As a student pursuing a healthcare or science degree at University of Maryland Global Campus, you may be interested in a fulfilling career in a healthcare field or caring for the planet by studying environmental management. Find out how a UMGC education helped past and current students make a difference in their communities.
I wanted to expand my career horizon, but I needed skills like project management to be able to expand into bioinformatics, where computers are used to process biological information, or environmental areas like plant growth.
Not only has my coursework helped me better satisfy my current clients' needs, I am also increasingly being contacted within my company to help satisfy clients on similar projects. In a recent security audit, I was much more prepared and able to improve our documentation. We easily passed the audit.
Victoria Kelly felt at home with her peers at UMGC. Her learning community consisted of students with children, military veterans, and those already established in their careers. When fellow learners took the time to ace a research paper, Victoria knew that they really wanted to be there.
Expand Your Network with Student Clubs
Meet students with similar interests, gain leadership skills, keep up-to-date with industry trends, and network by joining one of UMUC's healthcare and science clubs and organizations.
Behavioral and Social Science Student Association
Available To: Any student, alum, staff, and faculty who have an interest in the behavioral and social sciences, which includes psychology, social science, gerontology, sociology, anthropology, and more.
About the Organization: The Behavioral and Social Science Student Association provides its members with information and resources on careers in social science-related fields. Events and activities include guest speakers in the field, discussions on making an impact in one's own community, and sharing research opportunities. Winner of a 2021 UMGC Student Organization Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award!
Membership Information: Join the Behavioral and Social Science Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.
Environmental Management Club
Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in environmental management, sustainability, or related fields.
About the Organization: The Environmental Management Club offers its members opportunities to communicate with professionals in environmental management through a variety of activities. Past activities include webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition.
Membership Information: Join the Environmental Management Club's virtual community. Membership is free.
Healthcare Community Hub
Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, faculty or staff who is interested in the healthcare services industry, including students studying healthcare administration, healthcare informatics administration, health services management, and related fields.
About the Organization: The mission of the Healthcare Community Hub is to encourage each member to sustain a philosophy of lifelong leadership development, increased knowledge, skill set, and education; therefore ensuring the pursuit of quality healthcare in the community.
Membership Information: Join the Healthcare Community Hub's virtual community. Membership is free.
Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology and Aging Services)
Sigma Phi Omega is a national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. It was established in 1980 to recognize excellence among students studying gerontology and aging and to acknowledge the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The society provides a much-needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served. Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology and aging studies and related fields.
Student membership in Sigma Phi Omega is open to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in gerontology and aging services, social science majors focusing on gerontology, and students in related fields with an interest in aging.
You must be in at least your second term of enrollment at UMGC, have completed a minimum of 12 credits, and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3.
Upsilon Phi Delta (Healthcare Management)
Type: Honor society
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club: Upsilon Phi Delta is the national academic honor society of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
The purposes of Upsilon Phi Delta are to
- Elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally educated women and men in health administration and leadership
- Recognize and encourage scholarship in healthcare administration
- Recognize students who achieve distinction in healthcare administration studies in universities and colleges
- Provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing a degrees in healthcare administration
- Motivate academic excellence in students studying healthcare administration
Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements: Membership is open to students pursuing a major in health services management. To be eligible, UMGC undergraduate students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and at least 18 credits of health services management coursework, with a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher in those courses.
Graduate Eligibility Requirements: Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta is limited to individuals who are actively pursuing their graduate degrees in UMGC's health care administration program, meet the national eligibility standards of a minimum grade-point average of 3.5, have completed 18 credits, and are invited to become a member of the collegiate chapter.
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