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University of Evansville: destination anywhere

University of Evansville: destination anywhere
The University of Evansville is a liberal arts and sciences institution located in Evansville, Indiana. UE provides a challenging atmosphere with hands-on projects, high-quality teaching, and an academically rigorous curriculum.

While the University is contained in only two city blocks, its reach is worldwide. More than half of UE students study abroad at countries around the globe—many of them at Harlaxton College, UE’s living learning center in Grantham, England (pictured above). Harlaxton is the hallmark of a robust study abroad program that was recently ranked #1 in the country by BestCollegeReviews.org. Since Harlaxton is owned by UE, students’ financial aid and academic credits are transferable, making it an affordable option as well as a practical one. Students can still stay on track to graduate in four years while also having a life-transforming experience abroad.

UE’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, thereby affording students a broad education that prepares them to enter the workforce with more experiences and knowledge than many of their peers.

Personal results
The Center for Career Development is staffed with passionate career counselors who work one-on-one with students to create professional résumés and compelling cover letters. Staff members also maintain closely connected relationships with businesses, both local and across the country, to help place students with internships and part-time or full-time jobs. And the center invites businesses to come to campus several times a year for networking events, including the Health Care Networking event, drawing 70+ businesses to campus to meet students. Students reap the benefits of these programs and more—which are offered at no extra charge to students and alumni. UE is proud to say that year after year, more than 90% of its graduates consistently find employment or placement in graduate school within months of graduation.

Pursue your passion
Students at the University of Evansville can choose from among more than 80 majors and 100+ areas of study housed in the colleges and schools on campus. Majors range from an award-winning Accounting program (rated #1 by Master of Finance Degrees) to world-class Business and Engineering to degrees and programs such as Creative Writing and Archaeology.

UE’s College of Education and Health Science is one of the most progressive in the area, boasting a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including:
• Athletic Training (master’s)
• Biochemistry
• Health Communication
• Health Science Administration (bachelor’s and master’s degrees)
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Physical Therapy (including a direct-entry Doctor of Physical Therapy)
• Physician Assistant (direct entry)
• Pre-medicine
• Public Health
• And many more!

School of Public Health
UE’s newly established School of Public Health is on the forefront of public health education. From disaster relief to air quality to disease prevention, public health professionals ensure a healthy, safe, and productive society. The BS in Public Health trains students in multidisciplinary approaches to public health practices. Students learn about a range of issues that impact population health, global health, environmental health, disease prevention, health communication and informatics, health care systems, and health behavior. Students will advance through employment or further education and become the new generation of public health professionals prepared and ready to protect and improve the health of the overall population.

Physician Assistant program
UE is launching a new Physician Assistant program, which is slated to begin in fall 2017. Through a special partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville, this program will prepare students to enroll in the Master of Physician Assistant Science program. The PA program will be housed initially on the UE campus; however, it will move to the new downtown Evansville Academic Health Science and Research Center as soon as the facility is completed. This state-of-the-art multi-institutional campus will provide unique opportunities for inter-professional experiences among various health professional students, collaborative learning, and research opportunities. UE has developed several pathways for application and enrollment in the PA program that will work for a variety of students, regardless of where they are in their educational journeys. Detailed information about each pathway is available on the website listed above.

Physician assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed health care professionals who provide direct patient care and work as part of a physician-led team in delivering a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, and health maintenance services. They work in diverse medical and surgical specialties, including family and internal medicine, emergency care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and sub-surgical specialties, and mental and behavioral health care. PAs work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care facilities.

Health Communication
The newest addition to the health-related degrees offered at UE is the Health Communication degree. This is an interdisciplinary program offered through the Department of Communication. This program combines course work from communication, public health, and health services administration to prepare students for careers in the health field.

Students working through the program will gain knowledge in provider-patient communication, heath care organization communication, risk and crisis communication, strategic health communication campaigns, and new communication technologies. These subjects and subsequent experience will prepare students to work in health fields such as patient advocacy, health care marketing, public health campaign specialist, health education specialist, risk communication specialist, health publication editor, health information manager, and many other possibilities.


Our history: Founded in 1854; affiliated with the United Methodist Church

Our home: Evansville is the third-largest city in Indiana, with a metro area population of approximately 300,000.

Our students:
• 2,495 total enrollment
• 43 states, 51 countries represented on campus
• Average class size: 18 students

Our strength: Academically challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum; consistently rated as a top midwestern university by U.S. News & World Report.

Our outcomes: 94% of the Class of 2015 were employed or in graduate school within months of graduation. The median income for those employed was $47,500.

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