At University of Maryland University College, we are committed to saving you time and money by reducing or eliminating the need to purchase textbooks and other course materials.
Course Materials for Undergraduate Classes
You can complete most UMUC undergraduate degrees without purchasing textbooks, thanks to electronic resources that are available at no cost, are immediately available through your online classroom, and are always up to date.
Depending on the course, these open educational resources may include electronic textbooks, lectures, websites, and selected documents and media. Program chairs and faculty members have customized these materials to be more relevant to your course and to include the latest industry information.
- Online classes: A few select online courses do require the use of specific software or content that cannot be accessed at no cost, particularly CMIT courses. When you register for an online course, check the required course materials listed in the current class schedule to determine whether you will need to purchase any course materials.
- On-site classes: Most of your on-site classes will use no-cost electronic resources or the textbook will be automatically provided to you during your first class. Additionally, lab manuals or kits required for an on-site class will be automatically provided during your class session. You are not required to order these materials. However, you may be required to purchase materials from an online vendor in some CMIT courses.
Course Materials for Graduate Classes
You can complete your UMUC graduate degree without paying for a single textbook. We’ve replaced nearly every textbook for graduate courses with no-cost electronic resources. As with undergraduate course materials, these electronic resources are tailored to each course and are immediately available through your online classroom.