Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

About the University

As Colorado’s leader in education, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is committed to bringing together diverse ideas, voices and people to shape a student’s first university experience. UNC provides students with a personalized education, grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry, empowering them to make a difference in their own lives and in their communities. Faculty and staff nurture individual development, passing along skills and knowledge to provide upward mobility for alumni, and the Bear family shares a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.

At UNC, there are more than 100 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs of study in five colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts. With more than 2,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate courses available, advisors help students build an education that will make them competitive in the global job market.

More than 7,350 undergraduates from 47 U.S. states and 24 other countries attend classes on our beautiful 260-acre campus and through our extended campuses online and in Loveland and Denver. Forty-two percent of our students are first in their families to attend college.

Our libraries include James A. Michener Library, home to the author’s literary legacy, and Skinner Music Library, one of a handful of music libraries in the nation dedicated exclusively to research materials and media required by the nation's most rigorous music schools.

Students can get involved in more than 100 student organizations on campus, including leadership, professional, social, cultural and honorary groups. They can choose to join Fraternity and Sorority Life, explore Colorado with Outdoor Pursuits, engage in residential programming that enhances academic curricula, attend NCAA Division I athletic events, work on campus, and participate in service or experiential learning projects.

Located in Greeley, a city of more than 105,000 residents an hour’s drive north of Denver, UNC’s main campus is close to shopping, dining, popular activities, theaters, music venues, outdoor trails, parks and a growing downtown.

Academic integrity is valued and expected. Excellence is sought and rewarded. Teaching and learning flourish. Diversity of thought and culture is respected. Intellectual freedom is preserved. Equal opportunity is afforded. And UNC students thrive.