Information for Prospective Students:
Agriculture Forward at Maryland (Ag Forward) is an accelerated program for first-year college students who plan to pursue a career in agriculture and natural resources. Ag Forward students are advised on a curriculum plan that allows them to become degree-seeking after only one year at the IAA. They take many courses that meet both requirements for the Certificate in Applied Agriculture and their desired four-year major. Within four years, completers can earn both a certificate from the IAA and a bachelor's degree from one of the programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR).
If you are a current UMD student and interested in switching into or double majoring/degree with ANSC, please register to attend one of our Virtual Major Change Seminars. You will receive information about our major, and further instruction on how to change into ANSC.
If you have any further questions about this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Planning to transfer to ANSC? Follow these steps!
- Contact the Office of Pre-Transfer Advising for directions
- Review the curriculum worksheets for the major
- Compare your completed courses to the Transfer Credit Evaluation Center to see what you will have credit for
- If you have an associates degree - you do not need to complete individual General Education requirements (exception: Professional Writing [FSPW]).
- Have you AP and IB courses sent to UMD directly from College Board or the International Baccalaureate Program - they won’t be included in your college transcript
*Note: It often takes transfer students 2.5 - 3 years to graduate from our program, as most of our courses are only offered once per year.
Recommended courses to complete at your 2 year institution
- Calculus (MATH120, 130, 140)
- Cellular Biology (BSCI170/171) and Evolutionary Biology (BSCI160/161)
- General Chemistry (CHEM131/132)
*Note: UMD does not accept transfer credit for CHEM272
Have a course that hasn’t been evaluated for equivalency yet?
Courses may be submitted for evaluation using the guidelines provided by the Transfer Credit Center