Welcome to Computer Science!
Thank you for your interest in the Computer Science department at the University of Maryland!
This page is geared towards incoming first-year applicants who are interested in applying to the University of Maryland and majoring in Computer Science.
The Department of Computer Science is home to world renowned faculty who work in more than 15 distinct research areas covering both core computer science and many areas of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Computer Science major is a limited enrollment program; this applies to new freshmen, new transfer applicants, and internal transfers changing majors within the University. For more information, please visit the CS LEP Fact Sheet here, and you can find answers to some frequently asked questions here.
For more information regarding the requirements for the major, you can visit the Degree Requirements page here.
Visit the Computer Science Department at UMD
Prospective Student Workshops
Learn more about the Computer Science major at the University of Maryland in a 50 minute information session from academic advisors with an opportunity for a Q&A session with current Computer Science students. The in-person workshops will include a 45 minute walking tour of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering. This Spring's prospective student workshops will occur on Friday 2/23 at 1PM and Friday 4/5 at 1PM. Please note that RSVPs will be necessary, as physical space at the workshops will be limited.
Register here for Prospective Student Workshops: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_aWd9viiTf3Alt9Y
Meeting with a Computer Science Ambassador
Get one-on-one answers to your questions about the Computer Science Department at UMD. We offer 20 minute appointments with our Undergraduate Computer Science Ambassadors. There are in person and online meeting options available. Please note that we can only answer questions about the Computer Science major and not the admissions process.
Sign up for Spring meetings with a Computer Science Ambassador Here! https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_dnfxN5l22ZDBpMq.
Maryland Day - April 29, 2023
Established in 1999, Maryland Day is the University of Maryland's largest community outreach event. Alums, friends, family and neighbors of all ages are invited to campus for a daylong celebration. Come visit the Iribe Center to chat with advisors and Computer Science Ambassadors about the Computer Science major at UMD! We will also be holding a couple of information sessions that align with the information covered in the Prospective Student Workshops.
Resources and Information
If you are a high school student and interested in applying to the Computer Science major at the University of Maryland, please click here.
If you are a current student at the University of Maryland interested in changing your major to Computer Science, please click here.
If you are a transfer student to the University of Maryland and you are interested in pursuing Computer Science, please click here.
If you are a post-bacc student interested in pursuing Computer Science, please click here.
To learn more about other computing-related majors at the University of Maryland click here.