Students applying to the University of Maryland (UMD) from other institutions apply to Limited Enrollment Programs (LEPs) through the general application for admission to the University by indicating their major of interest. Students are first reviewed for admission to the University, and then, if admitted, are reviewed for admission to LEP majors such as Neuroscience (NEUR) based on LEP standards.
We encourage you to speak with applymaryland [at] umd.edu (UMD Undergraduate Admissions) should you have further questions regarding the admissions process. You may also refer to the LEP website for additional information.
Students transferring to UMD from another institution can designate NEUR as their intended major on their transfer application to UMD. In order to be directly admitted into the NEUR major, all of the following gateway requirements must be completed 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
If a student is transferring to UMD and has not completed the above gateway requirements before transferring, the student will not be directly admitted into the NEUR major. However, the student can transfer to UMD, complete the gateway requirements, and then change their major to NEUR.
All LEP guidelines are available online on the LEP website.
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
Prospective students who would like to meet with an advisor regarding transferring to UMD are encouraged to contact the Pre-Transfer Advising Office. Pre-Transfer Advising assists prospective transfer students with academic planning, including selecting coursework, identifying remaining major and general education requirements, and estimating time to UMD graduation.
Please contact Pre-Transfer Advising to meet with an advisor or for additional information.