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University of Minnesota Rochester

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The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) inspires transformation in higher education through innovations that empower our graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century. UMR is located in the heart of Med City near the world renowned Mayo Clinic and offers two baccalaureate degree programs. The first major offered at UMR is the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS), providing students with a foundational undergraduate education that allows them to pursue a wide range of careers in the health sciences field. The BSHS program includes three Early Assurance programs: Physician Assistant, Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. 

The second major offered at UMR is the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP), an education collaboration with Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Students in this program become skilled health care professionals in the field of radiography, sonography, echocardiography and respiratory care.

UMR’s curriculum is continually developed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, and we rely on a huge network of health experts, both here and at nearby Mayo Clinic to prepare our graduates for their careers. The campus community serves approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Key Programs Offered

B.S. Health Sciences

  • The Business and Leadership of Health Care
  • Patient Care
  • Resilience, Well-being and Mental Health
  • Health Care Research and Discovery
  • Public Policy and Global Health
  • Emerging Health Technologies

B.S. Nursing

Campus Life

At UMR, we want you to be the healthiest, most well-rounded version of you, and we work to help you achieve this. In addition to studying at UMR, we hope that during your time here, you make your forever friends, have fun, create memories outside of the classroom and build a network that will help you succeed as a student while at UMR and later as a college graduate.

At a Glance

About the U of M Rochester

  • #1

    Ranked Hospital Next Door: Mayo Clinic

    Where our students complete clinicals, internships, research, and Mayo mentorship opportunities.

  • 4

    Graduate in 4 Years or Less

    100% of Spring 2021 BSHS graduates completed their degree in four years or less.

  • 2021


    60% placed at a graduate or professional school and 40% reported employment in a health related field.

We Offer Health Sciences Education Unlike Any Other

You might even say success is in our DNA – with programs designed by health professionals, for health professionals – with the ultimate goal of launching successful careers. Located in downtown Rochester, MN in the heart of the medical community. 

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