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Whatever your area of academic interest, our programs and innovative teaching will prepare you for life…and a promising career.


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Get to Know Our Learning Community

Grit-X Talks

Each year during Homecoming, invited alumni, faculty, and grad students present their passion projects. It’s a celebration of the research and creative achievements of our Retriever community!


A highlight of our academic year, URCAD is also known as Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day–a day-long symposium featuring students’ mentored research, scholarship, and creative work.

Scholars Programs

Our seven scholars programs combine financial awards with special opportunities for advanced research, unique seminars, directed internships, study abroad, and more.

Connect with
Top Employers

You’ll have access to internships with top employers–the kind of experiences that lead our alumni to high-impact careers.

What it Means
to Study at UMBC

According to the Princeton Review, our students say “UMBC is a place where it is cool to be smart.”

Majors and Programs

We offer 100+ majors, minors, and certificate programs from the arts and engineering to pre-professional studies and social sciences. Plus, you can make your own path by blending disciplines in creative ways.

Scholars Programs

A set of scholarship programs dedicated to helping you define your future through innovative approaches to study, mentorship, and support.

Honors College

An academic home for students who seek intellectual challenges, an interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation for their field of study, and a community of like-minded and dedicated scholars.

Study Abroad

Research shows students who study abroad have greater self-confidence and maturity, better grades, and graduate from college at higher rates. You can apply for semester, full-academic year, and winter and spring study abroad programs.

Academic Success

With the right tools, all students have the ability to flourish. We’re here to connect you with what you need to keep your academic progress on track.

UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove

Programs at UMBC’s Shady Grove campus in Rockville, MD continue to expand and welcome students transferring in from other institutions.

Why Students Choose Study Abroad

My goal as an engineer is to help solve the world’s problems and studying abroad helped me view problems through a different lens.

Aliyah Smith ’19

Mechanical Engineering