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General Studies
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


In the Associate of Arts general curriculum at University of Maryland Global Campus, you may choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or choose a variety of courses from UMGC’s offerings. The responsibility for developing a curriculum that meets your intended learning outcomes is yours. You are encouraged to seek assistance from advisors or success coaches in arranging your curriculum as appropriate to your personal interests and future educational plans. If you are interested in pursuing a general studies major, you should strive to include 6 credits of coursework in one discipline area (e.g., HRMN) and 6 credits from a second discipline area (e.g., PSYC) in your plan.

Program Highlights
  • Take core courses: Study interpersonal communication, writing, literature, news writing, or speech.
  • Build your curriculum: Develop a curriculum that meets your unique learning needs and career interests.
  • Reach out for advice: Seek assistance from advisors or success coaches in arranging your curriculum.
  • Strengthen basic skills: Hone techniques in time management, interviewing, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.
  • Make choices: Choose related courses from several disciplines or choose a variety of courses from UMGC’s offerings.
  • Create your own path: Choose 21 credits of courses in any discipline for which you meet the prerequisites.
Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, SPCH 125) (recommended)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)

    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 21 credits of courses in any discipline for which you meet the prerequisites.
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you gain experience in several disciplines.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program is only available to a limited audience, including non-Maryland residents, military servicemembers, and veterans.

State-Specific Details

This program is not available to Maryland residents.

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General Studies
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bachelor’s degree in general studies at University of Maryland Global Campus, you can take an active role in designing your educational experience with a flexible curriculum based on your specific areas of interest, all while maximizing the ability to transfer previously earned credit. This interdisciplinary degree provides a solid, well-rounded foundation, and supports students who have career goals and aspirations that may require more than one discipline or subject area.

Program Highlights
  • Develop a foundation of skills: Apply critical thinking and problem-solving expertise within your classroom.
  • Reach professional goals: Analyze insights about personal and professional goals.
  • Prepare for graduate study: Synthesize concepts and theories in core content courses and focus areas.
  • Refine communication skills: Improve oral and written communication skills through coursework and experience.
  • Diversify knowledge: Apply skills and knowledge from different academic disciplines.
  • Gain career insights: Prepare for a variety of careers.
Required Courses
  • 6 credits from one discipline area (e.g. HRMN)
  • 6 credits from a second discipline area (e.g. PSYC)
  • 15 credits chosen from other disciplines

  • (3 Credits, CAPL 495)

No more than 21 credits of coursework in a single discipline area may be applied to the major.

Your plan will be unique and based on your previous education. Please contact an advisor with any questions.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to prepare you with interdisciplinary educational experience that serves as a unique foundation for different career possibilities, including graduate study. Because the program covers multiple disciplines, you may be able to work in various fields, depending on your personalized educational experiences and qualifications.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Business Analytics
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Today's employers are looking to hire professionals who possess data analytics skills, and can inform and enhance decision-making within corporations, non-profits, government agencies, or the military. The online undergraduate certificate in business analytics at University of Maryland Global Campus is a valuable credential for career changers who are looking to enter the field of data science. This certificate pairs well with majors such as cybersecurity, finance, accounting, marketing, healthcare, biotechnology, and environmental management, and provides a foundation in the principles, concepts, and applications underlying business analytics, data transformation, data insight extraction, data visualization, and clear communication of data analytics process and results.

Program Highlights

This certificate pairs well with majors such as cybersecurity, finance, accounting, marketing, healthcare, biotechnology, and environmental management, and provides a foundation in the principles, concepts, and applications underlying business analytics, data transformation, data insight extraction, data visualization, and clear communication of data analytics process and results.

Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 200)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 320)

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 330)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 335)
  • Take one of the following courses:

    • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)

    • (3 Credits, DATA 300)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you enhance your data-specific career skill set.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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