College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Prospective Students

Welcome to ANSC at UMD! We are delighted you are interested in our program, and have created some resources to help you explore what we have to offer.

Step 1: All interested students should start by exploring our options, to see which path sparks your interest. Our BS Degree program in Animal Sciences allows students to choose from the following options:

Step 2: Once you get a feel for what we have to offer, you should look at the requirements for the option you are interested in. From there, you can also look at a sample 4-year plan, to see how you might progress through the major. All students entering the major customize their own plan, based on their requirements and interests! You can consult this chart to see recommended courses based on your area of interest. Please note that these courses are suggestions, and that students can select any approved courses to meet these requirements.

Step 3: Come visit us! If you are a student who will be entering UMD as a freshman or transfer, we encourage you to come and visit campus. If you are an internal major change, you should sign up for a Change of Major seminar. Incoming students who are interested in seeing the Campus Farm and talking about our program should contact Hannah Gorrie for information on setting up a time to visit. You can also schedule an appointment by emailing:

For questions regarding Admissions or the admission process, please contact April Brohawn, Assistant to the Dean for Recruitment for the College of AGNR. Students who are ready to confirm their acceptance of admission and looking for their next steps should refer to the Admitted Students page through the Office of Admissions.



Potential Freshmen or Freshmen Connection students can find a variety of resources here to begin planning how to navigate life as an undergraduate!



Transfer students can find information here regarding planning what courses to take prior to entering UMD, as well as how to stay on track with your requirements!

Major Changes within UMD


Details on how students who are already enrolled at UMD can declare the ANSC major.

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