Welcome back students!   

Important Information for the Fall 2020 semester

The CMNS advising staff will continue to be key resources for you. As we begin the semester, the CMNS Office of Student Services is available to answer your questions and guide you to the resources you need. Advising services will be held virtually.  Here are some useful links:

Virtual Drop-in Advising Format and Schedule

CMNS Peer Mentors Services will be held virtually beginning Monday, August 31.

Many important transactions can be accomplished online, including those in the list below below:

  • requesting a high credit load for the Fall semester
  • requesting an exception for a time conflict 

Some transactions require review/approval, so we advise you to initiate these as soon as possible.  Additional information and permission for exceptions to policy can be found in the Advising and Academic Planning area (also see the sidebar to the left on this page).How do I declare a major?

Our website also includes information about how to declare a CMNS major or minor, or how to declare a double major or double degree.

If you have questions, please email us at cmnsque@umd.edu or call (301) 405-2080. We wish you a very successful semester!

General information

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences offers nearly 30 academic majors and minors. These academic programs will prepare our students to approach and solve important scientific, global, and societal challenges of the 21st century. Our curricula provide rigorous course work, interdisciplinary approaches among math and science fields, and hands-on learning through laboratory experiences.

We are preparing students leaders who will make an impact—which can begin during their undergraduate studies. Our academic programs provide many opportunities for students to foster their interests in research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Beyond the classroom, our students gain practical experience through mentored research with faculty members on campus, or through internships in a wide range of federal laboratories, research institutes, and private companies in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

Our outstanding students graduate well-prepared to enter top graduate programs across the country, professional schools in the health sciences, or employment in government agencies or the private sector.