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OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGST) develops and directs General Education and other high-impact undergraduate programs, campus-wide policies and initiatives.


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Kirwan
Award

Ann Smith, assistant dean in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is honored for her efforts to promote authentic and team-based learning experiences

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New UMD
Badges

The first in an upcoming collection of UMD-branded badges is available for undergraduates to show skills not represented by traditional transcripts

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Dinosaurs to Diets

College Magazine hightlights the array of Gen Ed classes from the lawlessness of pirates and landscape architecture


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New SMLP Director

Sara Herald, an experienced campus leader in entrepreneurship programs, is the new Director of the Southern Management Leadership Program

Course Related Policies

For Students and for Faculty:

Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students is an important guide that locates UMD resources and policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

Student Ombuds Office

The Undergraduate Student Ombuds Office ensures that students receive fair and equitable treatment and assists to resolve issues in matters of concern or complaints involving the university.

Spotlight

Federal Fellows combines a fall seminar course taught by industry experts with a spring internship in a federal agency, Congressional office, or related organization — including NGOs, nonprofits, think tanks, or private industry.

Global Fellows in Washington, DC follows the same curriculum model and combines the fall seminar course with the spring internship. Global Fellows students participate in an integrated combination of classroom and professional experience designed to provide a deep understanding of global leadership and policy.


About the Office of Undergraduate Studies

Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student's access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities
  • Federal Fellows Program and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC Program
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, Pre-College Program, Southern Leadership Management Program (formerly Hillman Entrepreneurs), Incentive Awards Program, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Naval ROTC