Terp Young Scholars


Courses: Terp Young Scholars

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Course Overview

Terp Scholars enroll in one three-credit course that is at the cutting-edge of theory, thought, and technology. Only Terp Scholars are permitted to enroll in Terp Young Scholars courses, ensuring that Terp Scholars can collaborate and learn in a supportive space with their peers. All Terp Young Scholars courses are taught by world-class University of Maryland faculty and staff. Courses may feature field trips designed to broaden understanding of the field through career discovery. Outside of class, students should expect to spend several hours a day on course-related assignments.

Both credit and grade earned post to the UMD transcript and become part of the student record. The course may not be taken pass-fail or audit.

On the Terp Young Scholars application, scholars will be asked to select a first and second-choice course in the event the first selection has filled. Course selection is processed on a first-come, first-served basis when the complete application packet has been received.

Students must attend the program in its entirety. Students are not permitted to miss class time, including arriving late and/or leaving early. Any student who has an obligation such as employment, club sport, travel, or similar commitment should consider whether this will interfere with program requirements. Courses are part of the University’s Summer Session, follow University policies and procedures, and are subject to change. The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons it deems necessary.

Choosing a Course

Courses are offered in a broad range of academic disciplines from UMD’s Colleges and Schools. Before choosing a course, click on the course link to view the description, meeting times, and sample syllabus.

Classes meet every day, Monday- Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course. Students should expect to purchase books, class packets, or classroom supplies. These additional expenses are not covered in the Terp Young Scholars residential or commuter program package fees.

Each course description features a link to the sample syllabus that lists specific requirements for that course. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to read the course syllabus in its entirety. Particular attention should be given to the material covered in the course and the times the course is offered. It is the student’s responsibility to review the course material and ensure they have the proper academic preparation to be successful in the course.

Course Listing by Academic Unit

Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

ENGR-Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

School of Engineering

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

College of Journalism

School of Public Health

Accessibility and Disability Support Services

Students with a documented disability are eligible to receive the accommodations necessary to ensure equal access to campus programs from the University's Accessibility and Disability Support Services (ADS). To receive accommodations Terp Scholars must contact ADS after admission.

Course Textbooks

Textbook requirements are posted by the instructor, at least three weeks prior to the course start date. Your course may or may not require a textbook, and you will need to periodically check the link below to see if the instructor has posted a textbook. Textbooks may be purchased from any textbook store or online vendor.

  • Visit: www.testudo.umd.edu  
  • Select Schedule of Classes
  • Select Summer Session
  • Select Course Listing
  • Select the course/department acronym, e.g., ARCH for Architecture.
  • Find the course you are registered for with the section number of "YS41" or "YS42"
  • Select Books

Changing Courses 

Terp Scholars have until June 15, 4:30 p.m., to change course selections. Change requests will only be accommodated if the course has space. Send your request to ysp@umd.edu and include:

  • Your full name and University ID # (not your SS#)
  • Your current course information, and
  • Your new course request.

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