Welcome to University of Maryland Global Campus, where your success is our success.

Making the decision to attend college isn't easy. It's a commitment of time, money, energy, and emotional resources. That's why, from the moment you apply, we try to make courses and services as flexible and convenient for you as possible.

How does this translate into your daily life? You have choices. At UMGC, you choose when and how you attend classes. You can take all your courses online, or you may find that hybrid courses, which combine online learning and on-site instruction, work better for your lifestyle. Whether you're an early bird or a nighthawk, you can complete your coursework at the time that's right for you. We offer more than 30 bachelor's degrees and undergraduate certificates to help you achieve your goals.

Although we are a large institution, UMGC faculty and staff are committed to serving your specific education needs. Along with my staff, I'm ready to assist you in meeting your goals and making your experience more rewarding. Please contact my office at deanundergrad@umuc.edu if you ever need help. We welcome your input to improve our programs, and we hope you will stay in touch and provide feedback.

I am delighted to serve as your dean, and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you during the course of your studies here. You have my best wishes for an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience and much success in your academic career.

Kara Van Dam, PhD
Dean and Vice Provost
The Undergraduate School