Social Sciences

Individualized Study

The Individualized Study program (INDS) is for students to combine courses from two or more different academic disciplines, along with internships and independent studies, to create an individualized B.A. or B.S. degree. Students may declare an INDS major as early as the time at which they are admitted to UMBC, but many transfer into the …

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Public Administration & Policy

The health administration and policy program is designed for career-oriented students who recognize that health and health care in America are major public concerns. Health administration and policy students typically seek employment in one of a variety of administrative, supportive, planning and policy positions. Students may choose an undergraduate emphasis in health services administration or …

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Human Context of Science and Technology

The Human Context of Science and Technology (HCST) is an undergraduate certificate program that provides students a deeper understanding of the human context of science, technology, engineering, and medicine. Science, technology, engineering, and medicine exist in human contexts. STEMM fields are human, social endeavors and the products and practices of those fields have significant impacts …

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Geography & Environmental Systems

The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems offers programs of study in environmental science, cartography, environmental studies, geographic information systems, environmental geography and teaching. Geography and environmental systems traditionally encompasses the study of spatial patterns in both the natural and cultural environment. The dynamic and interdisciplinary character of the field is becoming increasingly relevant for a range of societal and environmental problems, …

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International Affairs

Political science is a liberal arts major that helps students to think more critically about political matters, to understand better what is going on in the world, and to make reasoned choices about contemporary political issues. The political science major is interesting, challenging, and responsive to the individual student’s intellectual and career interests. Its required …

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International Economics

UMBC offers a B.A. degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Financial Economics. The Department of Economics and Financial Economics offers programs of study in international economics, pre-business and pre-professional studies in accounting. A major in economics is excellent preparation for employment in business or government, including business management and public administration, or for graduate study …

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Political Science

Political science is a liberal arts major that helps students to think more critically about political matters, to understand better what is going on in the world, and to make reasoned choices about contemporary political issues. The political science major is interesting, challenging, and responsive to the individual student’s intellectual and career interests. Its required …

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Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers programs of study leading to either a B.A. or B. S. degree, as well as concentrations in human services psychology, biopsychology and developmental psychology, and a certificate in personnel and industrial psychology. The psychology department provides an exceptional opportunity for students to see how basic laboratory research can be translated into treatments, interventions …

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Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UMBC offers majors and minors in sociology and in cultural anthropology. Sociology is the scientific study of human interaction and the institutions and organizations through which people organize their social lives. The sociology major is designed both for students who intend to enter the labor market upon receiving …

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