University of Maryland-Baltimore County

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University of Maryland-Baltimore County Review

Baltimore, MD, 1000 Hilltop Circle
College Review
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups B+
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University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 13,839 students and offering 135 degrees in Baltimore, MD.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,067 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
0
American/united States Studies/civilization
10
0
Ancient Studies/civilization
9
Anthropology
21
Asian Studies/civilization
13
1
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
21
10
Developmental and Child Psychology
1
3
Ethics
0
History
66
7
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies
12
International/global Studies
12
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
21
115
45
12
Philosophy
9
Political Science
98
Psychology
321
Public Administration
0
Public Policy Analysis
14
9
Social Sciences
11
Social Work
119
Sociology
71
18
Women's Studies
14
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Computer Technology
655 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
66
0
Computer Science
138
50
8
Information Science/studies
170
159
40
6
Systems Engineering
15
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
615 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
1
1
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
74
Bioinformatics
5
Biology
327
9
7
Biotechnology
2
Cellular Biology and Histology
2
Chemistry
12
4
4
Geography
17
6
3
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
0
1
Mathematics
81
Molecular Biology
12
Neuroscience
0
1
Physics
13
10
6
Statistics
3
9
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
385 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
5
3
Biology Teacher Education
0
Chemistry Teacher Education
3
Curriculum and Instruction
32
81
Education
84
0
Educational/instructional Technology
0
English Language and Literature
57
English Language and Literature
1
Fine Arts and Art Studies
46
Foreign Languages and Literatures
43
4
Mathematics Teacher Education
0
Physics Teacher Education
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
26
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
299 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Chemical Engineering
44
2
4
Civil Engineering
2
1
Computer Engineering
42
8
1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
3
5
Environmental Science
33
Environmental Studies
23
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
16
Mechanical Engineering
94
14
1
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Business
270 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
38
Business Administration, Management and Operations
14
39
3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
0
Business/managerial Economics
1
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce
0
Economics
158
4
Finance
3
Labor and Industrial Relations
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
120 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
12
4
1
Gerontology
0
0
2
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
101
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
99 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
24
Mass Communication
73
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
87 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
6
Dance
14
Design and Applied Arts
7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
12
Fine Arts
26
Music
22
Music
0
Visual and Performing Arts
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
Curriculum and Instruction
Education
Educational/instructional Technology
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
Information Science/studies
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Maryland - Baltimore County Counseling Center)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
psychology, Class of 1985

Much discussion about graduate school degrees for furthering our education.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

Internships, school career center, outside connections

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History and Political Science, Class of 2012

Connection to people who are working in that field

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 1996

None that I am aware of.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
BA Psychology, Class of 1996

Motivated students more interested in learning than partying.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

The students are very culturally diverse

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 1996

Difficult to judge, I worked 40+ hours when going to school. Never interacted much.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
psychology, Class of 1985

Mostly a commuter college with a few dorms and apartments. Excllent student union building and excellent library.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
management of aging services, Class of 2012

Some great and some desperately need updates

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Psychology, Class of 1996

There are dorms but the majority of students commute. Because it is both undergraduate and graduate there is much opportunity for networking and finding a career. Nice swimming pool and a great library.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

The dining areas need to be expanded the lines get way too long during peak eating times. The labs are good. The classrooms are good however, the school places classes inside classrooms that are too small to hold everyone enrolled.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History and Political Science, Class of 2012

The class sizes were nice and small

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 1996

Good computer lab. Up to date technology. Did not live on campus.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
psychology, Class of 1985

Sports was popular although I have zero interest in it myself.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
management of aging services, Class of 2012

No idea. Chess club is big

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Psychology, Class of 1996

All the usual clubs so people can find connections. The focus is on learning though.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015

Groups and activities do are not very popular or advertised at school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History and Political Science, Class of 2012

I went to a subcampus and all of our student groups were pretty active in their own ways

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Mathematics and Science Program
UDC Contributor

If the best part of science has always been dissecting an animal, testing the reaction between chemicals, or creating a visual Doppler, this honors university is the place where your inquisitive mind can continue to explore. UMBC’s College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences offers majors in biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, marine biotechnology, mathematics and statistics, naval science, and physics and together the departments administer nearly half the university’s Ph.D. programs. Conduct undergraduate research beginning your freshman year at the college’s Center for Space Science and Technology, Institute of Fluorescence, or Molecular Characterization and Analysis Complex or spend the summer at one of more than 200 sites such as Princeton University, the National Cancer Institute, or University of Zurich. Immerse yourself in a 24/7 science lifestyle in the STEM Living Learning Community, where you and your fellow majors can share perspectives and become involved in thematic activities on and off-campus. As you contemplate your post-grad life, consider continuing your education among UMBC’s 15 graduate programs in the field.

Featured Alumni Review
Sergiu
Biological Sciences, Class of 2014

U The quality set by UMBC faculty is unparalleled and produce students that are a notch above others. The innovative curriculum challenges students to not only gain the necessary knowledge, but gain the critical thinking skills that are necessary in today's job market and higher education.

Featured Alumni Review
Zulqarnain
Biological Sciences Major, International Affairs Minor, Class of 2014

U For students considering graduate or professional school, undergrad can seem like an endless slew of information they will never use again. However, as a current medical student, I can honestly say my cell biology course with Dr. Starz-Gaiano and epigenetics with Dr. Wagner introduced me to topics that are constantly being emphasized in practical medicine. Regardless of what you want to pursue down the road, rest assured that the UMBC life sciences program and faculty will undoubtedly prepare you to thrive.

Featured Alumni Review
Kelly
Biological Sciences, Class of 2013

U When I got to UMBC to attain my Masters in Nursing, I instantly felt I had a leg up because I came from an undergraduate university that put a strong emphasis on the life sciences. Now, every day when I go to work as a NICU nurse at St. Agnes Hospital, I am using a foundation set of skills that were forged by my UMBC education. The team-based learning models that were continually used at UMBC have trained me to be a productive team member, which is critical in the NICU setting.

Questions and Answers about University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Do you have questions about furthering your education with University of Maryland-Baltimore County? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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UMBC has an impressive list of alumni whose post-collegiate endeavors span a variety of fields. Among the graduates are Associated Black Charities President and CEO Diane Bell-McKoy, chess grandmaster Pascal Charbonneau, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Clark, Clemson University President James Clements, pastry chef/Food Network star Duff Goldman, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and actress Kathleen Turner.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Situated on 500 acres with a Baltimore address, the university, founded in the 1960s, is a collection of late 20th and early 21st century architecture. The campus boasts the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, the research center for the UMBC community and one of the principal art galleries in the region. To get to class, students walk down Academic Row, the central walkway. And for good luck after orientation, students head to the dining hall to rub the statue of the school’s mascot, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named True Grit. Adventures off campus are easily achievable—UMBC lies 15 minutes from the Baltimore Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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Online learning is just a click away. Non-credit courses at the English language institute prepare students in university-level writing, grammar, reading and vocabulary. Undergrads may choose from a number of courses available when they are. Graduate programs in information systems, emergency management, instructional systems development, and art in education prepare professionals to advance in their careers while continuing their post-baccalaureate educations. Adults may explore artificial intelligence, databases and machine learning in free courses offered by the university.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The UMBC Retrievers participate in the America East Conference, which includes schools such as the University of Hartford, University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Vermont. More than 400 student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division I sports. You can cheer them on wearing black and gold at the 4,500-seat stadium and track and field complex, 4,000-seat Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Arena, indoor and outdoor aquatics complex, tennis courts, soccer stadium or baseball and softball fields.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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The university in divided into three colleges (natural and mathematical sciences, engineering and information technology, and arts, humanities, and social sciences) offering 48 majors, 38 minors, 25 certificate and 13 pre-professional programs in its undergraduate program. UMBC is among the fastest-growing research universities in the country, with 20 campus-wide centers and institutes. The grounds are minutes from bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, the first university research park in the state housing three incubators in cybersecurity, life sciences, and clean technology.

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