Prospective Students

Join one of our programs today!

Which major will you choose?

We invite you to contact us today to learn more about what our programs have to offer! We offer three undergraduate degree programs with various concentrations and specializations.

Learn more about the degrees we offer!

What will you learn?

Keywords:

Food, Health, Sustainability, Design, Agriculture, Education, Weeds, Landscapes, Green, Innovative, Horticulture, Plants, Science, Plant Pathology, Fungi, Crops, Biology, Environment, Planning, Management, Growth, Yield, Soils, Town Centers, Viruses, Plant Genetics, CRISPR, Food Safety, and much, much more!

Agricultural Science & Technology

Keywords:

agronomy, environmental horticulture, agricultural education, soil science, greenhouse management, container nursery production, fresh fruit and vegetable production, plant protection, food safety, education

Landscape Architecture

Keywords:

design, urban agriculture, planning, community, sustainable planning, management

Plant Sciences

Key words: 

biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, molecular genetics, pathology, and physiology, business, management, entrepreneurship, design, turfgrass, plant biology, trees and forest ecology, business management, food safety

Ready to apply?

High School Students

Apply to UMD

Admissions to the University of Maryland go through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Admission application forms and deadlines may be obtained at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

Apply today!

Transfer Students & Special Audiences

Transfer to one of our programs!

Admission of transfer students is encouraged. Many community colleges provide courses that can be transferred to one of our programs. We highly encourage you apply by the Fall Admission Priority Application Deadline. Contact as us early as you know you will be applying. The earlier you contact us the sooner we are able to provide you with information tailored to your specific educational background.

Admissions - Apply today!

Useful Tools

  • Transfer Credit Services. A very useful tool for Transfer Students is the Transfer Credit Services website. There you will find the Database of Transfer Credit Evaluations which allows you to see what courses the University of Maryland accepts from community colleges across the country. We only evaluate transcripts of students who have been accepted to the University of Maryland so this database will help you get an idea of where you currently stand.
    Database of Transfer Credit Evaluations

  • General Education. Another useful practice for Transfer Students is to become familiar with the General Program Requirements for Undergraduate Students. First, determine if you fall into CORE or GenEd.
    General Education  GenEd Transfer Policy

  • Pre-Transfer Advising. Check out the Pre-Transfer Advising website that has some useful information for prospective students, admitted students, community college advisors, parents, and a FAQs section.Pre-Transfer Advising

Current UMD Students Interested in Adding/Changing Majors

Changing to or adding one of our majors or minors?

If you are interested in declaring your major to AGST, PLSC, or LARC please sign up for a Change Your Major Workshop offered by the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. 

Change of Major Workshop: Sign up today!

Also, set-up a time to meet with the faculty advisor for that major. If you have additional questions, please email Diana Cortez at dcortez@umd.edu.

Meet with a PSLA advisor!

Student Life

Curious to learn more about the student experience? 

Browse through our Current Students pages to experience what it is like to be one of our students.

Contact us today!

Interested in learning more about our programs? Visit us!

Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture. For a tour of the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, please fill out the form below. We look forward to your visit!

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Contact April Brohawn (abrohawn@umd.edu), Assistant to the Dean for Recruitment, for an appointment to learn about how to join the AGNR family!

University of Maryland Tours. Don’t forget to schedule a campus tour! Also, check out the AGNR Prospective Students page for useful resources including information on financial aid and scholarships. 

Schedule a campus tour  Visit with the College of AGNR

Please provide your information below. Thanks!
Are you currently a UMD student?
Are you currently a UMD student?
Where are you currently going to, or attended, school? Please include name and location. Thanks!
Are you a prospective undergraduate or graduate student?
Are you a prospective undergraduate or graduate student?
For prospective students who intend to complete their first bachelors degree; and/or students desiring to complete a post baccalaureate degree.
For prospective students who intend to complete a post baccalaureate degree, Masters, and/or PhD.
Which topics are you interested in?
Which topics are you interested in?
agronomy, environmental horticulture, agricultural education, soil science, greenhouse management, container nursery production, fresh fruit and vegetable production, plant protection, food safety, education
Agronomic, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Protection (Includes - Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology), Crop Production, Soils, Grain Production, Small Grains, Corn, Soybean, Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rye, Alfalfa, "Feed, Food, Fiber, Fuel", Science, Technology, Crop Physiology, Agronomist, Crop Specialists, Food Production, Pest Management, Agronomy Student, Land Grant, Field Crops, Row Crops, Agroecology, Interdisciplinary, Hay, Silage, Haylage
Agriculture, Extension, Education, Ag Education, Outreach, teachers, FFA
design, urban agriculture, planning, community, sustainable planning, management, community design, urban design, ecological design, creative design, Landscape architecture, Ecological Design Ecological restoration, Natural resources conservation, Green infrastructure, Bioretention, Phytoremediation, Mine reclamation, Green roofs, Living walls, Constructed wetlands, Floodplain restoration, Living shorelines, Streambank stabilization, Greenways, Urban Design, Waterfronts, Plazas, Streetscapes, Community parks, Corporate campuses, Sports complexes, Light rail stations, Green roofs, Urban greenways, Complete streets, Arts districts, Arboreta, Redevelopment zones, Boulevards, Tactical urbanism, Green streets, Creative Design Earthworks, Metal fabrication, Concept and meaning, Lighting design, Materials and methods, Public art, Soundscapes, Digital modeling and visualization, Civic monuments, Form generation, Pop-up parks, Placemaking, Theatrical urban spaces, Community Design, Community response to sea level rise, Cultural resource preservation, Action research, Neighborhood design, Workshops, Urban agriculture, Face-to-face interviews, Participatory design, Crime prevention through environmental design, Healthy cities, Therapeutic landscapes
biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, molecular genetics, pathology, and physiology, business, management, entrepreneurship, design, turfgrass, plant biology, trees and forest ecology, business management, food safety
physiology, growth and development, genetics, genomics, breeding, molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, metabolism, pathology