University of Maryland Office of Undergraduate Studies
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The Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • Develops and directs high impact academic programs for undergraduate students.
  • Supports and recognizes excellence in teaching.
  • Manages the availability of undergraduate instruction so that 26,000 students can register for a full load of courses each semester, completing both General Education and academic major requirements.
  • Maintains an ambitious menu of undergraduate advising guidelines and practices to ensure degree completion.
Message from the Dean

Our General Education program enters its second year this fall. A cornerstone of the program, the I-Series courses, continue to challenge students to wrestle with big questions and examine the ways that different disciplines address them.

We launch two new programs this academic year. Global Semester in Washington, D.C., a program for 50 students, offers seminars and internationally-related internships (building upon the model of our successful Federal Semester program). And the Honors College initiates programming in ACES program, the nation's first living-learning program with a focus on cybersecurity.

These are but a selection of the many ways our programs enhance and enrich the academic lives of our undergraduate students.

Donna B. Hamilton
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES SPOTLIGHT

Wanda Alexander Undergraduate Studies is proud to honor Wanda Alexander ('81) with the Undergraduate Studies Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013. She is President and CEO of Horizon Consulting and President-Elect of the Maryland Alumni Association Board of Governors. Read more -»


I-Series courses profiled in Chronicle of Higher Education.


Discover internships on and off-campus — for credit or not, your first-stop to find out what UMD offers you. Read more--»


UMD discontinues participation in the Academic Common Market
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UGST Facts

· Half of UMD's fall freshmen class enroll in Honors or Scholars programs.

· Approximately 3,600 students enroll in Letters & Sciences each year.

· This past summer over 5000 freshmen and transfer students attended our two day freshman orientation program.




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Office of Undergraduate Studies
2110 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, MD
email: ugst@umd.edu | phone: 301.405.9363 | fax: 301.405.9896

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