The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in Edmond, a part of the thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area.Under the leadership of President Don Betz, Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full time and 400 adjunct faculty and staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.With 116 undergraduate majors and 58 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies, and the new Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district. Central is also the nation's only university named an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.