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Degree Requirements

NEW for fall 2013

Chinese Area Studies B.A. and minor

Cultural Entrepreneurship B.A.

Latin American Area Studies B.A. and minor

Linguistics B.S.

Cognitive Science minor

Russian Area Studies minor

Effective Fall 2013, the Economics B.A. and Economics minor will be housed in LSBE.

Degree Requirements

      UMD Undergraduate Degree Requirements

      UMD Catalog

      Liberal Education Program requirements (effective Fall 2012)

      Catalog Year Policy

Is a minor required for CLA majors?

All CLA majors require a minor or second major except for the following programs: cultural entrepreneurship, English (literature, language, and culture), environment & sustainability, interdisciplinary studies, and urban and regional studies.

Is advanced writing required?

Most CLA majors require WRIT 31xx-Advanced Writing. Some majors require a particular advanced writing course (ex: WRIT 3160-Advanced Writing: Social Sciences.) Majors exempt from the advanced writing requirement are: English, communication major with a journalism minor, and philosophy (if an additional PHIL 3xxx course is taken).

Click the link below to see the individual Major, Minor, and Certificate requirements:

       Search for Archived Majors/Minors



American Indian Studies B.A. African and African American Studies minor
Anthropology B.A. American Indian Studies minor
Chinese Area Studies B.A. Anthropology minor
Communication B.A. Chinese Area Studies minor
Cultural Entrepreneurship B.A. Cognitive Science minor
Criminology B.A. Communication minor
English B.A. Cultural Studies minor
Environment and Sustainability B.A. English minor
French Studies B.A. Environment and Sustainability minor
Geographic Information Science (G.I.Sc.) B.A. French Studies minor
Geography B.A. Geographic Information Science minor
German Studies B.A. Geography minor
Hispanic Studies B.A. German Studies minor
History B.A. Hispanic Studies minor
Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. History minor
International Studies B.A. Information Design minor
Latin American Area Studies B.A. International Studies minor
Linguistics B.S. Journalism minor
Philosophy B.A. Latin American Area Studies minor
Political Science B.A. Linguistics minor
Sociology B.A. Philosophy minor
Urban and Regional Studies B.A. Political Science minor
Women's Studies B.A. Professional Writing minor
Writing Studies B.A. Russian Area Studies minor
Sociology minor
Women's Studies minor

Certificate Programs:

Geographic Information Science
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