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UMBC provides a unique environment for students to earn a degree in Montgomery County at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).  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.  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-Shady Grove. Classes are taught by UMBC professors, and students receive a UMBC degree upon graduation.

UMBC’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides students the analytic and interpersonal skills needed to prepare them for a wide range of careers in psychology, social services, education, and business in both the public and private sectors.  The skills and information students learn through research may be translated into treatments, interventions, and policies that improve the quality of life.  Upper-level (300- and 400-level) Psychology courses are offered on a convenient schedule during the weekdays (generally between 9:00am-7:00pm) for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Psychology.  Students who have completed all General Education requirements can take all of their courses at the convenient Shady Grove campus.  Additionally, research opportunities and internships are available for UMBC-Shady Grove Psychology students to enrich their educational experiences and help prepare them for a successful future.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology at UMBC-Shady Grove will complete approximately two years of full-time study prior to entry and complete the remainder of their upper-level credits with UMBC-Shady Grove.  Students may transfer a maximum of 60 credits from a two-year school and 90 credits from a four-year school to UMBC.

Students planning to attend UMBC-Shady Grove should see their Transfer Counselor and/or a UMBC-Shady Grove program representative to allow for a smooth transition and to best prepare to reach their academic goals. To meet with a UMBC-Shady Grove representative, please register to attend an upcoming Information Session.