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University of Maryland Baltimore County

The University of Maryland Baltimore County aims to prepare students for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. The school is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and promoting lifelong learning. Ultimately, it seeks to become the best public research university of its size by combining the traditions of the liberal arts academy, creative intensity, and social responsibility.

The university was founded in 1966 in response to a post-war (WWII and the Korean War) surge in students wanting to pursue higher education. The campus is located in Catonsville, in the southwest part of Baltimore County. The school offers a wide variety of programs at present including over 42 majors and 41 minors, as well as a number of certification programs.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an honors university, making it unique among many other schools offering online education. The school offers students a chance to pursue high level academic studies, and has special emphasis in the areas of natural sciences and engineering. The school has been placed among many other notable research universities by a new classification system from The Carnegie Foundation, a distinction only one other Maryland college holds and only 152 Universities hold nationwide.

Students will find that online courses with the university are instructor-led but much of the work accomplished is done independently through reading, research and discussion board postings at times that are convenient. Students are encouraged to interact with classmates and their instructor through online discussions and e-mail. Students can get degrees at the Master's level online or take a wide spectrum of classes for certification or personal enrichment through the schoo's online program.

Programs offered by University of Maryland Baltimore County

  • Master of Science in Information Systems

    Working information systems professionals will benefit from this program at UMBC. The degree is designed to augment an individual's existing knowledge of information systems and to help them learn new applications and techniques in design, database management,… More »

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