Explore UMBC-Shady Grove
We offer select undergraduate programs based on employer needs in the region.
In this ABET-accredited program, you’ll prepare for a career in areas like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, game design, forensic analysis, data science, and more.
We’ll help you build the analytic and interpersonal skills you need for a career in psychology, social services, education, or business.
With an emphasis on international historical perspectives, our students explore how different peoples have built their worlds and made sense of them over time.
We teach social work professionals generalist practices that serve individuals, families, groups, and communities through hands-on field placement and community outreach.
Our program will help you become a leader in the mechanical engineering field through the study of crucial industry needs such as computational design and simulation.
Translational Life Science Technology (TLST)
Through the study of applied biotechnology, you’ll combine theory and practice to learn how scientific discoveries become real, life-saving solutions.
Our students become part of the “business” of the Washington metropolitan area, with courses focused on pre-law, public policy, and international affairs.
1:1 Pre-Transfer Advising
Make an appointment with a UMBC-Shady Grove pre-transfer advisor to determine the transferability of previous coursework and develop an academic plan of action for transfer!
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to UMBC merit-based scholarships, UMBC-Shady Grove students have access to scholarship opportunities provided through The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).
UMBC-Shady Grove students have dedicated resources and the support of both UMBC and USG communities.
Peer Advisory Team
Our Peer Advisors are current UMBC-Shady Grove students who will help you make a successful transition to UMBC-Shady Grove.
Getting involved on campus is a great way to connect with your fellow students. We offer a variety of student organizations.
Transfer Student Alliance
- $75 transfer admission application fee waiver
- Annual $1,500 merit scholarship for up to two years
- Priority advising and registration at New Student Orientation
Our Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) is a member benefit program for students intending to complete an associate degree at a Maryland community college prior to transferring to UMBC.
We’re here to help, no matter where you are in your college search.
Our team of counselors can guide you through questions about what to study, what it’s like to be a Retriever, and even the basics of financing your education. For all UMBC-Shady Grove students, Erin Botker will be your designated counselor for all things transfer and admissions. If you’d like to hear from Erin, fill out our request more information form.