Prospective Students

Prospective Students

You don't have to get your hands dirty to be an agriculturalist or resource scientist.

Our programs take you from the classroom straight to the lab - complete with the latest research tools and experiments funded by state and national partners. Students across our 32-plus areas of study work with faculty as they test new theories on campus and at five research and education centers in Maryland.

Whether developing safer, more efficient technologies for the food industry, creating new bio-energy systems or crossbreeding wheat genes to find heartier varieties, science will be your guide. Consider it good preparation for med or vet school. And if you like getting dirty, we can make that happen too.

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Making a Decision

Programs of Study

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers nine major programs and a multiple of concentrations/programs of study. Interested in veterinary medicine? AGNR has programs tailored just for you.

Financial Aid

Be sure to check out the Catherine M. Brinkley Fund exclusively for AGNR students who are Maryland residents.


Whether you're looking for scholarships or loans, AGNR has you covered. We've collected a variety of resources on applying for aid, as well as an extensive list of outside scholarships. 

Request Information

Start by reading the viewbook, to learn more about all the places AGNR can take you. If you have questions, you can request more information.



You’ve done your research and explored your options. Once you’re familiar with the application requirements and deadlines, complete your UMD application.

Contact a Student Ambassador

You may need to get more info or insider's opinion, talk to a student ambassador.