Declare a Major

The process to change your major to one of the Bachelor programs we offer is for current University of Maryland undergraduate students only. This process is not instantaneous and should be done in advance of Registration to prevent delays in scheduling.

B.S. in Information Science

Current UMD students interested in declaring Information Science as a primary or secondary major* must complete the following Change of Major process:

  1. Register for and attend an Information Science Information Session.
  2. Students who attend the full information session will receive emailed instructions, documents to review, and a deadline to submit their paperwork. Students who do not attend the full information session will not be permitted to change their major. 
  3. Once the Registration Projection form is signed and complete, email it to infoscicom@umd.edu.
  4. Once your major has been changed, you will receive notice via email, along with advisor recommendations for course registration. If you have any questions, consult an advisor during drop-in advising hours.

*Students wishing to double major or earn a double degree may need additional advising and coordination with the advising office of their other major in order to lift registration blocks.

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B.A. in Technology and Information Design

Current UMD students interested in declaring Technology and Information Design as a primary or secondary major* must complete the following Change of Major process:

  1. Register for and attend an Technology and Information Design Information Session.
  2. Students who attend the full information session will receive emailed instructions, documents to review, and a deadline to submit their paperwork. Students who do not attend the full information session will not be permitted to change their major. 
  3. Once the Registration Projection form is signed and complete, email it to infoscicom@umd.edu.
  4. Once your major has been changed, you will receive notice via email, along with advisor recommendations for course registration. If you have any questions, consult an advisor during drop-in advising hours.

*Students wishing to double major or earn a double degree may need additional advising and coordination with the advising office of their other major in order to lift registration blocks.

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B.S. in Social Data Science

For more information about declaring Social Data Science as your major, please click here.

Freshman Connection, Direct-Admit Transfer and Freshmen Students, Reenrollment/Reinstatement

Freshman Connection students can attend an Information Session by registering below. This will start the major declaration process.

Direct-admit transfer and freshmen students must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office and attend a UMD Orientation.

Students who are applying for Reenrollment or Reinstatement should contact the Student Success Office or email InfoSci@umd.edu for assistance.