UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study entry into the workforce and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science engineering information technology human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives workforce training K-16 partnerships and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity social responsibility and lifelong learning.