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UDC Bertie Backus Campus is now the University of the District of Columbia Lamond-Riggs Campus. The Board of Trustees approved it on April 25 to recognize the historic neighborhood while aligning the UDC Campus's name with the site. Learn more here >> bit.ly/45g7Ueq pic.twitter.com/SnWKG1CFCH
Colleges & Schools
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) develops creative leaders through an environment conducive to learning and research where experiential learning culture is practiced and promoted. In recent years, SEAS has received numerous research grants from federal agencies, with the ongoing grants in 2022 amounting to an estimated $35 million. The School has established programs with several companies in the region. Graduates are prepared for high-demand careers in engineering and computer science and recruited regularly by companies nationwide. UDC is one of only four universities in the nation’s capital providing ABET-accredited undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in engineering and computer science.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) endeavors to be an inclusive space built on diversity, multiculturalism and equity while respecting the ideals of cultural pluralism. The College’s 24 academic programs and complementary extracurricular activities are responsive to the many constituencies of the District of Columbia and resonate with students in communities around the globe. They provide models for translating the interactions and problem-solving work of the classroom, lab and community to the global world. The evolving design of arts and sciences education at UDC centers the study, integration and application of the arts and humanities and social, behavioral, natural and learning sciences to demonstrate how the “greater good” is underpinned through the academic experience. The College strives to be a place of understanding and continuous dialogue regarding inclusivity, affinity and intersectionality. Within CAS, UDC’s diverse community is represented across broad continua of orientation, origin, perspective and social context.
The University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) is a vibrant and energetic place to study and learn. Associate degree programs are designed to cultivate the intellectual ability of students, develop their knowledge and skills, and prepare them to think critically, analytically and creatively. The Career Technical & Education (CTE) programs combine academic and technical training to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today’s workforce.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) prepares students to become adaptive, innovative and ethical leaders with a global perspective and real-world solutions to issues that challenge public and private organizations. SBPA prepares students for the dynamic and complex world of business. The guiding educational philosophy is to deliver the pertinent knowledge for successful leadership acumen by integrating the knowledge from various disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management into a meaningful whole. SBPA combines theory with a practical and pragmatic approach to form an effective and efficient utilization of resources. Careful attention is given to the increasing importance of resource scarcity and an understanding of the global environment in which the business community operates. The School is AACSB-accredited, with a focus on global outreach, experiential learning and leadership development.
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, URBAN SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) offers research-based academic and community outreach programs that improve the quality of life and economic opportunity of people and communities in the District of Columbia, the nation and the world. CAUSES embodies the land-grant tradition of UDC. In addition to offering innovative academic programs in architecture, urban sustainability, health education, nursing and nutrition and dietetics, and an innovative doctoral program in urban leadership and entrepreneurship, CAUSES offers a wide range of community education programs through its land-grant centers: (1) The Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education, (2) The Center for Sustainable Development and Resilience, which includes the Water Resources Research Institute, and (3) The Center for Nutrition Diet and Health, which includes the Institute of Gerontology.
DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW
The David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law), the District of Columbia’s only public law school and one of only six law schools at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), is committed to the practice of law in the public interest, providing countless hours of legal services to low-income residents each year through the law school’s legal clinics and multifaceted set of experiential programs. With one of the most robust student clinical requirements of any U.S. law school, UDC Law’s No. 5-ranked clinical program (2023 U.S. News & World Report) provides students the opportunity to gain experience in direct representation and policy advocacy. These commitments have earned UDC Law a No. 2 ranking by Law.com (2019) for government and public interest job placement. UDC Law also boasts a significant representation of women, people of color and older students, with top-ten rankings from Princeton Review (2022) for greatest resources for women (No. 9), minorities (No. 2) and older students (No. 1).