Intro to the University for Freshmen | UNIV 101

NOTE: UNIV101 Sections are intended ONLY for new first-time freshmen at UMBC. Please contact Dr. Laila M. Shishineh ( with questions about these sections.

The purpose of this course is to help new students experience a successful transition to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and build the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to thrive at a research university. Students will identify, understand, and take a deep dive into an academic discipline, explore and demonstrate metacognitive awareness, connect with and integrate into the campus community, and develop themselves both personally and professionally. Students in this course will learn from faculty, staff, and peers within their academic discipline and across the larger campus community.

College Sections:

    College of Arts Humanities and
    Social Sciences (CAHSS)

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Environment & Geography
    College of Natural and
    Mathematical Sciences (CNMS)

  • Natural Sciences
  • Math & Statistics
    College of Engineering & IT (COEIT)

  • Computing
  • Engineering
    Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA)

  • Exploratory
  • Exploring Health Careers
  • Education

Cohort Sections:

  • Discovery Scholars LLC
  • Shriver LLC
  • Meyerhoff Scholars
  • Abroad
  • Commuters

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Students can navigate to the Schedule of Classes to look up specific days and times for the sections.