Programs and Degrees at UMBC

UMBC’s commitment to innovative teaching, relevant research, and supportive community empowers and inspires inquisitive minds. UMBC offers students the learning opportunities of a liberal arts college with the creative intensity of a leading research university.

Here you will find the current graduate and undergraduate programs and degrees offered at UMBC’s main campus as well as UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor’s

  • B.A. = Bachelor of Arts
  • B.F.A. = Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • B.S. = Bachelor of Science

Certificates

  • Cert MD/CAEP approv = Certificate Maryland approved CAEP program
  • P.B. Cert = Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • P.M. Cert = Post-Masters Certificate
  • U.D. Cert = Upper Division Certificate

Master’s

  • M.S. = Master of Science
  • M.P.S. = Master of Professional Studies
  • M.F.A. = Master of Fine Arts
  • M.P.P. = Master of Public Policy
  • M.A.T. = Master of Arts in Teaching
  • M.A.E. = Master of Arts in Education
  • M.A. = Master of Arts

Doctoral

  • Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy

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UMBC Main Campus

Title/Focus Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral Certificates Minor
Africana Studies B.A. Minor
Aging Services
Management of Aging Services

B.A.

M.A.

P.B. Cert

Minor

Dementia Care Services

P.B. Cert

Health, Wellness, and Aging

Minor

Senior Housing Administration

P.B. Cert

American Studies

B.A.

Minor

Asian American Studies

Minor

Public Humanities

Minor

Ancient Studies

B.A.

Minor

Asian Studies

B.A.

U.D. Cert

Minor

Anthropology, Cultural

B.A.

Minor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

B.S.

Biological Sciences
Applied Molecular Biology

M.S.

Biological Sciences

B.A.

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Minor

Biology Education

B.A.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

B.S.

Minor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

B.S.

Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Sciences

M.S.

Ph.D.

Molecular and Cell Biology

Ph.D.

Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences

Ph.D.

Quantitative Biology

Minor

Biotechnology

M.P.S.

Biotechnology Management

P.B. Cert

Translational Life Science Technology

B.S.

Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
Biochemical Regulatory Engineering

P.B. Cert

Chemical Engineering

B.S.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

M.S.

Ph.D.

Critical Disability Studies

Minor

Environmental Engineering

M.S.

Ph.D.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Biochemistry

Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

B.S.

Chemistry

B.A.

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Minor

Chemistry Education

B.A.

Molecular and Cell Biology

Ph.D.

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Computer Science

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Minor

Electrical Engineering

M.S.

Ph.D.

Cybersecurity

M.S.

Cybersecurity Operations

P.B. Cert

Cybersecurity Strategy & Policy

P.B. Cert

Data Science

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert

Dance

B.A.

Minor

Economics

B.A.

Minor

Financial Economics

B.S.

Minor

Accounting

U.D. Cert

Finance

U.D. Cert

Minor

Management Accounting

U.D. Cert

Economic Policy

Minor

Global Economics

Minor

Mathematical and Quantitative Economics

Minor

Economic Policy Analysis

M.A.

Education

M.A.E.

Early Childhood Education

U.D. Cert
Cert MD/CAEP approv

Elementary Education

U.D. Cert
Cert MD/CAEP approv

Elementary/Middle Science Education

P.B. Cert

Mathematics Education

P.B. Cert

Mathematics Instructional Leadership (K-8)

P.B. Cert

Middle Grades STEM Education

B.S.

Secondary Education

U.D. Cert
Cert MD/CAEP approv

Secondary Science Inquiry

P.B. Cert

Secondary Physical Science Education

P.B. Cert

STEM Education

P.B. Cert

STEM Educational Leadership

P.B. Cert

Teaching

M.A.T.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

M.A.

Cert MD/CAEP approv

P.B. Cert

Emergency Health Services

B.S.

M.S.

Minor

Emergency Management

P.B. Cert

Engineering Management

M.S.

P.B. Cert

Project Management

P.B. Cert

English Language Institute
English

B.A.

Minor

Creative Writing

Minor

Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology

Minor

Literature & Culture

Minor

Texts, Technologies, and Literature

M.A.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Minor

French

Minor

Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

B.A.

P.B. Cert

U.D. Cert

Minor

Critical Sexuality Studies

U.D. Cert

Minor

Geographic Information Systems

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert
Geographic Information Science

U.D. Cert

Geography and Environmental Systems

M.S.

Ph.D.

Environmental Science

Minor

Environmental Science & Geography

B.S.

Geography

Minor

Geography & Environmental Studies

B.A.

German

Minor

Gerontology

Ph.D.

Global Studies

B.A.

Greek
Health Information Technology

M.P.S.

History

B.A.

Minor

Asian History

Minor

Historical Studies

M.A.

Public History

Minor

Honors College

U.D. Cert

Human Context of Science & Technology

U.D. Cert

Individualized Studies

B.A.

B.S.

Information Systems

B.S.

M.S. offered
In Person
and Online

Ph.D.

Minor

Artificial Intelligence

P.B. Cert
offered Online

Auditing for Information Systems

U.D. Cert

Business Analytics U.D. Cert
Business Technology Administration

B.A.

Cybersecurity Informatics

U.D. Cert
P.B. Cert
offered Online

Data Science Informatics

P.B. Cert
offered Online

Decision Making Support

U.D. Cert

Foundations of Information Systems

P.B. Cert
offered Online

Health Information Technology

U.D. Cert

Human Centered Computing

M.S.

Ph.D.

Management

Minor

Management Science

U.D. Cert

MBA Preparatory Studies

U.D. Cert

Network Administration

U.D. Cert

Project Management for Information Systems

U.D. Cert

Software Engineering

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert
User Experience Design

P.B. Cert
offered Online

User Experience, Web and Mobile Development

U.D. Cert

Intercultural Communication

M.A.

U.D. Cert

Judaic Studies

Minor

Korean

Minor

Language, Literacy & Culture

Ph.D.

Latin
Marine-Estuarine Environmental Science

M.S.

Ph.D.

Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics

M.S.

Ph.D.

Biomathematics

Minor

Mathematics

B.A.

B.S.

Minor

Statistics

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Minor

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Computational Thermal/Fluid Dynamics

P.B. Cert

Integrated Product Development and Manufacturing

P.B. Cert

Mechatronics

P.B. Cert

Media and Communication Studies

B.A.

U.D. Cert

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Minor

Modern Languages and Linguistics

B.A.

Applied Linguistics

Concentration

Minor

Arabic

U.D. Cert

Minor

Chinese

U.D. Cert

Minor

French

Concentration

U.D. Cert

Minor

German

Concentration

U.D. Cert

Minor

Japanese

U.D. Cert

Minor

Korean

U.D. Cert

Language and Cultural Studies

Concentration

Latin American Studies

Minor

Russian

Concentration

U.D. Cert

Minor

Spanish

Concentration

U.D. Cert

Minor

Two-Language

Concentration

Molecular and Cell Biology

Ph.D.

Molecular Biology, Applied

M.S.

Music

Minor

American Contemporary Music

P.B. Cert

Jazz Studies

B.A.

Music Composition

B.A.

Music Education

B.A.

Music Performance

B.A.

Music Technology

B.A.

Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences

Ph.D.

Philosophy

B.A.

Minor

History of Philosophy

U.D. Cert

Philosophy, Ethics, and Values

U.D. Cert

Philosophy, Law, and Politics

U.D. Cert

Philosophy, Logic, and Science

U.D. Cert

Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

U.D. Cert

Physics

B.S.

M.S.

Ph.D.

Astrophysics

Minor

Atmospheric Physics

M.S.

Ph.D.

Physics

Minor

Physics Education

B.A.

Political Science

B.A.

Law and Justice

Minor

Practical Policy and Politics

Minor

Public Administration and Policy

U.D. Cert

Security Studies

U.D. Cert

World Politics

Minor

Pre-Professional and Allied Health
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Medical Technology
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Law
Psychology

B.A.

B.S.

Minor

Applied Developmental Psychology

Ph.D.

College Teaching and Learning Science

P.M. Cert

Human Services Psychology

M.A.

Ph.D.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

M.P.S.

U.D. Cert

Organizational Consulting

P.B. Cert

Training and Talent Development

P.B. Cert

Learning and Performance Technology

M.A.

U.D. Cert

eLearning

P.B. Cert

Instructional Systems Development

P.B. Cert

Instructional Technology

P.B. Cert

Organizational Consulting

P.B. Cert

Training and Talent Development

P.B. Cert

Public Health

B.A.

Minor

Public Policy

M.P.P.

Ph.D.

Religious Studies

Minor

Russian
Social Work

B.A.

Social Welfare

Minor

Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health
Applied Sociology

M.A.

Cultural Anthropology

B.A.

Minor

Sociology

B.A.

Minor

Public Health

B.A.

Minor

Applied Social Research Methods

P.B. Cert

Social Dimensions of Health

P.B. Cert

U.D. Cert

Spanish
Systems Engineering

M.S.

P.B. Cert

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

M.A.

Cert MD/CAEP approv

P.B. Cert

Theatre

B.A.

Minor

Acting

B.F.A.

Minor

Theatre Arts

Minor

Theatre Design and Production Minor

Minor

Visual Arts
Intermedia and Digital Arts

M.F.A.

Visual Arts

B.A.

Minor

Visual and Media Arts

Concentration

Art History and Museum Studies

Minor

Visual Arts

B.F.A.

Minor

Animation

Concentration

Photography and Cinema

Concentration

Print Media

Concentration

Minor

Cinematic Arts

Minor

Photography

Minor

Design

B.F.A.

Graphic Design

Concentration

Division of Professional Studies (DPS)

Title/Focus Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral Certificates Minor
Biotechnology

M.P.S.

Biotechnology Management

P.B. Cert

Biochemical Regulatory Engineering

P.B. Cert

College Teaching and Learning Science

P.M. Cert

Community Leadership

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert

Cybersecurity M.S.
Cybersecurity Operations

P.B. Cert

Cybersecurity Strategy & Policy

P.B. Cert

Data Science

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert

Education

M.A.E.

Engineering Management

M.S.

P.B. Cert

Project Management

P.B. Cert

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Leadership

M.P.S.

Entrepreneurship

P.B. Cert

Innovation

P.B. Cert

Leadership

P.B. Cert

Geographic Information Systems

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert

Health Information Technology

M.P.S.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

M.P.S.

Organizational Consulting

P.B. Cert

Training and Talent Development

P.B. Cert

Learning and Performance Technology

M.A.

P.B. Cert

eLearning

P.B. Cert

Instructional Systems Development

P.B. Cert

Instructional Technology

P.B. Cert

Organizational Consulting

P.B. Cert

Training and Talent Development

P.B. Cert

Software Engineering

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert

Systems Engineering

M.S.

P.B. Cert

Systems Engineering w/Certificate in Cybersecurity

M.S.

P.B. Cert

Teaching

M.A.T.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

M.A.

P.B. Cert

Cert MD /
CAEP approv
Technical Management

M.P.S.

The Universities at Shady Grove

Title/Focus Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral Certificates Minor
Biotechnology M.P.S.
Biotechnology Management

P.B. Cert

Computer Science

B.S.

Cybersecurity M.S.
Cybersecurity Strategy & Policy

P.B. Cert

Data Science

M.P.S.

P.B. Cert

History

B.A.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

M.P.S.

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.

Political Science

B.A.

Psychology

B.A.

Social Work

B.A.

Translational Life Science Technology

B.S.

Online Master’s and Certificates

Title/Focus Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral Certificates Minor
College Teaching and Learning Science

P.M. Cert

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

M.A.

P.B. Cert

Emergency Health Services

M.S.

P.B. Cert

Information Systems

M.S.

Artificial Intelligence

P.B. Cert

Cybersecurity Informatics

P.B. Cert

Data Science Informatics

P.B. Cert

Foundations of Information Systems

P.B. Cert

User Experience Design

P.B. Cert

Learning and Performance Technology

M.A.

P.B. Cert

eLearning

P.B. Cert

Instructional Systems Development

P.B. Cert

Instructional Technology

P.B. Cert

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