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Urban Watershed Management
Undergraduate Certificate

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


Watershed management is critical to a healthy, sustainable ecosystem. The online certificate program in urban watershed management at University of Maryland Global Campus addresses basic watershed processes, foundational ecosystems concepts, and the tools and knowledge needed to manage urban watersheds effectively. In this program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed for monitoring water quality and identifying and controlling sources of water pollution. You’ll learn the physical, chemical, and biological impacts of human activity on the urban watershed and technology-based assessment methods (such as GIS). You’ll also gain insights into approaches to protect and restore healthy functions of watersheds. This program covers laws, regulations, and policies that promote the health and quality of streams and ways to ensure compliance with water quality standards and criteria. Activities emphasize how to effectively manage urban watersheds to reduce the impact of land development, industrial processes, and everyday human activities.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

 


  • (3 Credits, ENMT 301)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 303)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 307)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 340)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 360)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 405)

 

Career Preparation



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
  • 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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Laboratory Management
Bachelor of Science or BTPS

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


The online bachelor’s degree program in laboratory management at University of Maryland Global Campus is the only one of its kind in the state of Maryland. Developed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars to meet growing demand in the industry, this program will help you prepare to coordinate the activities that contribute to a well-ordered laboratory by combining in-depth study of scientific concepts and procedures with hands-on laboratory management exercises.

Program Highlights
  • Develop research: Develop a workload tracking system for laboratory inventory and training.
  • Evaluate processes: Plan, organize, and direct the daily work activities of a laboratory setting.
  • Maintain equipment: Monitor and maintain laboratory-related documentation, equipment, and supplies.
  • Gain leadership skills: Communicate in a clear, organized manner to staff and the scientific community.
  • Proactively solve problems: Compile a laboratory training manual to be used by all new lab employees.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Create a safe and productive workplace by supporting laboratory personnel.
Required Courses

Please note: Of the 36 credits of coursework required in the major, 15 lower-level credits must be transferred in. See Program Admission Requirements for more information.


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 325)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 331)

  • (3 Credits, NSCI 301)

  • (6 Credits, BIOL 486B), two
    (3 Credits, BIOL 486A) courses, or any internship through Workplace Learning
    You must take this Workplace Learning course concurrently with a new internship or work project related to your academic program. Prior program approval is required.

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 495)
  • Lower-level coursework in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, or molecular biology, including 12 credits in lab science (15 credits)

Related Required Courses

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

  • 14 credits of science coursework in biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, or virology
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in biological or chemical technology, lab management, or project management.

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
  • Workplace learning experience required
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

Lower-level coursework must be taken as part of an appropriate degree program at an approved community college or other institution. Coursework does not have to be completed prior to admission, but it must be completed prior to graduation. Coursework must include 15 credits in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, or molecular biology, including 12 credits in lab science, brought in transfer from the associate's degree program. Additional required science-related coursework (7 credits) may be applied anywhere in the bachelor's degree.

To pursue a major in laboratory management, you must have completed the required lower-level coursework for the laboratory management major—within an Associate of Applied Science degree program at a community college with which UMGC has an articulation agreement, within another appropriate transfer program, or at UMGC. Consult an advisor before electing this major.

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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Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science

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


With an online bachelor’s degree in environmental management from UMGC, you will learn to plan, implement, evaluate, and improve environmental programs using professional models and techniques. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with real-world applications. Join a team that is passionate about learning how to tackle the environmental issues impacting the world today—including climate change, air quality, and water resources.

Program Highlights
  • Develop research: Evaluate and use data to assess risks to human health and the environment.
  • Evaluate processes: Use the risk assessment process to evaluate potential risks to human health.
  • Analyze data: Characterize potential adverse effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents.
  • Gain leadership skills: Communicate verbally and in writing regarding environmental issues and practices.
  • Proactively solve problems: Evaluate potential risks to safety and the environment in a variety of settings.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Identify and evaluate air, water, land, and energy resource needs.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 301)

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 301)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 303)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 307)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 321)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 322)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 340)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 495)
  • Any upper-level ENMT courses (9 credits): Focused study in either toxicology and hazard control or sustainability is recommended

Related Required Courses

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


  • (3 Credits, CHEM 297)

  • (3 Credits, MATH 115)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

Degree Focus

  • To align with the 9-credit upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend that you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests.
Toxicology & Hazard Control

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 306)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 310)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 380)
Sustainability

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 360)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 365)

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 405)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to mitigate environmental management issues, including air pollution, water pollution, solid waste, and hazardous waste.

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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