Biology B.S.

Swenson College of Science & Engineering (DCSE) 50UGR UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Coll of 201 - Bachelor of Science

Program description

The BS in biology offers preparation for graduate school and a sound basis for professional training in biological and health sciences. Biology is a broad field, and students can tailor their programs to fit personal interests or career aspirations.

There are three sub-plans: Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology, Evolution, and the Environment; and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Each sub-plan allows students to focus their degree programs with upper-division courses from across the range of biological study and practice. The Medical Laboratory Sciences sub-plan is implemented in coordination with a Medical Laboratory Science Certificate program on the UMTC campus. Upon completion students will receive both a BS in biology and an MLS certificate in less time than it would take to complete each program independently.

The Department of Biology encourages students to develop as active scholars and to participate in undergraduate research. The degree involves faculty from multiple departments in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, and our students and faculty regularly collaborate with researchers in the UM Medical School and Pharmacy School.

Program last updated

Fall 2024