Transferring to Maryland
All transfer students begin as Undeclared students in ENSP in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. After 1-2 semesters of academic adjustment and exploration, you will be ready to declare a concentration.
To prepare for a successful transition:
COMPLETE: Calculus and your basic sciences before coming to Maryland.
- Most concentrations require MATH 120 ("Elementary Calculus," or "Calculus with Applications") but some will require MATH 140 ("Calculus I"). See the guide to Math sequences at Maryland to choose the appropriate course for your interests.
- Students considering science-oriented concentrations should complete BSCI 160/161 and 170/171; CHEM 131/132 and 231/232; and Calculus I and II (MATH140 and 141). They should also consider GEOG 201/211 or GEOL 100/110.
- Students considering policy-oriented concentrations should complete BSCI 160/161, GEOG 201/211 and MATH120.
- Policy students should also explore entry-level courses related to their concentration, e.g., ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GVPT, SOCY, etc.
EXPLORE: Areas of concentration and related careers.
- Then get involved in clubs, volunteer activities, part-time jobs, or internships related to these interests. Practical experience is an important part of learning.