To reduce CMNS' carbon footprint in our participation in open house events, campus visit days, and other events for prospective students and families, we have created this Virtual Folder to include helpful websites, links, and resources. By following these steps, we hope that you find out more about what it's like to be a CMNS Terp!

Step 1: Stay connected!

Are you on social media? So are we! Check us out on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. If you are a prospective student, check out this Facebook page to learn more about CMNS majors, events, and students!

Step 2: Find out about our undergraduate programs!

Click to download a PDF that describes the CMNS undergraduate majors.

Astronomy (virtual open house presentation)
Atmospheric & Oceanic Science (virtual open house presentation)
Biological Sciences (virtual open house presentation)
Chemistry & Biochemistry (video answers to FAQs)
Computer Science (virtual open house presentation) (Women in Computing presentation)
Environmental Science and Policy: Biodiversity and Conservation
Environmental Science and Policy: Environmental Geosciences and Restoration

Geology (virtual open house presentation)
Mathematics (virtual open house presentation)
Neuroscience (virtual open house presentation)
Physics (virtual open house presentation)

Health Professions Advising Office
(pre-med/dent virtual open house presentation) (allied health open virtual open house presentation)
Terrapin Teachers (video)
University Career Center @ CMNS

Hear directly from our students answers to these frequently asked questions

(Watch the entire video here or get answers to specific questions by clicking the links below)

To find out why more students chose to attend UMD to study Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, click here.

You can also reach out to an advisor in your prospective major



Atmospheric and Oceanic Science/Tim Canty

Astronomy/Melissa Hayes-Gehrke

BSCI: CEBG and MICB/David Straney

BSCI: GENB/Bretton Kent

BSCI: PHNB and ECEV/Reid Compton

Chemistry & Biochemistry/Michael Montague-Smith

Computer Science/Advising Team

ENSP: Biodiversity and Conservation/Sara Lombardi

ENSP: Environmental Geosciences and Restoration/John Merck

Geology/John Merck

HHMI Programs (includes BioFIRE and Jump Start)/ Kaci Thompson

Mathematics/Ida Chan

Neuroscience/Advising Team

Physics/Tom Woycheck-Gleason and Logan Anbinder

Terrapin Teachers/Anisha Campbell


 Step 3: Watch our open house presentations!

CMNS Open House Presentation                    


Biological Sciences Open House Presentation

Computer Science Open House Presentation


Physics Open House Presentation

Astronomy Open House Presentation

Chemistry & Biochemistry Q&A Session

Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

Mathematics Open House Presentation

Geology Open House Presentation

Neuroscience Open House Presentation

BioFIRE Open House Presentation

 Pre-Health and Pre-Dental Presentation

Allied Health Presentation

 ILS (Integrated Life Sciences) Honors Program Presentation

 Terrapin Teachers


Step 4: Stay informed on current CMNS happenings!

Our News & Events page will keep you up-to-date with articles and news clips.


Step 5: Utilize your resources!

The links on the left sidebar should help you find out more information about the admissions and enrollment process. Our goal is to support you in any way that we can!

Have further questions? Please contact:
Ms. Eden M. Garosi, Class of 1996
Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions Counseling and Recruitment