Ready to be a Science Terp? 

  • Join a community of over 7,500 undergraduate Science Terps
  • Choose from a broad list of specialized and interdisciplinary courses across 35 majors and minors
  • Conduct research alongside world-renowned faculty experts
  • Take advantage of our location by pursuing opportunities for research and internships at nearby federal research labs, companies and nonprofits
  • CMNS Career Advisors help students find STEM opportunities through individual meetings and career workshops
  • The CMNS Undergraduate Summer Research, Travel, and Educational Enrichment
    helps to defray costs related to conducting research, traveling to field courses,
    conferences, or other professional summer activities
  • Receive personalized academic advising and support throughout your time here
  • CMNS scholarships you can apply for following your first year as a CMNS major

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Freshman Applicants

Freshman applicants must apply by November 1 to be considered for merit scholarships, living-learning programs, and the First-Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE). Living-learning programs and FIRE provide a small community feel within the larger university setting and offer students academic enrichment and developmental opportunities. See the freshman application checklist and admissions deadlines.

Transfer Applicants

Prospective transfer students who want to find out how their credits will transfer into UMD and which major is the best fit should schedule to meet with a pre-transfer advisor. See the transfer application checklist and admissions deadlines

Limited Enrollment Programs

The following majors in our college are Limited Enrollment Programs: biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, immersive media design and neuroscience. These majors have limited space and, therefore, have more competitive admission criteria beyond the university’s general requirements.

Prospective UMD students should indicate their preferred major when completing their online application for admission. However, your preferred major does not affect your admission to the university. 

Admitted students who select a Limited Enrollment Program as their major are reviewed by the specific program to determine admission to that major. While the majority of students are admitted to their preferred major, some LEP applicants may not be. Students who are admitted to UMD but not their preferred LEP major are placed in Letters & Sciences, where they will work with an advisor to meet the gateway requirements to earn admission to that major. All major decisions are included in the applicant's admission decision letter.

Current Students - Changing Your Major

Visit the Advising and Academic Planning section of the website.