scholar” designation on
your diploma when you complete the program. You can also use your research experience toward
graduate credit and start immediately on graduate level work upon entering the graduate school.

     College of Education
About the College of Education
Through teaching, research, service and economic development, MU’s College of Education
contributes solutions that address today’s complex societal problems. The mission of the College
is to “Educate Missouri, Our Nation, Our World.”
As part of the University of Missouri-Columbia, the College aspires to achieve national and
international prominence for its research and educational contributions. By training lifelong
educators and professionals who provide the necessary foundation for truly educated citizens, the
College of Education is making a difference in our future.

The College is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our professional
graduate programs also hold membership with national accreditation agencies.
Located in Columbia, Mo., MU’s campus gives students and professionals the best of all worlds.
The community is very active and the city is a great place to live. The College of Education,
through its partnerships, offers urban, rural, and suburban settings for its students to complete their
internship experience, on-sight training, or graduate research objectives. The College provides a
rich environment in which its students thrive.
Campus is exciting and has a big-time feel, as the University is part of the Big 12 Conference. The
College of Education has 3,220 students, including 1,189 undergraduates and 2,031 graduate
students. You will notice our global feel as we have nearly one hundred international students
from over 20 different nations around the world. Our student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1, so you will
find your professors accessible and interested in your studies.

                                                   Hill Hall – home of the MU College of Education

                           Nationally Recognized Quality
The MU College of Education is consistently ranked among the top colleges of education
in the country. This year, the college’s rank rose, making MU the best in the state
of Missouri and third in the Big XII conference.
In the 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings, the college ranks 28th among more than
100 colleges and schools of education. In these same rankings, the College of Education’
s graduate programs were rated among the best in the nation. Specifically, MU’s graduate
program in Counseling Psychology/Personnel service ranks sixth.

    •    Known for its cutting-edge research, the College of Education has
        averaged $20,280,094 in externally funded research grants over the
        past five years.
    •    In the area of research expenditures, the College showed a 525%
        increase between 2001 and 2005, from $646,000 to $3.39 million.
    •    In the area of instruction and public service, the College showed
        a 128% increase across the same time period from $10.5 million to
        $13.4 million. The College of Education leads all other MU academic
        units on campus in this area of instruction and public service.

Graduate Studies
Professional and continuing education degrees – including master’s in
education, educational specialists and doctorates in education and
philosophy – are available in a variety of specialization areas. The
College also offers an optional fifth year master’s program for first
year teachers, called the Teaching Fellowship Program.
With more than 70 on-campus and off-campus emphasis areas, you’ll be sure
to find the degree you’re looking for at the MU College of Education.

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