Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland:
Baltimore County (UMBC) offers five programs and one special curriculum:
and Cell Biology Program (MOCB) offers a Ph.D. degree. Advising
and working with these students are approximately forty active research
members of the faculty of three departments and one center. Specifically,
faculty are drawn from the departments of Biological
& Biochemistry and Chemical
and Biochemical Engineering. In addition, scientists from the
Center of Marine Biotechnology
are active faculty participants. This diverse faculty helps create
unique and exciting opportunities for our graduate students and postdoctoral
of Science and a Ph.D. degree are offered in the Biological
Sciences Program (BIOL).The flexible curriculum of this program
allows students to specialize in an area of interest. In particular,
this program allows students to study in the new and exciting field
of bioinformatics, an area of specialization of Drs. Michael
O'Neill and Stephen
Freeland ew. To find out more about Dr. Freeland's research, visit
his site, evolvingcode.net.
of Aquatic Organisms in Artificial Environments is a special course
of study leading to an M.S. degree in Biological Sciences. This unique
curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the National Aquarium
and Cognitive Sciences Program (NACS) offers a wide range of research
and training opportunities for students pursuing doctoral-level research
in a variety of areas within neuroscience and cognitive science.
Molecular Biology Program (APMB) offers a Master's of Science
degree and is taught in conjunction with the Department
of Chemistry & Biochemistry. When first offered, this program
at UMBC was unique. Since that time this exciting and creative graduate
program has been copied by various institutions. While imitation is
the highest form of flattery, our Applied Molecular Biology program
is still among the best and provides an unusually strong research
basis to the training.
also participates in a University wide Marine-Estuarine-Environmental
Studies Program (MEES), which offers both Ph.D. and Master of
fifty-two Ph.D. graduate students were enrolled in these five programs.
Twenty-eight students held teaching assistantships, twenty held research
assistantships, and four held graduate school fellowships. In addition,
twenty-eight students were enrolled in our Master's of Science programs.
The Graduate Faculty
in Biological Sciences consists of twenty-five faculty members,
most of whom are currently funded for independent research.