Biological Sciences Program (BSCI)College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
1322 Symons Hall, 301-405-6892
Dr. Joelle Presson, Assistant Dean Academic Undergraduate Programs; Dr. Francisca Saavedra, Assistant Director Biological Sciences Program
The Biological Sciences major is jointly offered by the Departments of Biology, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, and Entomology in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. All Biological Sciences majors complete a common sequence of introductory and supporting courses referred to as the Basic Program. In addition, students must complete an Advanced Program within one of the following specialization areas:
A complete list of specialization area requirements can be found on our website, chembio.umd.edu/undergraduateprograms. Note that the Individualized Studies specialization (BIVS) requires permission of the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs, and involves an approved proposal to do coursework in the College and in other disciplines. Further questions about Biological Sciences can be directed to the Undergraduate Academic Program Office at 301-405-6892.
Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland at Shady Grove
The Biological Sciences Program at the University of Maryland offers a degree program at Universities at Shady Grove. The Biological Sciences Program at Shady Grove offers the Advanced Program courses normally taken in the junior and senior years. More information is available at: chembio.umd.edu/undergraduateprograms/biologicalsciencesprogramatshadygrove.
Program Learning Outcomes
Admission to the Major
The Biological Sciences major is a Limited Enrollment Program. Please see the admission requirements and procedures at:
Requirements for the Major
Advising is mandatory during each pre-registration period for all Biological Sciences majors. All freshmen and new transfer students will be assigned an advisor from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Student Services advising staff. Students will be assigned to a departmental faculty advisor once a basic sequence of courses has been successfully completed. The departmental faculty advisors are coordinated by the following persons for the indicated specialization areas. These coordinating advising offices can be contacted for making appointments with an advisor or for any other information regarding that specialization area.
Outstanding students are encouraged to apply to departmental Honors Programs. Through the Honors Programs students will become actively involved in the ongoing scientific research at the university. Information about these honors programs may be obtained from the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office, 1322 Symons Hall, 301-405-6892.