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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. Courses feature field trips or guest speakers 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. 

Classes meet every day, Monday-Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course. 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.

Courses are offered in a broad range of academic disciplines from UMD’s Colleges and Schools. Click on the course to view the description, meeting times, and other requirements. Students should expect to purchase books, class packets, or classroom supplies. Each course description features a link to the sample syllabus that lists specific requirements for that course. For a printable list of the courses, click here.

On the application, you’ll be asked to make a second choice in the event the first selection has filled. Course selection is processed on a first-come, first serve 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. Anyone 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 Term, 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.

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

School of Engineering

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

College of Journalism

  • Journalism: Self-Presentation in the Age of YouTube

School of Public Health

School of Public Policy

  • Public Policy: Leadership for the Common Good

Course Textbooks

Textbook requirements are posted by the instructor, usually 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 Term
  • 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 

You have until June 20, 4:30 p.m., to change your course selection 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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