Centers & Programs


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Explore the 10 centers and programs housed within CLA.

Advising & Academic Services

To 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

Dedicated to informing and educating people about the Holocaust, its victims, causes, consequences, lessons, and memory.

Center for Community & Regional Research

The Center is actively supporting several excellent research projects that will have a direct impact on the community!

Center for Genocide, Holocaust & Human Rights Studies

The purpose of this is to provide resources for a lecture; a seminar; or series of lectures, seminars and presentations, to occur at least once every two years, dedicated to informing and educating people about the Holocaust, its victims, causes, consequences, lessons, and memory. Ignorance about the Holocaust is widespread in America, especially among young people.

Center for Sustainable Community Development

Helping communities achieve their environmental, social and economic sustainable development goals

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

This major is unique because it 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

Aiming 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 continues its tradition of instituting technology initiatives which enhance students' educational experience, skills, and professional training.