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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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  • River Hill girls soccer stuns Damascus to return to state title game

    River Hill girls soccer stuns Damascus to return to state title game
    With only a month left in her time as a River Hill High School student, senior Sheridan Street wants to make sure she fits as many memories as possible in before graduating early and departing for Syracuse — where she has a scholarship to play...
  • UMBC wins, 2-1, makes NCAA women's soccer tournament for first time

    UMBC wins, 2-1, makes NCAA women's soccer tournament for first time
    Colleges UMBC earns its first NCAA tourney bid in women's soccer, 2-1 Redshirt junior Jessy Brown scored her sixth game-winning goal of the season to give top-seeded UMBC (13-5-2) a 2-1 victory over second-seeded Stony Brook (11-6-2) in the America...
  • '63 Towson High state champs were kings of the basketball court

    '63 Towson High state champs were kings of the basketball court
    More than 50 years later, Edgar Smith still remembers the feeling of elation he and his Towson High teammates felt riding along York Road on their return trip from College Park in March of 1963. "Just riding down the road yelling and screaming, it was...
  • Starting back Marquez Fernandez inching closer to returning for UMBC men's soccer

    Starting back Marquez Fernandez inching closer to returning for UMBC men's soccer
    The No. 6 UMBC men’s soccer team, which is the top seed in the upcoming America East tournament, may welcome back a key member of the defense. Starting junior back Marquez Fernandez, who has not played since injuring his knee before halftime of...
  • New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis

    New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis
    One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping. Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
  • Former O'Malley speechwriter enters District 12 race

    Former O'Malley speechwriter enters  District 12 race
    A former speechwriter for Gov. Martin O'Malley joined the crowded field of candidates for the three open delegate seats in District 12. Nick Stewart added his name to a group that includes the daughter of a former state senator, a former state delegate,...
  • Johns Hopkins coach Weil gets 300th win; Kronick sets scoring mark

    Johns Hopkins coach Weil gets 300th win; Kronick sets scoring mark
    Colleges Hopkins' Weil gets 300th as Kronick passes Suter Coach Leo Weil earned his 300th victory and junior Hannah Kronick passed Erica Suter (River Hill) as Johns Hopkins' all-time points leader with her two assists, as the host Blue Jays (14-1-1,...
  • Jeffrey F. Ritter, physician's assistant

    Jeffrey F. Ritter, physician's assistant
    Jeffrey F. Ritter, a physician's assistant who was recalled for his bedside manner and willingness to listen, died Friday of cardiac arrest related to kidney disease at Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Westminster resident was 55. Born in...
  • Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team

    Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team
    Et cetera Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team; Loyola picked for fifth Loyola Maryland senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) was named to the Preseason All-Patriot League team. Cormier, who was a two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic...
  • Mount Zion Prep gives extra help to get boys basketball players to next level

    Mount Zion Prep gives extra help to get boys basketball players to next level
    Nearly 30 years after they first met while living in the same East Baltimore housing project, and 20 years after they left Dunbar to play college basketball, Rodrick Harrison and Rodney Elliott are back in their hometown with a new dream. Harrison,...
  • UMBC bike share program provides options for students, connects communities

    UMBC bike share program provides options for students, connects communities
    Many college students are without a car or alternate form of transportation to check out what is available off campus. Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are no different. Beginning Friday, however, UMBC students began having...
  • Terps win, 2-0, over BC in ACC men's soccer quarterfinal

    College soccer Terps men win, 2-0, over BC, advance to ACC semi vs. Clemson Junior Mikias Eticha's second-half goal proved to be the difference as the top-seeded Maryland men's soccer team defeated visiting Boston College, 2-0, in the ACC tournament...