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 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you are a prospective student, check out this Facebook page to learn more about CMNS majors, events, and students! Fill out our academic interest form here: https://go.umd.edu/cmns-prospective-students
Step 2: Find out about our undergraduate programs!
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)
Immersive Media Design (virtual open house presentation)
Mathematics (virtual open house presentation)
Neuroscience (virtual open house presentation)
Physics (virtual open house presentation)
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)
- How did you decide that the University of Maryland was the school for you?
- How do you make friends at a big university like UMD?
- How would you describe UMD students?
- Do CMNS majors have time for a social life?
- What course in CMNS has been your favorite so far and why?
- How do you handle academic pressure and competition?
- How do you interact with your professors?
- How large are your classes?
- How does CMNS support students, especially in tough classes?
- How did you get through your toughest class?
- How did you find a research or internship opportunity?
- Are you in the same major you declared as an incoming freshman? Is it hard to change majors?
- How hard is it to be a double major or have a minor? How do you fit it all in?
- Did you use your AP/IB credits for major-related courses, and did you feel prepared for the classes you entered?
- How does CMNS prepare students for medical school?
- What computer sciences languages do majors learn? Do they learn how to succeed in coding interviews?
- Can CMNS majors study abroad?
- What is the coolest thing you've taken part in as a UMD student?
- What have you learned about yourself during college?
- If you could change one thing about UMD, what would it be?
You can also reach out to an advisor in your prospective major
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science/Tim Canty and Alexandra Jones
BSCI: CEBG and MICB/David Straney
BSCI: GENB/Tammatha O'Brien
BSCI: PHNB and ECEV/Reid Compton
Chemistry & Biochemistry/Michael Montague-Smith or Bonnie Dixon
Computer Science/Advising Team
ENSP: Biodiversity and Conservation/Sara Lombardi
ENSP: Environmental Geosciences and Restoration/John Merck
HHMI Programs (includes BioFIRE and Jump Start)/ Kaci Thompson
Immersive Media Design Advising
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
Immersive Media Design Open House Presentation
BioFIRE Open House Presentation
Pre-Health and Pre-Dental Presentation
Allied Health Presentation
ILS (Integrated Life Sciences) Honors Program Presentation
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
Program Manager, Undergraduate Admissions Counseling and Recruitment