Centers & Programs


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Explore the 10 centers and programs housed within CLA.

Advising & Academic Services
Our Advising & Academic Services enhance the student experience by supplying the support, resources, and education necessary to help students participate in CLA, UMD, and the broader community as confident, independent learners.

Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration
The Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration is dedicated to informing and educating people about the Holocaust, its victims, causes, consequences, lessons, and memory.

Center for Community & Regional Research
The Center for Community & Regional Research is actively supporting several excellent research projects that will have a direct impact on the community!

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Shoah, other genocides and current forms of mass violence.

Center for Sustainable Community Development
Our Center for Sustainable Community Development helps communities achieve their environmental, social and economic sustainable development goals

Interdisciplinary Studies Program
CLA offers a unique major in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program that is individually designed; students work with faculty advisers to create a field of study involving courses from several departments.

Royal D. Alworth Jr., Institute for International Studies
The Alworth Institute aims to promote knowledge and understanding of both topical, and enduring, international and global issues among students, staff and the community served by UMD.

Technology Programs
CLA's Technology Programs continue its tradition of instituting technology initiatives which enhance students' educational experience, skills, and professional training.