In University of Maryland Global Campus's liberal arts and communication programs, students build a solid learning foundation with highly transferable skills upon which they can layer their passions and interests.
My education has helped me to be more aware of many things in life, but it also helped me to be better prepared for the real world.
English Bachelor's Degree
It was perfect. All of my classes transferred over, so I didn’t have to take [general education requirements]. Basically, I could just jump right into my major.
Legal Secretary, National Labor Relations Board
Psychology Bachelor's Degree
Spanish for Business and the Professions Undergraduate Certificate
I wanted those words on my resume, the real weight of a college degree, so I decided to take my future in my own hands.
Direct Sales, Comcast
Psychology Bachelor's Degree
I felt confident from my first day. A large part of what I learned at UMGC was the narrative of the kids that I would encounter. From the moment I walked into my classroom, I felt I was walking in as an expert. I knew I had exactly what I needed to teach these kids.
English Teacher and Department Chair, Lindsay High School
English Bachelor's Degree
Expand Your Network with Student Clubs
Meet students with similar interests, gain leadership skills, and keep up-to-date with industry trends and network by joining one of UMGC's clubs and organizations.
Communication Student Association
Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, staff, or faculty member of the university community who has an interest in communication and related fields.
About the Organization: The Communication Student Association hosts several events and activities that provide students with relevant information that can guide them toward working in communication-related professions.
Membership Information: Join the Communication Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.
English and Humanities Club
Available To: Any student, alumni, staff, and faculty interested in the English and humanities fields including philosophy, art, and music.
About the Organization: The English and Humanities Club aims to bring together students and others within the university community who have an interest in English and/or the humanities for the purpose of collaboration, support, and professional growth. Previous activities include a writer's workshop, a symposium on careers and graduate school, and meet-ups for artists. Winner of a 2021 UMGC Student Organization Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award!
Membership Information: Join the English and Humanities Club's virtual community. Membership is free.
History Student Society
Available To: Any student, alumni, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in the history field.
About the Organization: The History Student Society brings together students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have a shared interest in history and provides them with a space to exchange ideas, plan and host activities, and help fellow members advance into the field.
Membership Information: Join the History Student Society's virtual community. Membership is free.
Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Phi Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized honor society that brings together students and faculty who are interested in the field of history.
This honor society is open to all students in any major.
You must have a GPA of 3.1 or higher in at least 12 credits of UMGC History courses and have an overall UMGC GPA of 3.0.
Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science Disciplines)
Pi Gamma Mu is the international honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship in the social sciences at UMGC. Students interested in anthropology, criminal justice, economics, gerontology, history, political science, social psychology, sociology, and women's studies may qualify for membership. The society recently named UMGC's Maryland Theta chapter to its Roll of Distinction, the highest honor that the society grants. Winner of the 2020 UMGC Student Organization Awards Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award and the 2021 Student Organization of the Year Award!
Membership is by invitation only.
You must have completed at least 45 credits toward your degree to be eligible. If you have earned at least 20 credits in social science coursework (including at least 9 credits at UMGC) and have a GPA in the top 35%, you may be invited to join.
Sigma Tau Delta (English)
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, has more than 880 active chapters located in the United States and abroad. Nationally recognized, its purpose is to provide opportunities to associate with students, alumni, and faculty members who have a common interest in writing and in English language and literature.
Membership in Sigma Tau Delta is open to qualified UMGC students with a major in English.
To be eligible, you must have earned at least 45 credits toward a bachelor's degree, with an overall grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. At least 30 credits must have been earned at UMGC and must include 12 credits of English beyond ENGL 101 and 6 upper-level credits. Students must also have earned a GPA of 3.6 in English coursework at UMGC.
UMGC Power Speakers
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumni
About the Organization: UMGC Power Speakers serves as the university's chapter of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. The club provides an encouraging environment for those who want to improve their public speaking skills and gain the confidence to become more effective communicators. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium at the Academic Center at Largo. Everyone is encouraged to visit at least once to experience the positive, supportive learning experience UMGC Power Speakers provides.
Membership Information: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.