Academic Catalog 2012-2013

This catalog supersedes The Academic Catalog 2011-2012.


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.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

St. Mary’s College of Maryland does not discriminate or condone discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender/gender identity and expression, 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 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., requires the College not discriminate in such a manner.  Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence.   Examples of the types of conduct prohibited includes but is not limited to the following examples:  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.  Our Title IX coordinator’s information can be found here:

Melvin McClintock

Assistant Director of Human Resources/AA/EEO Officer

Glendening Hall 170, 18952 E. Fisher Road, Saint Mary’s City, MD  20686


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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