UCSP Course Listing

Medical Terminology (UCSP 198B, 3 Credits)

A study of the principles and elements of medical word building and the basic vocabulary of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Focus is on recognizing, pronouncing, spelling and using the vocabulary of medical terminology. The root words of anatomy, physiology, and pathology; basic anatomical structures; and medical abbreviations are also examined.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention (UCSP 198D, 1 Credits)

An exploration of the underlying causes of drug abuse and contemporary efforts toward drug prevention, control, and rehabilitation. Focus is on a critical analysis of the relevant scientific literature on crime and drug prevention.

Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (UCSP 615, 0 Credits)

(Required within the first 6 credits of graduate study for all new graduate students, except MBA students). An overview of the skills needed for academic and professional success. Focus is on enhancing communication and critical thinking skills. Assignments provide familiarity with tools such as social media and library and information resources. APA style and resources are also addressed.

Basic Information Technology (UCSP 625, 0 Credits)

(Recommended preparation for cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, and digital forensics students who lack a background in the basic configurations of computer hardware and operating systems software.) An introduction to computing. Discussion covers computer systems (including computer hardware and hardware components, computer software, and networks) and the Internet. Privacy and security issues related to computing and Internet use are also introduced.

Essentials of Computer Programming (UCSP 635, 0 Credits)

(Recommended preparation for bioinformatics, data analytics, database technology, and software engineering students with little or no programming experience). An applied approach to creating computer programs. Discussion covers all aspects of basic programming, including variables, arrays, conditions, and input/output.

Structure of Computer Programming (UCSP 636, 0 Credits)

Prerequisite: UCSP 635. (Recommended preparation for bioinformatics, data analytics, database technology, and software engineering students with some programming experience, typically with older languages such as PRG and COBOL.) An applied approach to creating computer programs. Discussion covers aspects of programming related to the structure of the program, including loops, procedures/functions, and leveraging other software libraries/packages.