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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog includes information about academic policies and requirements, programs, admission and special opportunities. Additional information on these and other academic resources and regulations may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar, Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising.

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Regional Accreditation

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.



Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Period of Accreditation: Member since 1966
Last Reaffirmed: March 2, 2017
Next Evaluation Visit: 2025-2026



State Authorization

UMBC is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the State Licensing Authority, to confer degrees.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax: (410) 332-0270 

Telephone:  (410) 260-4500


Specialized Accreditation by Program

Several of UMBC’s programs have gained specialized accreditation as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information regarding specialized accreditation visit: Accreditation at UMBC

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