UMBC provides a unique environment for students to earn a degree in Montgomery County at The Universities at Shady Grove. Students transferring from regional community colleges or four year institutions will have access to UMBC’s best faculty, dynamic learning environment, and individualized advising without commuting to Baltimore. At The Universities at Shady Grove, UMBC offers you the best of both worlds by providing our reputation in your backyard.
Through community college partnerships, UMBC offers B.A. programs in History, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work. UMBC also offers graduate programs at Shady Grove in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Geographic Information Systems, Cybersecurity and Biotechnology. A dynamic mix of talented, engaged and experienced professors teach students in small classroom sized-settings. Students complete their lower-level courses, including prerequisites and general education requirements and electives at a Maryland community college and their upper level requirements with UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove. Classes are taught by UMBC professors, and students receive a UMBC degree upon graduation.
While realizing their educational goals, students are encouraged to participate in internship and service-learning opportunities through the Shriver Center.