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CNMS Departmental Advising Contacts

Each department in CNMS has its own protocol for assigning students to academic advisors, and for notifying students of their assignments.

Biological Sciences (BIOL BA and BIOL BS)

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BIOL major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period (10th day of classes) will be assigned an advisor. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester). A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose BIOL major was not officially declared prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment are considered “newly declared” and do not receive an official advising assignment until the next regular semester (Fall or Spring). However, if they already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office to add the BIOL major, they may be advised within the department as follows:

Students with 30 or fewer earned credits  – Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

Students over 30  earned credits – Contact Ms. Sue LeCompte in the Biological Sciences Department Main Office (BS 480, 410-455-2261) for instructions

 

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BIOC BS)

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BIOC major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period (10th day of classes) will be assigned an advisor. Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester). A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480), the main office for Chemistry & Biochemistry (MEYR 100), and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose BIOC major was not officially declared prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment are considered “newly declared” and do not receive an official advising assignment until the next regular semester (Fall or Spring). However, if they already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office to add the BIOC major, they may be advised within the department as follows:

Students with 30 or fewer earned credits – Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

Students with over 30 earned credits – Contact Dr. Allison Tracy (atracy@umbc.edu, MEYR 109, 410-455-2043)

 

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BINF BS)

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose BINF major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period will be assigned an advisor.  Students are notified of their advising assignment via their UMBC email account in October (Fall semester) and March (Spring semester).  A list of majors with advising assignments is also posted outside the main office for Biological Sciences (BS 480) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose BINF major was not declared prior to the end of Schedule Adjustment but who have already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office must have an assessment of their completion of the BINF Gateway requirements before proceeding with the major.

Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu for an assessment of Gateway requirementsFor Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

 

Chemistry (CHEM BA and CHEM BS) and Chemistry Education (CHED BA)

Each Fall and Spring semester, students whose CHEM major is officially declared by the end of the Schedule Adjustment period will be assigned an advisor.  Students are notified by email when assignments are posted outside the main offices for Chemistry & Biochemistry (MEYR 100) and in the Life Sciences Advising suite (MEYR 140).

Students whose CHEM or CHED major was not officially declared prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment are considered “newly declared” and do not receive an official advising assignment until the next regular semester (Fall or Spring).  However, if they already submitted a Declaration of Major form to the Registrar’s Office to add the CHEM or CHED major, they may be advised within the department as follows:

Students with 30 or fewer earned credits – Contact Mrs. CrosbyMs. Powers, or cnmsadvising@umbc.edu. For Advance Registration advising appointments, sign-up information is posted in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 140.

Students with over 30 earned credits – Contact Ms. Sandy Wilkens in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Main Office for instructions (MEYR 100, 410-455-2491)

 

Mathematics (MATH BA and MATH BS)

Contact Dr. Kalman Nanes (knanes@umbc.edu, Math/Psyc 439, 410-455-2439)

 

Physics (PHYS BS) and Physics Education (PHSE BA)

All newly declared Physics majors (freshmen, transfer students, and continuing UMBC students who are new to the major) and any students without a departmental advisor should contact the department’s advising coordinator, Dr. Terrance Worchesky (dr.worchesky@umbc.edu, PHYS 217, 410-455-2530). Other Physics majors should contact their assigned advisors to make an advising appointment. Students may learn or be reminded who their advisors are by referring to the master list posted outside Room 217 or by contacting Dr. Worchesky.

 

Statistics (STAT BS)

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Stanwyck (estanwy1@umbc.edu, Math/Psyc 404, 410-455-5731)

 

If you are looking for contact information for majors in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or Geography offered by the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems (GES), their department is a part of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), not CNMS. You can find advising contact information for the majors in GES – as well as all other UMBC Academic Departments – on the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising‘s website