Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individualized Study, B.A.

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Offered by Individualized Study .

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 42 credits at 200-level and above
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the major

Course Requirements

The coursework for the individualized degree:

  • differs substantially from other majors offered at UMBC
  • contains a maximum of 21 credits from any one discipline
  • contains a maximum of 4 courses of transfer credit
  • contains a maximum of 3 courses that are also counted as degree requirements towards another major
  • includes all courses in the core curriculum

Individualized Studies Track (30 credits)

Integrative Studies Track

Complete the following:

  • Minimum 27 additional credits of coursework at the 200 level or above organized into explicit learning objectives and with an explicit statement of the nature and purpose of the scholarly integration involved.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of degree submission.

Multidisciplinary Studies Track

  • Minimum 30 additional credits at the 200 level or above, including a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 level or above, selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master’s degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.

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