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Learning at Hood

Where you'll get a more well-rounded understanding of how the world works

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Connecting Real-World Experience

You'll be able to connect what you're learning in the classroom with your experiential opportunities.

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Pursue combined or accelerated degree programs that let you work concurrently toward your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four-plus years.

Exploring Frederick

Downtown Frederick is a short walk from campus where you can experience local shops, restaurants and attractions.

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Hood works cooperatively with many community partners to enhance the quality of life in the region.

Being a Part of our Community

College is about more than books. It’s about expanding your world view, and learning and living with others from different backgrounds, with various interests.

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The Hood Hello

The Hood Hello is more important than ever. You will find a friendly wave or a hello from everyone you encounter on campus, whether you know each other or not.

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Heart, Mind & Hands of an Ally

Featured Stories

Hiba Usmani '22

Hiba Usmani '22 | Chair of the Board Scholar

Q&A Undergraduate Student

Hiba Usmani '22, a biology major and honors student who served as class president and was awarded the Chair of the Board Scholarship, reflects on her time at Hood as she prepares for graduation.

  • Academics
  • Student Engagement
  • Awards
Raquel Zarzuelo García-Parada

International Teaching Assistants Past & Present

Department of Global Languages and Cultures Alumni Faculty

TAs from far and wide share their experiences working with the Department of Global Languages and Cultures at Hood College.

  • Academics
  • Humanities
  • International Students
  • Language & International Studies
  • Alumni Relations
Cheryl Dyson

Doctoral Alumna Focus | Cheryl Dyson, DOL'22

Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools Alumni Graduate School

Cheryl Dyson, DOL'22, was recently appointed superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools. She plans to use the knowledge and skills gained in Hood's organizational leadership doctoral program to serve students, teachers and staff.

  • Academics
  • Education
  • Community Involvement
CCWS Students at Culler Lake

Every Day is Earth Day | Academics Meets Environmental Activism at Hood

Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies Faculty Undergraduate Student

Environmental science and policy majors enrolled in the coastal studies concentration combine research projects with community outreach in the fight against climate change.

  • Academics
  • Experiential Learning
  • Research
  • Natural Sciences
  • Community Involvement
Hodson Science and Technology Center

...and we can't wait to meet you in person