The college provides many opportunities for learning, teaching, and research in intellectual communities devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship. The following are examples of departments, programs, and units that cross disciplinary boundaries to further academic exchange and broaden exploration and understanding within areas of interest.
- American Studies
- Jewish Studies
- Women’s Studies
Degree & Certificate Programs
- American Studies (M.A., Ph.D.)
- Comparative Literature (Ph.D.)
- Critical Theory (certificate)
- Jewish Studies (certificate, M.A.)
- Women’s Studies (certificate, M.A., Ph.D.)
- East Asian Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Digital Humanities
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Engaging in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry, MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications and data publishing.
UM’s program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) offers research and training opportunities in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. The Language Group in the NACS program spans faculty in the Departments of Linguistics, Hearing and Speech Science, English, Biology, and Computer Science, making one of the largest groups of researchers on the psychology of language in the United States.