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The University of Maryland (UMD) is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent public research universities in the United States.

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Our Terps are fearless innovators, entrepreneurs, creators and doers. Our faculty includes Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars, making UMD a global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation.

By the numbers


Undergraduate Majors

18 : 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Choosing a Major

Whether you have a major in mind already or are still discovering your interests, we encourage you to explore our academic programs and learn about UMD's 12 colleges and schools. You can pick one major, double major or even create your own!

Browse All Programs

All Terps can build an academic career that inspires their unique fearless ideas. Review majors, minors, certificate programs and more.

All Programs

Get to Know UMD's Colleges & Schools

UMD is comprised of 12 colleges and schools, with more than 100 majors for undergraduates. Discover which of our colleges and schools inspire your fearless ideas and review their list of majors.

Colleges & Schools
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Beyond the Classroom

There is more to UMD than what you'll learn in the classroom. Explore some of the ways you can round out your education on campus and beyond.

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As soon as they step foot on campus, Terps can begin gaining deeper understanding of their academic field through faculty-mentored experiences that give UMD students authentic research skills to help advance their careers.

Learn about the Office of Undergraduate Research
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Earning an internship is a great way to get real-world experience and jumpstart your career. With plenty of internship opportunities on campus and across the Baltimore-D.C. region, academic advisors and internship coordinators can help you get hands-on professional experience in a supervised environment.

Learn about finding internships
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Education Abroad

A UMD education extends beyond the classroom, and it goes beyond borders. Our Education Abroad office facilitates international experiences for more than 1,800 undergraduates each year. You can study abroad for a year, semester, summer or winter and globalize your network, earn credit towards your degree and gain skills critical to your professional success.

Learn more about Education Abroad at UMD
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Living-Learning Programs

Nothing connects students more than our highly regarded living-learning programs, where students with a common interest share residence halls, classrooms, faculty and friendships to dig deep into contemporary topics and get unique research experiences. Half of all first-year students find their niche in one of these programs.

Learn more about Living Learning Programs

Notable Alumni

Terps are Terps for life. They graduate from UMD more committed than ever to changing the world, whether by discovering technologies we rely on every day, tackling policy issues in our government, launching creative businesses and more. Take a look at who's #AlwaysATerp.

Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank '96

Founder and CEO, Under Armour

Gayle King

Gayle King '76

Co-anchor, CBS Morning Show

Jim Henson

Jim Henson '60

Creator, The Muppets

Connie Chung

Connie Chung '69

Journalist, Emmy winner

Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes '02

Medalist, Three-time Olympian

Brendan Iribe

Brendan Iribe '97

Co-founder, Oculus

Larry David

Lawrence “Larry” David '70

Actor and Writer, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Aaron Mcgruder

Aaron McGruder '98

Creator, The Boondocks

Jasmine Snead

Jasmine Snead '18, '21 MBA/MPP

Co-founder, Aurora Tights

Gail Berman

Gail Berman '78

Former President, Paramount Pictures, Fox Entertainment

Robert Briskman

Robert Briskman '61

Co-founder, Sirius XM

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown '97

Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest '69

Two-time Academy Award winner

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds ’05

New York Times best-selling author, “Long Way Down” and “All American Boys”.

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney ‘93

Author, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Robert Basham

Robert Basham ’70

Co-founder, Outback Steakhouse


Undergraduate Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog provides information pertaining to undergraduate academic programs, including course descriptions and program requirements, and sets forth the university's academic, registration and graduation policies and regulations.

Undergraduate Catalog

Career Center

Your career path doesn't have to be linear, and there may be options for you that you may not have considered. Learn more about your field and industry of interest on UMD's Career Center website.

Explore UMD's Career Center