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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Biological Sciences Program (BSCI)

The Universities at Shady Grove, Building 2, room 4082, 301-738-6007
chembio.umd.edu/undergraduateprograms/biologicalsciencesprogramatshadygrove

Dr. Beth Parent Director, Biological Sciences Program, the Universities at Shady Grove
The Major

Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland at the Universities at Shady Grove

The Biological Sciences Program at the University of Maryland offers a degree program in Physiology and Neurobiology (PHNB) at the Universities at Shady Grove.  The Biological Sciences Program at Shady Grove offers the Advanced Program courses normally taken in the junior and senior years.

All Biological Sciences majors complete a common sequence of introductory and supporting courses referred to as the Basic Program. For students matriculating at the Universities at Shady Grove most of these introductory and supporting courses are taken at a community college or at another four-year institution prior to admission to the Biological Sciences Program.  Depending on space available, students who matriculated at College Park may transfer to the Shady Grove Program in their junior year, where they may complete the Advanced Program in Physiology and Neurobiology.

Requirements for the Biological Sciences Major in General Biology (GENB) at Shady Grove

Courses equivalent to these to be taken at an institution that offers lower level course work

I.  General Education Program Requirements


II. Basic Program in Biological Sciences

BSCI105

 

Principles of Biology I

 4

BSCI106

 

Principles of Biology II

 4

BSCI223

 

General Microbiology

 4

BSCI222

 

Principles of Genetics

 4

MATH130 or 

 

Calculus for Life Sciences I or

 

 MATH140

 

Calculus I                                                 

 4

MATH131 or

 

Calculus for Life Sciences II or

 

MATH141

 

Calculus II

 4

CHEM131/132

 

General Chemistry I  w/Lab

 4

CHEM231/232

 

General Chemistry II w/Lab

 4

CHEM241/242

 

Organic Chemistry II  w/ Lab

 4

CHEM271/272*

 

General Chemistry   II  w/ Lab

 4

 * CHEM272 Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab is not offered at most institutions. Students accepted into the UMCP Shady Grove Biological Sciences may substitute a General Chemistry II Lab for this course

III. Courses taken at the Universities at Shady Grove

PHYS121

 

Fundamentals of Physics I

 

 4

PHYS122

 

Fundamentals of Physics II

 

 4

PHNB

 

Advanced Program in Physiology and Neurobiology    

 

 27 minimum

ELECT

 

Electives

 

 20-25

 

 

                 Total credits required to graduate

 

 120

Advising

Advising is mandatory during each pre-registration period for all Biological Sciences majors. Advising for students interested in or enrolled in the Shady Grove Program is available from the Director.  Call 301-738-6007 for an advising appointment.

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