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UMD's variety of degree programs offers students an array of academic options.

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Academic Information

With over 150 majors and minors including 6 pre-professional programs, UMD offers you an expansive array of academic choices. Active learning through internships, honors programs, research, study abroad programs, and community service promotes the development of skills, critical thinking, and maturity highly sought by employers, graduate and professional schools, and society as a whole.

At UMD, a strong liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs. Our liberal education program is designed to help you:

  • Develop the art of critical thinking
  • Examine basic values in light of the thought and experience of humankind
  • Become a leader and a champion of social responsibility, including learning to tolerate the ideas of others
  • Encourage broad cultural and intellectual interests
  • Develop effective communication abilities