What's in Your Academic Tool Kit?
Your first semester will be characterized by many new challenges and experiences, whether you are new to the college experience or a transfer student new to UMBC, and we want your first year to be the best it can be. What tools do you possess that you know will contribute to your success? What are some tools you might need to add to your “success” tool kit? Come hear suggestions and tips from faculty, staff, and students who know what it takes to be successful at UMBC. Learn what to expect in the classroom and how to identify co-curricular activities that will enhance your academic, personal, and social life. Get answers to the questions that are causing you the greatest concern from people who know UMBC best. (Opportunities to learn more listed below by academic areas.)
Humanities/Performing Arts Majors
Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB), Room 132
Acting, Africana Studies, American Studies, Ancient Studies, Asian Studies,
Dance, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Media and
Communications Studies, Modern Language and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Theatre
Social Sciences Majors
Sherman Hall, B-Wing, Room 003, Lecture Hall 4
Anthropology, Management of Aging Studies, Asian Studies, Economics, Financial
Economics, Geography, Global Studies, Health Administration and Policy, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Visual Arts Majors
Fine Arts Building (FA), Room 107A
This session is for all students in their first year at UMBC as approved Visual Arts Majors. Important information related to your program will be shared during this session.
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, & Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building (ENGR), Room 027 (Lecture Hall 5)
Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Systems and Business Technology Administration Majors
University Center Ballroom, Third Floor of the University Center
Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) Building, Rm 102 (Lecture Hall 8)
Come learn from experts how you can take your many interests and build them into a meaningful academic experience. You might be surprised how doing the things you enjoy actually connects with many of UMBC’s academic offerings.
Natural Science and Mathematics Majors
Meyerhoff/Chemistry Building, Room 030, Lecture Hall 2
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology, Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education-Biochemistry, Chemistry Education-Physical Chemistry, Emergency Health Services, Environmental Science/Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Physics Education, and Statistics
The following are areas of interests, not majors, so here is what you do.
Many health/allied health and law professions require that students complete a degree of some kind, but do not have a preference for one major over another during their admission process. Please attend the presentation that includes the major you plan to pursue. If you are undecided about your major, you are welcome to attend any session that includes majors that relate to your interests or the session for Exploratory/Undecided majors.
*Pre-Law, *Pre-Medical, *Pre-Physical Therapy, *Pre-Dental, *Pre-Dental Hygiene, *Pre-
Nursing, *Pre-Optometry, *Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant,*Pre-Podiatry, *Pre-
Sonography, *Pre-Veterinary Medicine, *Pre-Medical and Research Technology