University of Maryland University College's online IT degree and certificate programs can help you gain the practical skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of jobs.
When I first started attending UMUC, I knew nothing about computer programming. It was a very intimidating subject, and I wasn’t confident about learning the subject. UMUC made the process easy, with knowledgeable teachers and relevant assignments. I am now confident in my ability to program and sometimes use the programming at work also.
Systems Administrator, NASA
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree
Businesses want to know how can you help them achieve their objectives more effectively. These [experiences I've gained at UMUC] are a clear demonstration to employers that you are able to use the skills you've acquired.
Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree
This program has been extremely valuable for me from a practical perspective…. I found some significant opportunities and closed some gaps.
Vice President of Operations, Carolina West Wireless
Alumna Darla LaSure talks about giving a successful presentation, thanks to her coursework.
Alumna Amanda Phillips describes the synchronicity between her coursework and her daily work at the National Archives.
Alum Chris Carpenter, an Air Force veteran with two associate degrees, turned to UMUC to complete the bachelor’s degree he needed for a promotion.
Expand Your Network with Student Clubs
Meet students with similar interests, gain leadership skills, keep up-to-date with industry trends, and network by joining one of UMUC's information technology clubs and organizations.
The Computing Club allows its student members to share experiences and offer each other guidance on academic major and career options. Club events provide opportunities for professional socialization and networking, and members are privy to club resources that will help them further their education and careers.
This club is open to all students pursing a major or minor in one of UMUC's computer science or information technology programs.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. Formed in 1967, the purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to promote the computing and information sciences and to encourage the enhancement of knowledge in the field. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the computing and information disciplines.
Membership is by invitation only. Inductions are held during the spring and fall semesters only.
Membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines. Students must have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at UMUC (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses.
Membership is open to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master’s degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or telecommunications management; or a legacy master’s degree in cybersecurity. Students must have completed at least 18 credits towards their degree at UMUC, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher.