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Courses in Terp Young Scholars

Overview | Courses | Textbooks | Changing Course

Overview of Courses

Terp Scholars enroll in one three-credit course that is at the cutting-edge of theory, thought, and technology. 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. Courses feature field trips or guest speakers designed to broaden understanding of the field through career discovery. Outside of class, students spend several hours a day on course-related assignments.  

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. For a printable list of all the courses and descriptions, click here.

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

School of Public Health

Please note: 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 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:  
  • 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 and include:

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

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