Letters and Sciences
1117 Hornbake Library, 301-314-8418
Assistant Dean/Director: Deborah Reid Bryant, Ph. D.
Letters and Sciences is the academic home for students exploring a variety of fields before selecting a major, for post-baccalaureate students taking additional course work, and for non-degree seeking students taking undergraduate courses. Letters and Sciences may also serve as the academic home for students completing requirements for entry into a Limited Enrollment Program. Letters and Sciences advisors help students to select and schedule courses, plan academic programs, and learn about campus-wide resources. Letters and Sciences collaborates closely with college advising offices, academic departments, and programs across campus and provides a coordinated advising network that features:
Choosing a Major
Letters and Sciences students receive information about and referral to a wide range of academic programs and services including specialized workshop sessions. Letters and Sciences staff specialize in assisting students to develop strategies and plans for entering Limited Enrollment Programs.
Business Exploration Series
The Letters and Sciences Business Exploration Series (BES) is a multidimensional advising resource that provides LTSC students with an opportunity to explore the world of business through: exploratory seminars; business focused introduction to the University courses; valuable leadership opportunities; and access to guidance and support from knowledgeable advisors.
S.T.E.M. Exploration Series
The Letters and Sciences S.T.E.M. Exploration Series (SES) is a multidimensional advising resource that provides LTSC students with an opportunity to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through: exploratory seminars; S.T.E.M. focused introduction to the University courses; valuable research and leadership opportunities; and access to guidance and support from knowledgeable advisors.
Interim Advising Program
Newly admitted transfer students with more than 60 credits, who were unsuccessful in gaining admission to a Limited Enrollment Program, receive advising and assistance from a Letters and Sciences professional staff member during their first two semesters on campus. For this group of students, the University waives the requirement that all students must declare a major by 60 credits.
Transitional Advising Program
Currently enrolled students with more than 60 credits, who are moving between colleges due to change of interest, inability to meet benchmarks, or lack of sufficient GPA, receive advising and academic support. For this group of students, the University waives the requirement that all students must be in a declared major after 60 credits, for one semester.
Letters and Sciences offers specialized advising for students interested in law. For further information, see the section on Pre-Law Advising in this catalog, visit www.prelaw.umd.edu , or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Credit by Exam
Any University of Maryland student interested in Credit by Exam can pick up the form at the Letters and Sciences office.
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