College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Undeclared in ENSP

All incoming ENSP students begin as "Undeclared in ENSP" in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where they explore concentrations and careers; internships, and campus activities.  Your advisor will help you choose courses that help you explore your interests while keeping options open. Students must meet for advising at least once each semester, but may meet as often as they wish.

During this time students complete: 

  • ENSP "Core" courses -  the lower-level level courses (required for all ENSP majors) that help students confirm their interest and identify possible areas of concentration to declare.

ENSP "core" classes include:

  • ENSP Math requirements - by enrolling in Math each semester until requirements have been met.
  • ENSP Benchmarks
  • Beginning coursework in concentration(s) of interest (many overlap with UMD General Education requirements!)

At 40 credits completed, students develop a "graduation plan" and declare their concentration

  • Students may request a one-semester extension to confirm their interests, if needed.
  • Students with numerous AP credits may also request an extension.
  • Students who wish to declare ENSP who already have more than 40 credits completed must have a graduation plan in-hand at the time of their meeting with Angela. 



Ms. Angela Mazur-Gray
Assistant Director, Environmental Science & Policy
(301) 405-5301
0216 Symons Hall
You can make an appointment online by clicking HERE.
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