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University Of Maryland’S Academic Program

  1. 1. University of Maryland’s Academic Program 3-2009
  2. 2. Academic Programs <ul><li>B.S. degree – minimum of 120 credit hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core courses required by the University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required courses for the major (discipline) area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electives of the students choice </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Academic Programs <ul><li>Definition of Credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 credit hour = 1 hour or lecture or discussion in the classroom each week for 15 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 credit hour = 3 hours in a laboratory each week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for 15 weeks </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Academic Programs <ul><li>Each Department faculty is responsible for the content and scope of the department’s curricula and course content upon approval </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum and course approval process: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Department committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> College committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Campus committee </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Academic – Program Planning & Development <ul><li>Curriculum approval process: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Department committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus committee </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Academic Programs <ul><li>Each faculty member has control over the courses he or she teaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbook (s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching methods and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectation of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examinations and quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule of examinations and quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Papers, homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Academic Programs <ul><ul><li>M.S. ~ 26-34 credit hours beyond B.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major professor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must approve program </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administer a final examination </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elective courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 2 years for completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis and non-thesis options </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Academic Programs <ul><li>Ph.D . ~ 30 credit hours beyond M.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major professor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must approve program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary examination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administer a final examination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 3-5 years for completion </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Academic Programs Undergraduate An Overview
  10. 10. General Educational Program: CORE General education helps students achieve the intellectual integration and awareness they need to meet challenges in their personal, social, political, and professional lives. CORE Program Components ● Fundamental Studies ● Distributive Studies ● Advanced Studies ● Human Cultural Diversity
  11. 11. CORE Program Components FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES build competence and confidence in basic writing and mathematics. Students begin fulfilling Fundamental Studies requirements in their first year at the University. Three courses (9 credits) required One course in Introduction to Writing One course in Mathematics One course in Professional Writing
  12. 12. CORE Program Components <ul><li>DISTRIBUTIVE STUDIES focus on breadth, including courses in the following categories: Literature; The History or Theory of the Arts; Humanities; Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Formal Reasoning; Social or Political History; Behavioral and Social Sciences; and Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues. Students generally pursue Distributive Studies in the first two years of their course work. </li></ul><ul><li>Nine courses (28 credits) required; three in each area </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities and the Arts (3) </li></ul><ul><li>The Sciences and Mathematics (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences and History (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues </li></ul>
  13. 13. CORE Program Components <ul><li>ADVANCED STUDIES allow students to enhance their degree and strengthen their critical thinking and writing skills. Students may substitute an approved CORE Capstone course in their major or a senior or honors thesis for one of these two courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Two courses (6 credits) required </li></ul><ul><li>Two upper-level (300- or 400-level) courses outside the major taken after 60 credits. </li></ul>
  14. 14. CORE Program Components <ul><li>HUMAN CULTURAL DIVERSITY gives students the opportunity to examine their ideas and values in the light of various cultural, intellectual, and social contexts. Diversity courses increase knowledge of what constitutes difference and increase students' ability to learn from and appreciate people, cultures, ideas, and art forms that are often different from those they know best. Students may complete the Cultural Diversity requirement any time before graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>One Course (3 credits) Required </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Diversity courses focus primarily on: (a) the history, status, treatment, or accomplishment of women or minority groups and subcultures; (b) non-Western culture, or (c) concepts and implications of diversity. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Academic Programs <ul><li>-An Example- </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Environmental Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Major in Soil and Watershed Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>120 minimum total credits required for the B.S. degree </li></ul><ul><li> CORE required credits 30* </li></ul><ul><li> Major (Discipline) required credits 82-84 </li></ul><ul><li> Elective credits 6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>* CORE science and mathematics are satisfied by major required courses </li></ul><ul><li> * All students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are advised by a faculty member </li></ul>
  16. 16. Academic Programs <ul><li>-An Example- </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Environmental Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Major in Soil and Watershed Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of required courses </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of Soil Science </li></ul><ul><li>Soil-Water Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Hydrology and Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Morphology, Genesis and Classification </li></ul>
  17. 17. Four year plan, - year 1 - <ul><li>1 st semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College Algebra </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (HA,HL,HO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape Architecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13 credits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic chemistry, I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (HA,HL,HO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plant Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17 credits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Four year plan, - year 2 - <ul><li>3 rd semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic chemistry, II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (SB, SH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One elective course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16 or 17 credits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4 th semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (HA, HL,HO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of Soil Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 credits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Four year plan - year 3 - <ul><li>5 th semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three departmental courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Pedology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil and Water Conservation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two elective courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 credits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>6 th semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two departmental courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Hydrology and Physics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Microbiology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (AS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One elective course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 credits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Four year plan - year 4 - <ul><li>7 th semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two departmental courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil and Water Pollution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Fertility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (AS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two elective courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 Credits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>8 th semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CORE (AS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three elective courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two departmental courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Morphology or an Internship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 to 16 credits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Academics Graduate <ul><li>provide strong academic programs for students to achieve Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees to meet the challenges of the future </li></ul><ul><li>maintain a world class faculty to conduct cutting edge research and provide mentoring for post graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>provide modern farms, facilities and research equipment to allow for students to experience the greatest possible academic and research experience </li></ul>
  22. 22. Academic Majors <ul><li>Agricultural and Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Economics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>AREAS OF CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>Business Management </li></ul><ul><li>Food Production </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental and Resource Policy </li></ul><ul><li>International Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Political Process </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Sciences (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>AREAS OF CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Care and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Animal Management </li></ul><ul><li>Science/Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Veterinary Medicine </li></ul>
  23. 23. Academic Majors <ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>and Technology (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>AREAS OF CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Soil and Watershed </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>and Policy (B.S./B.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>AREAS OF CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>Environment and Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Restoration and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping and Data Management </li></ul><ul><li>Soil, Water, and Land Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Ecology and Management </li></ul>
  24. 24. Academic Majors <ul><li>Plant Science and Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>AREAS OF CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture and Crop Production </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Management </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Turf and Golf Course Management </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>(B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>Food Science </li></ul><ul><li>(B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>Dietetics </li></ul><ul><li>(B.S.) </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>(B.L.A., M.L.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>(B.S.) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Academic Majors <ul><li>Applied Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li> (2-year Certificate Program) </li></ul><ul><li>AREAS OF CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Business Management </li></ul><ul><li>Equine Business Management </li></ul><ul><li>General Ornamental Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Golf Course Management </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Management </li></ul><ul><li>Turfgrass Management </li></ul>
  26. 26. Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine <ul><li>strengths are in molecular and cellular immunology and its nationally recognized focus on government and corporate veterinary medicine </li></ul><ul><li>co-located with a Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Health Laboratory that includes an internationally-recognized fish health laboratory </li></ul>
  27. 27. Plant Science and Landscape Architecture <ul><li>program strikes a balance between urban and rural concerns, focused on plant biology, from the molecular level, to the whole organism, to agricultural systems, and to natural and designed ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>areas of focus include: plant ecology, biodiversity and conservation; plant genomics and physiology; plant production and production; and landscape architecture and management </li></ul>
  28. 28. Nutrition and Food Science <ul><li>advance nutrition, food safety and health by innovative research, progressive and high quality education of undergraduate and graduate students, and creative outreach education disseminated to the citizens of Maryland, the United States and the global marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>research in nutrition and food science explores the impact of specific nutrients on health and chronic disease, development of antibiotic resistance by food borne bacteria, diet of the aging, nutritional epidemiology, and extraction of nutrients from novel sources such as berry seeds and tobacco </li></ul>
  29. 29. Environmental Science and Technology <ul><li>an active and thriving member of the environmental and academic community on campus, as well as beyond College Park </li></ul><ul><li>creating a unique niche through course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and by launching innovative research programs </li></ul><ul><li>as human activities alter the environment, increasingly the environment is likely to affect humans in terms of food, materials, and energy supplies, but also via impacts on ecologically-driven, socio-economically important natural systems and processes </li></ul>
  30. 30. Environmental Science and Policy <ul><li>a broad, multidisciplinary, undergraduate major, drawing courses and faculty from 20 departments and four colleges </li></ul><ul><li>provides students the opportunity to direct their studies in one of twelve areas of concentration in the scientific and policy arenas </li></ul><ul><li>aspire to provide a strong ENSP identity and a &quot;liberal arts feel&quot; for the 250+ students enrolled in this major, and we encourage students to take advantage of the resources available at a Research I Public University </li></ul>
  31. 31. Animal and Avian Sciences <ul><li>internationally recognized for excellence in research and education focused on cellular, molecular and biotechnological aspects of animal science and production </li></ul><ul><li>research related to poultry, dairy, beef, equine, swine and aquaculture is conducted in the areas of nutrient utilization and metabolism, behavior and ethology, genetics and cell biology and reproduction and development. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Agricultural and Resource Economics <ul><li>a world-class academic unit specializing in the broad issues of the economics and policy of agricultural, environmental and natural resources issues.  </li></ul><ul><li>decision making requires two key considerations: what are the costs and benefits of the decision and is it the best course of action when compared to alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>the answers are important given that the results of public policy decisions impact individuals, businesses, local and global communities and the environment. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Animal and Avian Sciences Animal Sciences Animal Management and Industry Avian Business Laboratory Animal Management Science/Professional Combined Agriculture/Pre-Veterinary Medicine