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Areas of Expertise

List of University of Maryland expertise areas

Agriculture

Founded in 1856, AGNR is one of the oldest colleges on campus. Driven by a commitment to eliminate hunger, preserve resources, improve quality of life, and empower the next generation, the school has been a key part of the University of over 165 years.
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Architecture

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation educates and engages students in the issues, challenges, and opportunities of creating a resilient built environment for all communities.
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Artificial Intelligence

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Arts (Visual Art, Music, Theater)

Through teaching and research that investigates human experience, thought, expression and creativity, our arts experts aim to produce creative problem solvers and global visionaries prepared for a range of careers ready to serve the larger society.
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Behavioral Sciences

Investigating the behavioral angles of major problems throughout society, developing practical applications to bring about change, and developing policies to create lasting change are all key missions for our behavioral sciences experts.
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Bioengineering

Leading an emerging academic discipline, the Fischell Department of Bioengineering houses several interdisciplinary programs alongside faculty and students who want to make a difference in human health care through education, research, and invention.
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Business

One of the most prestigious in the nation, the Robert H. Smith School of Business empowers students to think critically and independently as they embrace the complexities of modern business while preparing to overcome the grand challenges of tomorrow.
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Chemistry

Featuring nationally-recognized research programs in an array of disciplines, the education and research of chemistry on campus spans traditional and emerging areas across all subfields.
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Climate Change

A global leader in the study of climate change, our campus features faculty experts working across disciplines to understand the intersections of ecosystems, energy, human health and sustainable development and their collective environmental impact.
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Computer Science

Among the best programs in the nation, Maryland's computer science department empowers creative, critical analysis in academic and research pursuits across a number of specializations.
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Education

Providing opportunities that develop students into leaders in education, the College of Education prepares students to transform lives through hands-on teaching, research, policy, counseling, school administration, and education specialist positions.
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Engineering

Maryland Engineering serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the grand challenges of the 21st century.
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Fire Protection Engineering

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Humanities

Representing a range of disciplines examining society, Maryland's humanities experts generate deep insights into the multi-faceted people and cultures of the world past and present.
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Information Science

Expanding the frontiers of how information and technology are accessed, the school combines principles of the field with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve interfaces, and expand how information is used throughout society.
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Journalism

Consistently ranked among the world's top journalism schools, Merrill College excels through rigorous reporting, research and analytical skills, a commitment to ethics, and an appreciation for the First Amendment’s key role in a free society.
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Natural Sciences

Preparing the next generation of scientific leaders, natural sciences investigates all aspects of our world to accelerate solutions to the grand challenges of our time and forge diverse, inclusive communities where equity is relentlessly pursued.
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Public Health

Maryland is home to cross-disciplinary experts working to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender health disparities and to respond to global health issues. We are exploring the intersection of public health and technology, policy and the built environment.
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Public Policy

Focused on developing innovative leaders in the art of policy and governance, advancing the frontiers of applied interdisciplinary knowledge, and promoting local, national and global public good, the School of Public Policy analyzes all aspects of policy.
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Quantum Science

At the forefront of quantum research and innovation, UMD is committed to becoming the Capital of Quantum. Our experts, including a Nobel laureate, have worked across all several disciplines for over 30 years to advance our world's future.
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Social Justice

At Maryland, we are focused on tackling the social challenges of our time, from racial and social inequality to health disparities. Guided by social justice principles, UMD cultivates a vibrant learning and working community for all members.
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Social Sciences

At Maryland, our experts are analyzing racial and social inequality, exploring the intersections of gender, work and family, strengthening police-civilian relations and studying social movements, activism and protests. Plus so much more.
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