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.
UMD Workshops/Online Options:
- 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
- 7 Free Certification Courses to Enhance Your Resume, Article
- Interested in exploring education and career opportunities in digital tech? Read more about how to gain a Generalist Digital Technology badge.
Peace Corps Prep Program- The Peace Corps Prep program prepares students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, students build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. This certificate program will prepare you to be a competitive applicant to the Peace Corps. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps. Questions? Contact the Peace Corps Prep Coordinator.
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.
Hinman CEOs Program Experience Entrepreneurship: The Hinman CEOs Student Startup Incubator enables undergraduates to develop innovative startup ideas into real companies through an immersive one-year academic and residential* experience. The dynamic Hinman CEOs environment is conducive to helping you every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals. You complete one course per semester during your time in the program, typically ENES 460 Fundamentals of Technology Startup Ventures in fall 2021 and ENES462 Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations in spring 2022. You benefit from Hinman CEOs co-working spaces and coaching from Hinman CEOs faculty, staff, and alumni, and compete for exclusive Hinman CEOs seed funding for your startup. Applications for the Fall are due early February.
Review the career related courses available to BSOS undergraduates.
UNIV 100: The Student in the University - UNIV 100 is a one-credit seminar for all entering students that helps them to answer the questions, "Why am I here?" and "How can I get the most out of the University of Maryland?"
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.
BSOS361: Academic & Career Planning for Transfer Students - is a required one-credit course for new BSOS Transfers that features BSOS TerrapinSTRONG onboarding.
BSOS288A: Neurodiversity in the Workplace - 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.