University of Maryland

Design, develop, & teach your own course today.

The Student Initiated Courses (STICs) program helps students lead their own courses under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

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We've had STICs in...

  • BMGT - Business and Management
  • BSCI - Biological Sciences
  • CMSC - Computer Science
  • AASP - African American Studies
  • ENST - Environmental Science & Technology
  • IDEA - The Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • GVPT - Government and Politics
  • INST - Information Studies
  • ENME - Mechanical Engineering
  • MATH - Mathematics
  • BCHM - Biochemistry
  • ENSP - Environmental Science & Policy
  • MUSC - Music
  • AART - Art

If you're interested in teaching a STIC in a department not listed here,
reach out to us and we'll see if we can make it work!


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about us.

The Student Initiated Courses (STICs) program at The University of Maryland gives students the opportunity to design, develop, and teach courses on a variety of subjects under the guidance of a faculty advisor. We are a student-run experimental program with support from the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship out of the Office of the Provost. Initial schools and departments at UMD who have partnered with STICs include Computer Science, Business and Management, Mathematics, Music, Environmental Science, and more to come.

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Facilitating a STIC is one of the most rewarding learning opportunities available to undergrads. Any student interested in teaching an undergraduate course can apply to teach an official 1-2 credit class. You and your faculty advisor come up with the course topic, design all the material and assignments, and decide how to deliver the content to the class. Visit apply now to get started.

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