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Undergraduate Admissions

Majors and Programs

UMBC offers 48 majors, 38 minors and 25 certificate programs spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies and social sciences -- and often crossing disciplines in creative ways to create exciting new opportunities for research and learning. Our faculty are experienced scholars and dynamic teachers. Students find a wide range of offerings at the most advanced levels using the newest technology available anywhere.

Unique Offerings

Asian Studies

Asian Studies at UMBC is an interdisciplinary program, emphasizing study in Asian languages (currently Chinese, Japanese and Korean), history, society and culture, gender and women's studies, literature, politics, economics, philosophy and music. Visit for more information.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

This interdisciplinary minor will focus on promoting creativity and innovative ideas within current majors and curriculum by gathering faculty and students together who are dedicated to the ideas guiding the spirit of entrepreneurship. Visit for more information.

Game Development Track

The game development track is designed to prepare UMBC students for technical positions in one of the most in demand industries. Visit for more information.

Global Studies

Global Studies offers a challenging, interdisciplinary liberal arts education focusing on foreign language, study abroad, and experiential learning in the form of internships and other extra-curricular activities. Think of it as becoming a global citizen for the global century ahead. For more information, visit

Management of Aging Studies

The MAgS program prepares students to be leaders who will use their education to improve society by enhancing the lives of older adults. Visit for more information.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor

The MEMS minor offers interdisciplinary perspective on literature, drama, history, science, religions, cultures, and arts of the eras from late antiquity through the early modern period (roughly 1700). Visit for more information.

Naval Science (NROTC)

This department and the UMBC NROTC Program, which it supports, were established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps, by offering courses in leadership, national security policy, U.S. military affairs, and more. The department also serves as the home of our NROTC program which offers scholarship opportunities for students in all majors interested in training for leadership positions as U.S. Navy officers in an increasingly technical and globally interconnected environment. Visit for more information.

Public Health Track

This track prepares students for employment in the areas of health administration, research, or policy as a part of the Health Administration and Policy Program (HAPP) with an emphasis in natural science. Visit for more information.

Translational Life Science Technology

The Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) is designed for students who want to be competitive in the bioscience world of today and tomorrow. This degree combines the theory of a traditional life science degree with real-world applications used by scientists in academic and industry research. Learn more at