Academic Catalog 2010-2011


This catalog supersedes The Academic Catalog 2009-2010.


St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of College and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104; Telephone: 215-662-5606. SMCM was first accredited in November 1959; its latest re-accreditation was June 2005.

The programs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland have been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the education of veterans and other eligible dependents.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or special disabled veteran and Vietnam era veteran status in the administration of employment and educational policies, or in any other program or activity. St. Mary’s does not condone harassment of any kind against any individual because of age, citizenship, color, disability national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Such harassment would be clearly in conflict with the interests and purposes of the College as an educational community and in many cases with provision of law. Inquiries concerning the College’s responsibility may be directed to the Affirmative Action Office.

Reservation of the Right to Modify:

The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student, or between the College and the parents of a student. The College reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time, but not to make such changes retroactive. While all efforts are made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of this catalog, the regulations and policies of the College are not changed by typographical or other errors.

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Public law 101-542, St. Mary’s College of Maryland will make available, upon request, a report on graduation rates and/or public safety.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):

In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), disclosure of student information, including financial and academic, is restricted. Release of information other than “directory information” to anyone other than the student requires a written consent from the student.

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