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Prospective Students

Understanding the world around us, past and present, is essential to a well-rounded education and a meaningful life.

Prospective Undergraduate Students 

Want to make a difference and earn a living doing what you love? Then the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) is the place for you!

You’ll immerse yourself in the great ideas of literary, artistic and cultural history, and, in the process, develop your creativity, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving and communication skills—qualities crucial for a meaningful life and any career. Our graduates represent the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, diplomats, archivists, journalists, entertainers, scholars, educators, lawyers, doctors and more.

Want to learn more? Join the mailing list and watch the video to learn more about the College of Arts and Humanities at Maryland. 


Learn About Our Undergraduate Programs

Download a printable version of our program flyers, below. To learn about exciting new majors and minors, visit our curriculum innovations page. For a full listing of our majors, minors and certificates, visit the academic programs section of our website. 

Why Study Arts and Humanities at UMD?

Learn more about the College of Arts and Humanities at UMD through these downloadable, printable resources:

Be Worldwise. Get Worldready.

We’re committed to extending the learning experience beyond the classroom and helping you to develop life-long skills through our new initiative, Be Worldwise. Get Worldready. Our initiative prepares students to adapt and thrive in the workplace and to shape the kind of global citizen they can become. It creatively integrates career preparation in the ARHU academic experience by offering strategic career preparation and academic advising; engaging faculty to develop new and reimagined courses, majors and minors and providing opportunities to apply scholarship to practice.

Academic Programs

ARHU is home to 14 departments and 79 bachelor’s degrees, minors and certificate programs, so you can tailor your degree (or double major) across various fields of study, including performing and visual arts, languages, literatures and cultures. With a 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio, ARHU offers you the benefits of a tight-knit community with access to the resources of a large, public research institution near the nation’s capital. 


Employers recognize the value that arts and humanities students bring to the workplace. More than 3/4 of surveyed employers seek students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. The University Career Center @ ARHU works with you to assess your skills, values and interests to help you find opportunities that meet your goals. Work with academic and career advisors to incorporate internships, living-learning programs, global experiences and research into your academic plan. Learn more about strategic career preparation.


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Admitted Students

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Meet Our Students

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Visit Us Virtually

Take a campus tour to confirm that studying the arts and humanities at Maryland is for you! Learn more