The decision was made to ease financial challenges hoisted on students and families by the coronavirus pandemic.
Along with other Big Ten university presidents, Loh has lobbied Congress for a higher education bailout.
It's a way to increase flexibility and decrease the pressure to choose a major, some say.
Black students now make up just over 11 percent of the freshman class.
This university is set to start offering the program in November.
UMD needs to unite to combat austerity in higher education.