Prospective Students

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 students 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.

Effective Fall 2019 the Computer Science major is a limited enrollment program; this applies to new freshmen, new transfer students, and internal transfers changing majors within the University. For more information please visit the CS LEP FAQ 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.

Fall 2022 Dates

October 28, 2022 from 11:00am - 1:00pm (Incoming First Year Student Focus)

 

November 11, 2022 from 11:00am - 1:00pm (Incoming External Transfer Student Focus)

No additional workshops will be offered for the Fall 2022 semester. Check back for Spring 2023 dates!

 

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 will be 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.

No additional meetings will be offered for the Fall 2022 semester. Check back for Spring 2023 dates!

Resources and Information

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.