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Mathematics
Associate of Arts

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


This associate’s specialized curriculum area is ideal for those seeking practical, concentrated experience in college-level mathematics. You’ll take three sequential calculus courses, but you can then branch out into other areas like statistics, economics, and more.

Program Highlights
  • Take core courses: Study interpersonal communication, writing, literature, news writing, or speech.
  • Communicate with peers: Demonstrate fluency in the language of calculus and discuss mathematical ideas appropriately.
  • Apply theory: Apply market theory and select microeconomic theories to real-world situations.
  • Strengthen basic skills: Hone techniques in time management, interviewing, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.
  • Apply what you learn: Assess the validity of statistical conclusions, and organize, interpret, and present data.
  • Evaluate banking: Evaluate how the banking and business environment has changed and study the money supply process.
Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (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

  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)

  • (4 Credits, MATH 141)

  • (4 Credits, MATH 241)

  • (4 Credits, MATH 340) or
    (3 Credits, MATH 246)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • 2–3 credits of mathematics coursework, chosen from the following:
    • Any ACCT or FINC course
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    • (3 Credits, CMIS 102)

    • (3 Credits, CMSC 150)

    • (3 Credits, CMIS 242)

    • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

    • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

    • (3 Credits, ECON 430)

    • (3 Credits, ECON 440)
    • Any MATH course numbered 108 or higher
    • Any math-based physics course
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to work in areas including accounting and finance, insurance, healthcare, business operations, biotechnology, information systems, computer networks and cyber security, criminal justice, investigative forensics, environmental management, and computer science.

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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Finance
Bachelor of Science

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


In the Bachelor of Science in finance program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll develop the expertise to apply finance theory to real-world situations. Our program combines a foundation in the principles of business, economics, and accounting with an in-depth focus on the details of finance and financial management via intensive case studies. It can also serve as an important first step toward earning important certifications in the field.

If you are interested in earning CFP certification, you can also take a CFP Board-approved course of study that meets the criteria needed to fulfill the educational component required to sit the Certified Financial Planner exam. You do not have to be enrolled at UMGC to complete this course of study.

Program Highlights
  • Examine impacts: Examine the impact of legal, regulatory, and environmental influences on monetary systems.
  • Evaluate data: Evaluate financial information such as financial statements, financial ratios, and cash flows.
  • Make business decisions: Analyze financial concepts to make basic institutional and functional business decisions.
  • Manage portfolios: Apply the basic principles of security markets to create and manage security portfolios.
  • Apply tools & technology: Synthesize financial data by applying technology tools to solve business problems.
  • Study real-world issues: Recognize the inherent conflict of interest in many business decisions.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 335)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 340)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 351)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 421)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 430)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 440)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 460)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 430)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for positions in contract management, budgeting, corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, risk management, and insurance.

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
  • Select hybrid courses available
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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Accounting & Finance
Associate of Arts

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


Take a variety of accounting, finance, and economics courses in the Associate of Arts in general studies specialized curriculum area in accounting and finance. You’ll have the opportunity to build expertise in business- and accounting-related areas such as business law, information systems, marketing, and more.

Program Highlights
  • Take core courses: Study interpersonal communication, writing, literature, news writing, or speech.
  • Stay on the cutting edge: Build skillsets in cyberaccounting, data analytics, and information systems.
  • Analyze transactions: Define the characteristics of business transactions and employ managerial accounting techniques.
  • Strengthen basic skills: Hone techniques in time management, interviewing, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.
  • Study accounting theory: Study accounting theory in a strategic framework and develop skills in critical thinking.
  • Prepare statements: Prepare financial statements and communicate information to stakeholders.
Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (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 accounting- and finance-related coursework, chosen from any ACCT or FINC courses for which you meet the prerequisites.
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for entry-level accounting careers in a wide range of industries as well as at corporations and nonprofit and government organizations.

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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