Students are responsible for completing all of the requirements under one particular catalog. A student’s catalog is determined by the academic year that the student entered St. Mary’s College. The catalog for transfer students (from Maryland public institutions) may be determined by the date that they first began their degree-seeking studies at another public institution in Maryland. Any student may elect to change to a newer catalog by completing a form with the Office of the Registrar. A student may petition the Academic Policy Committee if s/he wishes to follow an earlier catalog.
Addendum to the 2016-17 Catalog
Areas of Study
Italic = Minor only
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 2011. 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.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland does not discriminate or condone discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender/gender identity and expression of color, religion, creed, age, genetic information, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or marital status.
The College also does not discriminate on the basis of sex and the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., requires the College not discriminate on the basis of sex. Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Examples of the types of conduct prohibited include but are not limited to the following: non-consensual sexual penetration, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual exploitation and/or examples found in the College’s sexual harassment policy.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX coordinator or to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.
Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
Glendening Hall 254, 18952 East Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Reservation of the Right to Modify
The College reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings, tuition, fees, other charges, or any other contents of this catalog at any time without published notice and without liability. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of the catalog, inaccuracies may occur. Any comments or questions regarding the catalog should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
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 Education 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.