Program Overview

Becoming a life-long learner is both a state of mind and a developed practice. Many people have the desire to be ever-learning but lack the knowledge of how to go about with this process. The Bachelor’s in Humanities program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) gives students the reflective skills needed to find successful and fulfilling learning throughout their life.

The goal of the Bachelor of Humanities degree program is to help students broaden their understanding of self and their place in the world. In this interdisciplinary program, students study a variety of disciplines and, thus, develop a deeper appreciation for the world around them. Courses help students gain a better understanding of the role of self, other individuals, and groups in the existence of both the interpersonal and physical world. The study of literature, art, language, history, theater, and philosophy and religion help with the expression of this understanding.

Students are required to complete 120 credits of coursework to earn their degree. Those credits are further broken down into major requirements (33 credits), general education courses (41 credits), and elective and minor courses (46 credits). Major classes cover a variety of topics, as listed above, and serve to give students exposure to a wide range of disciplines and ideas which will help them better understand the world around them. With this broad range of exposure, students are expected to learn to make connections between their lives and the surrounding world, gain a deeper appreciation of the variety of cultural expressions, and continue this exploration and learning.

All degree requirements can be completed online. Persons interested in learning more are encouraged to contact program faculty.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, University College is a public university that was founded in 1947. The main headquarters of UMUC is in Adelphi, Maryland, a town that borders College Park. UMUC is one of eleven divisions of the University of Maryland and provides quality educational opportunities for primarily non-traditional adult students. UMUC developed as a result of the popularity of evening programs for adults that were offered by the University of Maryland in the 1920’s. The University of Maryland established the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) in 1947, and in 1959 it became the University of Maryland College. The UMUC became an independent university in 1970, and in 1988 it became part of the University System of Maryland.

    The UMUC offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects, all of which can be earned online or in hybrid formats. 

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