The University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education provides high-quality continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities for professional development, personal enrichment, and academic growth.
Each year, the College serves more than 50,000 learners working toward individualized or applied degrees or certificates; accessing the University's credit courses; or participating in short courses, workshops and events. Tens of thousands of additional learners benefit from the professional learning environment provided by our Continuing Education Conference Center.
We are also home to Radio K, the award-winning student-run radio station of the University of Minnesota.Complete Your Bachelor's Degree
For those who have already taken some college credits, the College of Continuing Education offers several options to complete your bachelor's degree. Explore our Multidisciplinary Studies program, specifically designed to help working adults complete their bachelor's degree through evening and online courses. Or, check out our applied degree options, including our:
- Construction Management bachelor's degree,
- Manufacturing Technology bachelor's degree, and
- Information Technology Infrastructure bachelor's degree.
Our individualized bachelor’s degrees, as well as our Master of Liberal Studies and Master of Biological Science degrees, allow students to draw from the University’s rich and varied course offerings to craft a flexible degree that fits their academic, personal, and professional goals.Applied Degrees and Certificates
Our applied learning bachelor’s of applied science degrees, credit certificates, Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership, and Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture allow students to bring work experience to class and take away hands-on instruction and theory they can use, on-the-job, right away.Access to University of Minnesota Courses
Through online, distance, and evening courses, the College of Continuing Education helps make University of Minnesota courses accessible to students not admitted to the University and to admitted students wanting to supplement their course work with flexible options.
Additionally, the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) helps international students improve English reading, writing, and speaking skills for success in a university classroom or in the workplace. And through our High School Programs, juniors and seniors can earn college credit before leaving high school.Programs for Professional Development
Designed to provide professionals with the core competencies needed to advance in the workplace, our interactive and engaging professional development courses are taught by industry experts and cover highly relevant topics. Courses can be combined into professional development certificates that demonstrate a cohesive body of knowledge.
We also partner with organizations to deliver learning options designed to meet their specific needs though onsite training.Programs for Personal Enrichment and Life Transitions
LearningLife helps adults pursue their passions and navigate life transitions through short courses, workshops, seminars, presentations by nationally and internationally renowned speakers, and other special events.