Pursue your passion in one of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s rigorous undergraduate degree programs
One of the most exciting parts of college is the ability to take courses in different disciplines and get a feel for many undergraduate degrees to find the one that’s right for you and your career goals. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is excited that you’re interested in earning your degree here and adding to the rich culture and reputation of our campus.
UMES offers undergraduate degrees in over 38 disciplines—ranging from the physical sciences and engineering to education and golf management. Whatever you’re passionate about, you can find a path toward making it a rewarding career at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. When you’re first starting out on your journey to find the right college, you might begin by asking, “What is an undergraduate degree that would fit with my interests?” Fortunately, we offer a great variety of unique undergraduate programs, and you’ll be introduced to many of them while you complete your core education requirements. This means that by the time you must declare a major, you will have already found the answer to that question.
Students Choose UMES for Our Reputation
There are so many reasons why students from across the globe join the undergraduate degree programs we offer. UMES is one of the top 20 HBCUs in the country, and a top college for social mobility among all schools—according to U.S. News & World Report. That means that when you join UMES, you join a long tradition of greatness, including breaking down social, economic, and cultural barriers.
Students Choose UMES for its Affordability
Another reason why our undergraduate degrees are a number one choice for many students is the affordability of our undergraduate programs. We strive to offer affordable tuition rates and generous financial aid packages to help make higher education accessible to more students. About 90 percent of our students qualify for financial aid to help pay for their undergraduate degrees, and we award $10 million in scholarships annually.
Students Choose UMES for Our Campus
Another feature of UMES that draws students to our undergraduate programs is our beautiful campus. Located in the town of Princess Anne, on the eastern shore of Maryland, we offer a quiet community that’s perfect for studying and exploring. We are also only a short drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach.
Students interested in engineering and aviation can take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities and flight simulators to gain essential experience flying and navigating. PGA students can enjoy the many golf courses throughout Maryland. And undergraduate students who want to study marine science have the wondrous ecosystems of the Eastern Shore to study. After all, what is an undergraduate degree without hands-on experience in your field?
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Whether you want to become a veterinarian or a marketing director, we have so many undergraduate degree programs that can align with your passions.
Upper Division Certificate
Bachelor’s Degree Programs
- Agribusiness Management
- Agriculture General
- Agricultural Education
- Agricultural Studies
- Animal & Poultry Business Technology
- Animal & Poultry Pre-Vet Professional
- Plant and Soil Science
- Applied design
- Art Education
- Aviation Science
- Biology, General
- *Biology Education
- Biomedical Engineering
- Business Administration
- *Chemistry Education
- Computer Science
- Construction Management/Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Digital Media Studies
- Engineering Technology
- Environmental Science
- *Fisheries Science & Technology
- *General Environmental Sciences
- *Marine Ecology
- Exercise Science
- Health Fitness
- General Studies
- Hospitality& Tourism Management
- Human Ecology
- Jazz and Popular Music – temporarily suspended through spring 2023^
- Mathematics – temporarily suspended through spring 2023^
- *Mathematics Education — temporarily suspended through spring 2023^
- Music Education – temporarily suspended through spring 2023^
- Professional Golf Management
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- Rehabilitation Services
- Special Education
- Sport Management
- Technology and Engineering Education
- Urban Forestry
^ Program/concentration is under voluntary review by the academic department. During this period of evaluation, no new students will be admitted to the program/concentration.
Connect with UMES
If you have questions about the many options for undergraduate degrees at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, please reach out to the Division of Academic Affairs. We can help you understand your options and offer guidance as you decide which of our undergraduate degree programs are perfect for you.
Meet your Academic Affairs team
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
11868 Academic Oval, Suite 3111, John T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853 Telephone: (410) 651-6508 or (410) 651-6713
Take the Next Step
Soar above and beyond when you earn one of our outstanding undergraduate degrees and prepare for your dream career. Still wondering, “What is an undergraduate degree that is right for me?” Request information and learn about how to turn your interest or passion into a degree and rewarding career.