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The College of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to helping students navigate and enrich their academic experience, and to Be WORLDWISE.

Academic Plans/Degree Requirements

All University of Maryland students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits and earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. They are also responsible for completing the General Education Requirements.

Additionally, students are responsible for completing the College of Arts and Humanities’ Requirements.

College Requirements


All ARHU first year students (excluding students participating in one of the following programs: Honors, Honors Humanities, Gemstone, College Park Scholars, Writers' House, Civicus, or Global Communities) must take ARHU158, Explorations in Arts and Humanities, during their first semester on campus.

45 Upper Level Credits

All ARHU students, with the exception of students earning a Bachelor of Music degree, must earn a minimum of 45 hours of 3xx-4xx level credit. Students earning a Bachelor of Music degree should consult a Music advisor.

Global Engagement Requirement

The ARHU Global Engagement Requirement responds to the University Strategic Plan's call for students to "be prepared to live, work, and thrive in the current and future world environment." We believe that the development of cultural competence will result in the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures and is an integral component in an arts and humanities education.