TRS Courses

Transfer Student Seminar are open to all students during their first year at UMBC.

Fall 2021 | Spring 2022

Fall 2021

TRS 201: Transfer Student Seminars

TRS in Computer Science

Class: 6651 | Section: 01-LEC Regular
Lecture: Mo 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Location: Fine Arts 001
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Krista Wallace, Mark Berczynski

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered in a hybrid format (both online and in person). In person dates tentatively include: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13 and will meet in Fine Arts 001.

Co-Requisite: Students must also enroll in CMSC202 or CMSC203 or CMSC341


TRS in Information Systems

Class: 6654 | Section: 03-LEC Regular
Lecture: MoWe 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Location: TBA
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Krista Wallace, Mark Berczynski

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered in a hybrid format (both online and in person). In person dates tentatively include: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13 and will meet in Fine Arts 001. Co-Requisite: Student must also enroll in IS310 (and must have SOME programming experience to take this course)

Co-Requisite: Student must also enroll in IS310 (and must have SOME programming experience to take this course)


TRS in Shady Grove

Class: 7918 | Section: 06-LEC Regular
Lecture: Fr 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Location: Shady Grove Building III 2225
Instruction Mode: In Person
Instructor: Abigail Granger

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Co-Requisite: Student must also be registered in at least one discipline specific course offered at the Shady Grove campus.


TRS in Genetics

Class: 7068 | Section: 11-LEC Regular
Lecture: Tu 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Location: Math & Psychology 008
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Chloe Terrell, Arjun Sharma

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered in a hybrid format (both online and in person). In person dates tentatively include: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 10/19, 10/26, 11/16, and 11/23 and will meet in Math Psychology 008.

Co-Requisite: Student must be enrolled in BIOL302 concurrently.


TRS in Mechanical Engineering

Class: 7368 | Section: 14-LEC Regular
Lecture: Tu 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Location: Sherman Hall 145
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Krista Wallace

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered in a hybrid format (both online and in person). In person dates tentatively include: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 11/16, and 12/7 and will meet in Sherman 145.

Co-Requisite: Student must also enroll in ENME204 OR ENME217


TRS in Chemical Engineering

Class: 7371 | Section: 15-LEC Regular
Lecture: Tu 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Location: Sherman Hall 145
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Krista Wallace

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered in a hybrid format (both online and in person). In person dates tentatively include: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 11/16, and 12/7 and will meet in Sherman 145.

Note: Co-Requisite: Student must also enroll in ENCH215


TRS in Honors College

Class: 7512 | Section: 16-LEC Regular
Lecture: Tu 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Location: TBA
Instruction Mode: Online
Instructor: Michael Stone

This course will be offered online with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Please look for more details on the syllabus, as it becomes available, for the dates when you will be expected to meet online in real time.

Co-Requisite: Students must also enroll in HONR200, HONR210, OR HONR300


TRS in Transfer Student Alliance

Class: 8121 | Section: 17-LEC Regular
Lecture: Tu 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Location: TBA
Instruction Mode: Online
Instructor: James Hamilton

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered online with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Please look for more details on the syllabus, as it becomes available, for the dates when you will be expected to meet online in real time.


TRS in Math

Class: 15661 | Section: 18-LEC Regular
Lecture: We 2 – 2:50 p.m. | Location: Janet & Walter Sondheim 108
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Laila Shishineh, Alexis O’Malley

This one or two-credit course is designed to assist in the successful transition of transfer students from their previous college or university to UMBC. It focuses on developing and understanding the skills needed and the academic expectations to achieve success at an Honors University. The material covered will complement the work that is being done in upper-level courses in the major, and it will contain academic material selected by the Department that has been identified as a barrier to the success of transfer students in that particular major.

Note: This course will be offered in a hybrid format (both online and in person). In person dates tentatively include: 9/1, 9/15, 10/13, 10/27, and 11/10.

Co-Requisite: Students must be registered for one of the following co-requisite courses: MATH150, MATH151, MATH152, or MATH155 to sign up for TRS201 TRS in Math.


Spring 2022

TRS 201 – Transfer Student Seminar

Updated 5/28/2021