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UMD Baltimore County Academics

University of Maryland, Baltimore County requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

UMD Baltimore County does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UMD Baltimore County has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 70% of students who started college at UMD Baltimore County complete all the credits required within six years.

UMD Baltimore County offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at UMD Baltimore County?

UMD Baltimore County has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at UMD Baltimore County

When choosing a major, UMD Baltimore County students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UMD Baltimore County below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UMD Baltimore County does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does UMD Baltimore County Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UMD Baltimore County offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UMD Baltimore County Offer Online Classes?

UMD Baltimore County has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UMD Baltimore County Offer Credit for AP Classes?

UMD Baltimore County offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UMD Baltimore County Have An Honors Program?

UMD Baltimore County offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does UMD Baltimore County Require Internships?

UMD Baltimore County does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UMD Baltimore County has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UMD Baltimore County include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at UMD Baltimore County

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UMD Baltimore County does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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UMD Baltimore County Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational/Instructional Technology
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
International/Global Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
Psychology, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Pedagogy
Music Technology
Music, Other
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Information Resources Management
Real Estate
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General

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