The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is an American public research university, located in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. With a fall 2016 enrollment of 13,640 students, 48 undergraduate majors, over 60 graduate programs such as 36 master, 24 doctoral, and 17 graduate certificate programs. UMBC is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
UMBC offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of areas of study. There are 48 majors, 38 minors, 25 certificate and 13 Pre-Professional programs offering in its undergraduate program. UMBC's Graduate School offers 37 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 21 graduate certificate programs. The university is divided into three colleges, two schools, as well as a graduate school.
Colleges under the university include College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (includes Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography and Environmental Systems, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Department of Marine Biotechnology), College of Engineering and Information Technology (Departments of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, and Mechanical Engineering) and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Departments of Ancient Studies, History, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Media and Communication studies, and Visual Arts).
We redefine excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research , and civic engagement. We have always welcomed inquisitive minds from all backgrounds to learn advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice.