programs in the biological sciences offer an innovative,
comprehensive overview of biology. Students’ career
objectives help guide them in choosing their course of study.
We invite you to explore the information available through
the links on the left to learn more about UMBC's undergraduate
programs in the biological sciences.
The B.S. curriculum is most appropriate for students planning
to pursue graduate study in biology or the health sciences
or to work in a technical or laboratory research setting.
The B.A. curriculum is designed for students who want to
combine another area of study—such as education,
environmental studies, or scientific writing—with
a solid background in biology.
Students in both programs find the talented and dedicated
faculty and staff, emphasis on the individual needs of students,
nurturing environment, and up-to-date research equipment
that are the hallmarks of UMBC’s Department of Biological