The Neuroscience (NEUR) major is a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP). Current University of Maryland (UMD) students who would like to declare NEUR as a major are required to complete the following gateway requirements before applying:

  • MATH135, 140, or 130 with a grade of C- or higher
  • BSCI170 and BSCI171 with grades of C- or higher
  • BSCI160 and BSCI161 with grades of C- or higher
  • CHEM131 and CHEM132 with grades of C- or higher
  • CHEM231 and CHEM232 with grades of C- or higher
  • A minimum grade point average of a 2.7 in all college level coursework is required
NOTE: As we are a new major and still developing coursework, we cannot ensure that students who plan to graduate prior to Spring 2022 will have access to all required courses to complete the major. Although all students who satisfy gateway criteria are eligible, we especially encourage students whose projected graduation date is May 2022 or later to apply for the Neuroscience major.
Interested in exploring more about the Neuroscience major? Learn more about advising for prospective internal transfer students. 

Current UMD students who would like to declare a second major or degree in NEUR must meet the above gateway criteria.

Please note: due to curriculum overlap, students will not be allowed to earn a double major or degree in the following:

  • Neuroscience and Psychology
  • Neuroscience and General Biology
  • Neuroscience and any of the Biological Sciences specializations

After successfully completing the above gateway criteria, students declaring NEUR as a major will undergo the following process:

  1. Submit your LEP application by the appropriate deadline for the NEUR major
  2. After receiving your decision notification:
    1. Await major change instructions from the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences
    2. Complete the Neuroscience Major Change modules on ELMS-Canvas
    3. Complete your graduation plan
    4. Meet with your assigned Neuroscience academic advisor
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09/24/2020 - 11:24 pm