Receive Academic Credit for Your Professional Development
- Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment
- Review all courses in Testudo
- Review learning objectives for each BSOS major
- Innovo Scholars Consulting- teaches students how to solve complex problems and manage the dynamics of client-focused engagements
- IDEA258A - Becoming a Design Thinker
- BSOS388B - Do Good Now for Credit (Fall/Spring)
- Minor in an area of interest to gain additional skills
Data Analytics in the Social Sciences Gain skills that equip you with tools to create a narrative for big data. A variety of classes are available. Enhance your employability with these courses.
- GIS and Spatial Data Center Workshop Series: Intro to Python, Data Visualization Tools, Simply Analytics
- Leadership skills: Student Organization Resource Center hosts a variety of workshops to develop students to be successful leaders in our organizations.
- LinkedIn Learning offers non-credit, online courses on a variety of topics
Federal Fellows: combines a fall seminar course taught by industry experts with a spring internship in the DC metropolitan area. Throughout the year, fellows are supported with professional development workshops, one-on-one resume and interview reviews, and federally-related events. The program's mission is to prepare talented and diverse undergraduate students to excel in professional internships and to pursue careers of influence and impact, especially in the public sector.
Global Fellows in Washington DC: an innovative internship program designed to equip University of Maryland undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience necessary to become leaders in our increasingly globalized society.
MLAW (Law Programs): is the undergraduate law programming at the University of Maryland. Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in law and justice can participate.
Review the career related courses available to BSOS undergraduates.
EDCP108I: Academic Transition into Internships – a one-credit online class preparing students for successfully landing an internship and how to reflect on the experience. Led by the University Career Center.
PSYC123: The Psychology of Getting Hired – a one-credit online course for freshmen and sophomore, it looks at what’s behind the hiring process, applying psychological principles and strategies for landing internships/jobs. Led by the University Career Center.
UNIV362: Designing Your Life After College - a two-credit innovative course that is designed to help students navigate the transition out of college.
BSOS288A: Neurodiversity in the Workplace - (New for Spring 2021) a one-credit synchronous course designed to assist students to create a career development plan and a list of potential internship or job opportunities. *Neurodiversity (ND) refers to the perspective that differences in learning and thought can be leveraged to create value and enhance innovation. ND includes ADHD, mental health challenges, autism, OCD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, epilepsy, among others.
UNIV099: Internship Seminar – a zero-credit course that complements supervised work experiences and assures that these experiences are noted on the student’s transcript. Led by the University Career Center.
- BSOS 288I (1-3 credits), Internship Practicum in the Social Sciences, open to students with 30-60 completed credits by the end of the previous semester.
- BSOS 355 (3 credits), Social Science Internship Practicum, fulfills the GenEd Scholarship in Practice requirement. It is open to students who have completed 61 or more credits who have an internship related to the behavioral and social sciences.
- BSOS 386 (3-6 credits), Experiential Learning is open to students who have completed 61 or more credits.