As a student pursuing a healthcare or science degree at University of Maryland University College, you may be interested in a fulfilling career in a healthcare field or caring for the planet by studying environmental management. Find out how a UMUC education helped past and current students make a difference in their communities.
Victoria Kelly felt at home with her peers at UMUC. Her learning community consisted of students with children, military veterans, and those already established in their careers. When fellow learners took the time to ace a research paper, Victoria knew that they really wanted to be there.
I wanted to expand my career horizon, but I needed skills like project management to be able to expand into bioinformatics, where computers are used to process biological information, or environmental areas like plant growth.
Not only has my coursework helped me better satisfy my current clients' needs, I am also increasingly being contacted within my company to help satisfy clients on similar projects. In a recent security audit, I was much more prepared and able to improve our documentation. We easily passed the audit.
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 healthcare and science clubs and organizations.
Environmental Management Club
The Environmental Management Club offers its members opportunities to communicate with professionals in environmental management during monthly seminars. The club hosts discussions on how students can help preserve the environment, displays job openings and suggestions on how students can enter the field, and provides feedback to student questions about the environmental management major. The club organizes several activities, including a newsletter committee and the P3 grant competition.
Health Informatics and Information Management Leaders of Tomorrow Club
The Health Informatics and Information Management Leaders of Tomorrow Club is a student- and alumni-led organization where members will receive professional guidance and support from the university and program faculty. Members will receive benefits including mentorship, networking, professional development, career coaching, research, volunteer and service opportunities, as well as other opportunities to enhance the knowledge and career advancement of its members.
This club is open to all students and alumni of the Master of Science in Health Informatics Administration program as well as other students who are interested in the program.
The Nursing Club is a student- and alumni-led group where members can collaborate and share information on resources, scholarships, and career opportunities. Students and alumni are encouraged to network with one another and discuss topics that are of interest to the nursing community.
This club is only open to students and alumni of the nursing for registered nurses bachelor's degree program.
Psychology Association for Students
UMUC's Psychology Association for Students hosts guest speakers who discuss various psychology topics, careers in the field, and UMUC resources for students. The club provides a unique "classifieds" listing, where students can find ways to become involved, including working with professors on research. The club hosts conferences, where students can post questions to faculty and staff. Finally, members partake in discussions on graduate schools and careers in psychology.
Sigma Phi Omega
Sigma Phi Omega is a national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. It was established in 1980 to recognize excellence among students studying gerontology and aging and to acknowledge the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The society provides a much-needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served. Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology and aging studies and related fields.
Student membership in Sigma Phi Omega is open to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in gerontology and aging services, social science majors focusing on gerontology, and students in related fields with an interest in aging.
You must be in at least your second term of enrollment at UMUC, have completed a minimum of 12 credits, and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3.
Social Science and Gerontology Club
This club provides its members information and resources on careers and graduate school in social science-related fields. Group activities include discussions on how members can help the community. Periodically, the club hosts guest speakers with backgrounds in a variety of social science disciplines.
Upsilon Phi Delta
Upsilon Phi Delta is the national academic honor society of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
The purposes of Upsilon Phi Delta are to
Elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally educated women and men in health administration and leadership
Recognize and encourage scholarship in healthcare administration
Recognize students who achieve distinction in healthcare administration studies in universities and colleges
Provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing a degrees in healthcare administration
Motivate academic excellence in students studying healthcare administration
Membership is open to students pursuing a major in health services management. To be eligible, UMUC undergraduate students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and at least 18 credits of health services management coursework, with a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher in those courses.
Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta is limited to individuals who are actively pursuing their graduate degrees in UMUC's health care administration program, meet the national eligibility standards of a minimum grade-point average of 3.5, have completed 18 credits, and are invited to become a member of the collegiate chapter.