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Choose from a wide array of quality programs designed to help you meet your professional and personal goals—be it a new career, expanding your knowledge base, or exploring a new hobby.  Search our program finder or explore below.

 

Our six Guided Pathways will lead you to a rewarding career or prepare you for transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

Art and Humanities
Art and Humanities

Do you have a flair for working with people? Is your creative side your dominant side? Or do you just love history? The Arts and Humanities Pathway might be just the thing for you.

Business and Information Systems
Business and Information Systems

Interested in a career in business or information systems? Move quickly beyond the basics and directly into the most relevant courses at CSM.

Education and Public Service
Education and Public Service

Whether your interests lie in education or criminal justice, the Education and Public Service Pathway could be the right path to get you started on your career!

Health
Health

The Health Pathway can take you to a career in the medical professions. Start work right away with an associate’s degree, or get the foundation you need for your next steps.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The STEM Pathway includes a wide variety of professions ranging from cybersecurity and IT to engineering and computer science to the natural sciences.

Trades, Transportation, and Energy
Trades, Transportation, and Energy

With the Trades, Transportation, and Energy Pathway, you can get both theory and hands-on training for a lucrative career.

 

Students can choose from more than 100 quality academic programs including an expanding array of associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.

 

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School of Liberal Arts

The School of Liberal Arts empowers students in their personal, academic, and professional lives by expanding their knowledge of the human experience in all its many forms and developing their capacities for creativity, critical thinking, and communication.

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School of Professional and Technical Studies

The School of Professional and Technical Studies empowers students in their personal, academic, and professional lives by expanding their knowledge of business, engineering, mathematics, and technology.

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School of Health and Science

The School of Science and Health empowers students in their personal, academic, and professional lives by expanding their knowledge of life, physical, and health sciences and enhancing their skill in using scientific reasoning and critical thinking.

 

Start learning the skills you need to grow in your job or launch an entirely new career at CSM. You can choose from 17 distinct areas of study and gain the skills, knowledge, or certificates you need to begin or enhance your career.

Workforce Training
Browse All Workforce Training

Get started in a career today with CSM’s Workforce Training where you can get hands-on training and learn job-specific skills with flexible daytime, evening, and weekend classes.

 

Find a new skill or hobby, or polish old ones with CSM’s interest-based classes, workshops, and activities.

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Personal Interests and Hobbies

CSM offers a variety of personal enrichment classes that can fulfill your desire to advance personally. Pursuing personal interests can reveal hidden talents and add excitement to your life. Enjoy life. Enjoy your passions.

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Kids' and Teen College

CSM's Kids' and Teen College offers online classes for children ages five to 17 that will enhance their education and broaden their horizons.

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Wellness, Fitness, and Aquatics

Stay in shape at CSM. From our excellent facilities and equipment, to our fitness, nutrition, and wellness classes, there is always a way to get your blood pumping at CSM.

Real Students WithReal Stories

What makes me most proud to be a CSM alum is being connected to the community. Dream big, understanding that with that dream comes the responsibility of hard work.
Troy D. Berry ‘91
Sheriff, Charles County
CSM Alum
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I started as a full-time student in 1987. It took me a long time to complete my degree; you have a family, a career, you have to work, it's a lot so I took a class here and a class there when I could fit one in…the beauty of the College of Southern Maryland is that you can complete your degree or certificate program at your own pace.
Toni Kruszka '11
Development Coordinator, College of Southern Maryland
CSM Alum
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CSM actually set the foundation for my career…there are many, many opportunities that are offered at CSM without acquiring a lot of debt. As a commissioner I attend graduation; I enjoy shaking every student's hand that graduates or walks across that stage; looking back and saying, ‘this is the legacy that I’ve come from.’
Thomasina Coates ‘87
Charles County Commissioner, District 2
CSM Alum
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I decided the year I turned 40 I was going to pursue my degree. I was a single mom, got busy building my family, but going to school and getting my degree was always so important to me. CSM has really helped me advance my career in ways that I didn't expect...the things that you'll take away are fantastic.
Alisa Casas ‘13
Communications Director, St. Mary’s County Government
CSM Alum
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CSM Hosts Photographer Janet Matthews in a Virtual Event to Discuss Her ‘Tangled’ Exhibit At Hungerford Gallery September 21, 2021 The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) School of Liberal Arts invites the public to meet photographer Janet Matthews in a virtual setting to discuss her current exhibition at CSM’s Hungerford Gallery. During the Sept. 28 event, Matthews will share how she came to capture “Tangled,” a body of work photographed in area woodlands after she survived a medical emergency that had her contemplating life and death.