Welcome to the NASBMIS!
The Natural and Applied Sciences, Business, Management, and Information Sciences unit (NASBMIS) is housed on the east side of the Takoma Park / Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College. The NASBMIS unit consists of four departments, 50 full time faculty and staff and numerous part-time instructors that are dedicated to serving over 8000 students a semester. We enthusiastically put the success of our students first! The unit is largely supportive in mission, providing students with general education opportunities and core courses required for Allied Health, Business, and Computer related programs.
The NASBMIS unit is growing, especially in the physical science and mathematics areas, reflecting continued student interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields. Over the last year, we crafted corporate partnerships with regional businesses like Accenture and Discovery Communications and strengthened previously established relationships with organizations like Silver Spring Green. The unit is also home to the Montgomery College Planetarium. Our community partnership with MCPS and other schools from the metropolitan region continues through their use of the planetarium to educate our future students on the solar system and beyond. We present monthly planetarium shows for the general public because we believe that learning should be a lifelong experience.
For our students, NASBMIS operates three instructional learning centers (Science Learning Center (SN 100), Mathematics Learning Center (P1 100) and BMIS learning center (P2 222) with access to science equipment, computers, and free, peer and faculty tutorial support.
Our Biology department (SN 224) offers courses for the life science major and non-science major alike. Students considering careers in the health sciences or research should usually begin with BI 107 Principles of Biology. Non-majors should consider taking BI 101 General Biology or one of our many general education courses (i.e. BI 104 Understanding Viruses, BI 105 Environmental Biology, BI 130 Human Body). Several biology courses have associated honors modules enabling registered students to complete an additional research project. Students may want to join the Biology Club.
The department of Physical Sciences (SN 310) houses six different disciplines, the largest being chemistry and physics. Several chemistry and physics courses offer the opportunity for honors research. Students can take courses ranging from Principles of Chemistry I through Organic Chemistry II. Our physics program has expanded to better serve our students. Students may now take physics courses through Physics III. Interested in the stars? Consider astronomy as a general education elective as this department is home to the Montgomery College Planetarium. The department also offers courses in engineering, geology and geography. The Science club is based out of this department.
The Mathematics department is our largest department serving students of all mathematical abilities from preparatory math (MA 094) through advanced calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. Housed in MP 240, the department boasts the success of its Math Club students at mathematics competitions throughout the state and mid-Atlantic region.
The department of Business, Management, and Information Sciences (BMIS) offers courses in the disciplines of business (BA), management (MG), accounting (AC), paralegal studies (LA), computer applications (CA), & computer science (CS). Partnerships with Accenture and Discovery Communications provide students with unique opportunities such as having discussions of real-world business and management situations with corporate executives and the possibility of corporate internships.
The NASBMIS is experiencing a wonderful growth and we invite you to take full advantage of our top-notch academic
and cultural offerings. Thanks for stopping by our website.
Dr. James Sniezek
Interim Instructional Dean
Science South 120A 240-567-1408
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus