Academic Focus Areas

An "Academic Focus Area" is a broad, interdisciplinary grouping of academic majors and courses that share similar themes. This framework allows UNO to provide coherence to our academic offerings and advising so that students can pursue their academic and professional goals while staying on-track for graduation. The courses recommended in these areas will count towards a degree in that respective area and fulfill general education requirements

UNO has 5 Academic Focus Areas that expose students to introductory coursework, concepts, ideas, and professional skills within broadly related, interdisciplinary fields of study. Through advising, faculty guidance, and programmatic support, students are encouraged to cultivate their strengths, interests, and professional goals in pursuit of selecting a major program of study.

  • Public Service, Healthcare, and Helping Professions
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Business and Innovation
  • Culture, Ethnicity, and Social Justice
  • Creative Production and Performative Arts