Social Sciences

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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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 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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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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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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History

UMBC’s history department fosters students’ analytical and communication skills, broadens their perspective on the past and trains them to apply knowledge and analytical skills gained through the study of history for solving today’s and tomorrow’s most critical issues. The Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts in History, minors in history and East Asian …

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Sociology

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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Emergency Health Services

The emergency health services program stresses academic and clinical abilities, interpersonal and leadership skills, and the capacity for appropriate judgment. The major prepares students for work in various occupational settings relating to emergency health services, such as EMS and fire-based systems, education and regulatory agencies. Primary emphasis is placed upon the development of leadership skills …

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