College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology

Scholastic Opportunities

Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom (BTC) is an interdisciplinary living and learning program for undergraduate students. Students in BTC develop educational and professional leadership skills to understand and contribute to civic engagement and social change in a global context.
CIVICUS is a program for enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated students who want to get involved with the campus and local community to make a positive difference.
College Park Scholars
College Park Scholars is a community of twelve interdisciplinary living-learning programs for academically talented first- and second-year students. Each program focuses on a specific theme and offers specially designed courses and experiences that relate to its theme.

First Year Learning Communities

freshman Freshman First
Freshmen First lets incoming Maryland freshmen get a jump start on their first year of college. Earn University credit while you ease into campus life before the start of your freshman year.
Global Communities
Global Communities, located within Dorchester Hall, is an exciting living experience, rich in cultural diversity and academic enhancement. Students from more than 30 countries and the United States, representing a variety of cultural backgrounds, come together to form an international community.
Hinman CEO’s
MTECH Ventures is the Clark School of Engineering's vehicle for entrepreneurship education for technology creators, and venture creation services and resources for entrepreneurs committed to bridging the gap between technical ideas and viable companies.
Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House
The Jiménez-Porter Writers' House is a unique Living and LearningProgram that offers students at the University of Maryland a literarycenter for the study of creative writing across cultures and languages.
Language House
The Language House Immersion Program is open to second-semester freshmen and above. It provides students who are serious about language learning with the opportunity for daily language and cultural immersion in an organized study environment.
Markets and Society
Markets & Society is an exciting program within Letters and Sciences for students interested in exploring the world of business. It is a wonderful opportunity for broad exposure to this particular area.
Presidents Promise
Quest (Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams) Honors Program
A reality-based learning experience that engages undergraduate students from business, engineering, and computer, mathematical and physical sciences, in courses that are focused on cross-functional collaboration, quantitative methods, interactive planning and quality principles.
Study Abroad

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

University Honors Program
The Honors Program welcomes students into a close-knit community of faculty and intellectually gifted undergraduates committed to acquiring a broad and balanced education. Honors seminars are small classes taught by outstanding faculty who encourage discussion and foster innovative thinking.
University Honors Program, Gemstone
The Gemstone Program is a multidisciplinary four-year research program for selected undergraduate honors students of all majors. Under guidance of faculty mentors and Gemstone staff, teams of students design, direct and conduct significant research.
University Honors Program, Humanities
Honors Humanities is the University of Maryland’s premier honors program for talented beginning undergraduates with interests in the humanities and creative arts.


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