You can complete most UMGC undergraduate degrees without purchasing textbooks, thanks to electronic resources that are available at no cost, are immediately available through your online classroom, and are always up to date.

Course Materials for Undergraduate Classes

Depending on the course, these open educational resources may include electronic textbooks, lectures, websites, and selected documents and media. Program chairs and faculty members have customized these materials to be more relevant to your course and to include the latest industry information.

Online classes: A few select online courses do require the use of specific software or content that cannot be accessed at no cost, particularly CMIT courses. When you register for an online course, check the required course materials listed in the current class schedule to determine whether you will need to purchase any course materials.

On-site classes: Most of your on-site classes will use no-cost electronic resources or the textbook will be automatically provided to you during your first class. Additionally, lab manuals or kits required for an on-site class will be automatically provided during your class session. You are not required to order these materials. However, you may be required to purchase materials from an online vendor in some CMIT courses.

  • CMIT courses: Certifications require purchasing the testing materials.

    • Visit TestOut

    • Click the Purchase link at the top of the page

    • Enter Price Code: 14-344TA

CMIT 202:

TestOut PC Pro

CMIT 265:

TestOut Network Pro

CMIT 320:

TestOut Security Pro

CMIT 350:

TestOut Routing and Switching Pro

CMIT 369:

TestOut Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage

CMIT 370:

TestOut Server Pro 2016: Networking

CMIT 371:

TestOut Server Pro 2016: Identity

CMIT 391:

TestOut Linux Pro

Social work classes: Most of the Salisbury University (SU) social work classes (SOWK) require students to purchase textbooks. You will find a listing of required SU course materials and be able to purchase them in webText Europe.

Course Materials for Graduate Classes

You can complete your UMGC graduate degree without paying for a single textbook. We’ve replaced nearly every textbook for graduate courses with no-cost electronic resources. As with undergraduate course materials, these electronic resources are tailored to each course and are immediately available through your online classroom. Students enrolled in the Salisbury University Master of Social Work may be required to purchase a textbook.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) classes: Most of the Salisbury University MSW classes require students to purchase textbooks. You will find a listing of required MSW course materials for purchase in webText Europe.