The University Senate is set to vote on it by the end of the year.
Three of the four graduation options are in-person.
The panel included journalists and UMD community members.
Six UMD community members considering the change they want to see in their everyday lives and the country as a whole.
The Senate also approved a new concentration for the master of public health program.
These organizations have already witnessed the toll that the pandemic is taking on families struggling to make rent.
Alan Lehman, a professor at this university, said if the measure succeeds in Oregon, it could be applied to other states.
The changes aim to help students understand their own identities and systemic racism, among other issues.
With family on opposing sides, these students weigh in on the challenges of an increasingly hostile political environment.
Both programs will begin next academic year.