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University of Maryland Baltimore County

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, also known as UMBC, is a mid-sized public research university that was founded in 1966. UMBC is located on 500 acres in Catonsville, Md. - about 20 minutes away from Baltimore - and is a separate campus from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The school is one of 11 University System of Maryland schools, and it is an "honors university" that offers an Honors College program and many research opportunities. UMBC offers 43 majors, 41 minors and 20 certificate programs.

The university also offers 36 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 17 graduate certificate programs. Notable UMBC landmarks include the Joseph B...
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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, also known as UMBC, is a mid-sized public research university that was founded in 1966. UMBC is located on 500 acres in Catonsville, Md. - about 20 minutes away from Baltimore - and is a separate campus from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The school is one of 11 University System of Maryland schools, and it is an "honors university" that offers an Honors College program and many research opportunities. UMBC offers 43 majors, 41 minors and 20 certificate programs.

The university also offers 36 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 17 graduate certificate programs. Notable UMBC landmarks include the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park; Pig Pen Pond, which is part of the campus and used as a teaching aid; the Commons campus center; and the Retriever Activities Center. The school's mascot is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and the school has 19 Division I sports.

Student organizations include the Retriever Weekly newspaper, Bartleby literary magazine, WMBC radio station, Greek organizations, cultural associations, academic and honor societies, sports clubs, activist organizations, graduate student groups and service clubs. Famous UMBC alumni include CNN anchor Tony Harris, Charm City Cakes owner Duff Goldman and actress Kathleen Turner.
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Top University of Maryland Baltimore County Articles

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  • School board to review weighted GPAs

    School board to review weighted GPAs
    When John Crosby takes his final exams this week, it will be a lot like playing "Jeopardy." Every question could be the one that costs the Polytechnic Institute senior thousands of dollars. The basketball player has 20 potential athletic scholarships,...
  • UMBC announces major construction projects

    UMBC announces major construction projects
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, officials announced that a number of construction projects will soon be under way on campus, including a larger arena and a more welcoming entrance. The announcement came during the university's annual meeting...
  • UMBC announces plans for new arena on campus

    UMBC announces plans for new arena on campus
    A history of more than 40 years of hosting intercollegiate athletic events, including the regionals of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, as well as high school state championships will begin its final chapter on the campus of the University of Maryland,...
  • Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC

    Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC
    Toward the end of a breakout sophomore season at Houston Baptist, Cody Joyce decided it would probably be best if he left the new Division I program for a school closer to home. Though the Huskies struggled mightily during Joyce’s two seasons, the...
  • Advice for students and families on staying safe in college

    Advice for students and families on staying safe in college
    Handling stress, peer pressure, drinking and other issues that face college students were the topics for a group of panelists at the Arbutus Library on Thursday, April 10. The evening seminar designed for college-bound students and their families, was...
  • Triadelphia Lake cleaner, thanks to volunteers [Fulton/Highland]

    Every year, Ann and George Mech organize a cleanup day for the Howard County side of Triadelphia Lake watershed, walkways and roadways. Volunteers from the Kalmia Farm community meet at a predetermined rendezvous and fan out, gathering the litter that...
  • Arbutus Achievers Club partners middle schoolers with UMBC students

    Arbutus Achievers Club partners middle schoolers with UMBC students
    Both middle school and college students are learning from each other after school at Arbutus Middle School. The education is thanks to a program called the Arbutus Achievers Club, in which University of Maryland, Baltimore County, students volunteer...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • Season of music and dance opens at Anne Arundel Community College

    Season of music and dance opens at Anne Arundel Community College
    At Anne Arundel Community College, spring is a major entertainment season at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater stage at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts. The AACC Symphony Orchestra scheduled its "Made in America" concert for Saturday, April 26,...
  • South River graduate Matt Gregoire leaving legacy with UMBC men's lacrosse

    South River graduate Matt Gregoire leaving legacy with UMBC men's lacrosse
    Don Zimmerman can't imagine where the UMBC offense would be if attackman Matt Gregoire had decided to not return for a fifth year of eligibility. "I don’t think I'd want to do that," Zimmerman said with a chuckle on Monday morning. Gregoire, a...
  • Reservoir High launches a new honor society for science [Fulton/Highland]

    Reservoir High School has a new honor society — the Science National Honor Society. The inaugural class was inducted in the newly formed honor society based on academic successes in science classes, interest to promote science education, and...
  • Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC

    Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC
    It's Tuesday morning and the whir of machinery fills the room at the newest company to join the south campus of BWTech Research and Technology Park at UMBC. Technician Steven Turrentine, 50, of Catonsville, has just programmed an infrared laser...