Declare a Social Data Science Major

Current UMD students interested in declaring Social Data Science as a primary or secondary major must complete the change of major process. This process is initiated through the TerpEngage student portal, which can be accessed here.

Questions about this process can be directed to sdsc [at]


Academic Advising

Students will work with an iSchool Undergraduate Student Services Advisor as they enter the program. Students will work with an iSchool Advisor for at least one semester in order to complete Mandatory Advising and develop a full academic plan. 

Upon declaring a track in Social Data Sciences students will transition to advising in the Feller Center in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Students must declare a track in Social Date Science by the time they reach 60 credits. 

Students entering into Social Data Science with more than 60 complete credits must declare a track in their first semester. 

Advising questions can be directed to sdsc [at]

Graduating students