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Change your major to ENSP

TO EXPLORE ENSP:

  • Try ENSP Core courses: ENSP101 and 102; BSCI160/161, GEOG201/211; ECON200; etc.  Many of them fill University requirements.
  • Begin work on ENSP Benchmarks.
  • Identify concentrations that interest you and assess in general terms the number of requirements and/or electives you'll have.
  • Enroll in Math every semester until you have completed your (potential) Concentration requirements. Success in Math and ENSP science courses predicts your long-term happiness and success in this major.
  • Finally, plan to complement your coursework with practical experience, participation in undergraduate research, and off-campus study programs -- especially those that take place outside the mid-Atlantic ecosystem. You cannot learn everything you need to learn in ENSP by books alone!
  • Attend an ENSP Major Change Workshop, which also doubles as an information session for those wanting to learn more about the program!

TO DECLARE ENSP:

1.  ATTEND A (VIRTUAL) ENSP MAJOR CHANGE WORKSHOP (required)

Now that the University has shifted to an online format, in-person workshops have been cancelled. Instead, interested students should do the following:

  1. VIEW the ENSP Major Change Presentation, which includes information about the major, and how to proceed with the major change process.  
  2. COMPLETE the ENSP New Student Survey 
  3. SUBMIT your Courseplan (see #2 below) AND SIGNED benchmark contract
  4. SEND all documents to Ms. Angela Mazur-Gray (abm13@umd.edu)

2.  PLAN OUT YOUR COURSEWORK

  • If you have 40+ credits completed: Please prepare a graduation plan.  Prospective ENSP students with more than 40 credits completed will not be declared into ENSP without a draft graduation plan (for their intended concentration).
  • If you have less than 40 credits completed:  Please prepare a two-semester plan.  Identify concentrations that interest you and assess in general terms the number of requirements and/or electives you'll have.  Use the ENSP lower-level course requirements sheet for Undeclared students.

Many thanks -- We look forward to meeting you!

ADDING ENSP AS A DOUBLE MAJOR:
We welcome students with multiple academic interests!

Before deciding to declare ENSP as a second major, please confirm the depth of your interest by completing the following courses: ENSP101 or ENSP102; MATH 120, 140, or 130; and one of the ENSP Core Lab Sciences. BSCI160/161 and GEOG201/211 have the widest application; however, you can check your intended concentration(s) to see if you would rather choose CHEM131/132 or one of the other Earth Sciences, e.g., AOSC200/201; GEOL120/110; or ENST200, instead.

Remember: You can always take required ENSP courses without having to actually declare the major (most courses in our curriculum are open to all students).  It takes many approaches from all subject areas to solve environmental problems; the ENSP major is only one of them!