The College of Natural and Mathematical
Sciences supports an impressive number of undergraduate students
who are enrolled in nine undergraduate programs at UMBC.
The emphasis on research experiences as significant instructional
opportunities enables many UMBC undergraduates to work
side-by-side with faculty, post docs, graduate students
and other personnel using state-of-the-art equipment
and testing various hypotheses. Emphasis on interdisciplinary
collaboration enhances the undergraduate educational
experience at UMBC and allows students to test the waters
for future career and post baccalaureate educational
and Molecular Biology (B.S.)
and Computational Biology (B.S.)
Sciences (B.A. and B.S.)
NATURAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry Education - Biochemistry Track (B.A.) or Physical Chemistry Track (B.A.)
Physics Education (B.A.)
For more information about UMBC Majors or Programs, please visit: http://www.umbc.edu/undergraduate/majors/
For information about UMBC Admissions or
to apply online, please visit: http://www.umbc.edu/undergraduate/apply_now/
There are student groups organized to
support CNMS undergraduates. These groups, which meet regularly, are
student directed and focused on the interests of student members. For
additional information, visit the websites:
Biology Council of Majors (BioCOM)
American Chemical Society Student Affiliates at UMBC (ACS)
Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma
CNMS Departments host several excellent summer research training opportunities
that attract top undergraduates from UMBC and schools nationwide.
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing - an eight week program in high performance computing supported by the National Science Foundation. Students work in teams on projects brought in by high caliber researchers from academia and industry, closely supported by experienced graduate students and faculty members in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting (CIRC) at UMBC.
Program Directors: Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal and Dr. Matthias Gobbert
Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology (CRESST) Summer Internship Programs
a ten week program of research experiences guided by mentors at NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md. CRESST Associate Program Director: Dr. Ian George
The Summer Biomedical Training Program (SBTP) is funded by
and The Leadership Alliance.
Program Director: Dr. Michael Summers
Associate Director: Justine Johnson
For information about other summer opportunities near and far, visit the links on the Office of Undergraduate Education website. Please be sure to investigate all information provided, especially program deadlines, as this information frequently changes.
Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) at UMBC, a federally-funded preeminent undergraduate research training program for select undergraduate juniors and seniors who plan to pursue Ph.D. degrees and careers in the biomedical sciences or mathematics.
Director: Dr. Lasse Lindahl, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences.
Assistant Director: Ms. Taifa Hibbert
Each year, undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Many attendees are scholars with the MARC and Meyerhoff Programs at UMBC.
The 2009-2010 academic year was the third and final year of the CCCSTEP at UMBC. This initiative helped to provide the foundation for two collaborative STEM transfer student success grants that have been awarded to UMBC from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.