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UMD Academics

University of Maryland, College Park requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Around 87% of students who started college at UMD complete all the credits required within six years. UMD offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at UMD?

UMD has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement , but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at UMD

When choosing a major, UMD students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UMD below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring 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 grad school.

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

Does UMD Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UMD offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability 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 Have An Online Program?

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

Does UMD Offer AP Credit?

UMD 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 Have An Honor's Program?

UMD offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and does not offer a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does UMD Require Internships?

UMD requires an internship for students in some majors only. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

UMD Majors & Subject Areas

Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Engineering, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Comparative Literature
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Latin Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Housing and Human Environments, General
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Family and Community Services
Apparel and Textiles, General
Pre-Law Studies
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library and Information Science
Archives/Archival Administration
Library Science, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Microbiology, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Zoology/Animal Biology
Conservation Biology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Mathematics, General
Analysis and Functional Analysis
Applied Mathematics, General
Computational Mathematics
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Systems Science and Theory
Museology/Museum Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Nutrition Sciences
Human Computer Interaction
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Sciences, General
Demography and Population Studies
Economics, General
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Social Sciences, Other
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Dance, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Public Health, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Maternal and Child Health
Health Services Administration
Public Health, Other
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science
Business Statistics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marketing, Other
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
History, General
Agriculture, General
Agricultural Economics
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Animal Sciences, General
Poultry Science
Food Science
Plant Sciences, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Science
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Forestry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Russian Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Information Science/Studies

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