NOTE: This is not
a complete list of requirements. See the UMBC
Undergraduate Catalog (PDF) for a full listing of requirements
for this program, and for information about research opportunities,
the Biological Sciences Tutorial Center, and Student Organizations.
The Biological Sciences (BIOL) undergraduate courses have been revised to increase
flexibility in course selection. Students who enroll at UMBC on or after Fall
2010 will be expected to follow either the new
BIOL B.A. or the new BIOL B.S. curriculum.
Continuing students may complete their degree under either the old
BIOL B.A. or old BIOL B.S. curriculum but
should realize that certain courses (BIOL 100, BIOL 100L and BIOL 303L) will
out between Fall 2010 and Fall 2011. Students should consult the web
site describing the changing BIOL curriculum for more information about
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) curriculum is appropriate
for students desiring a focused, in-depth grounding in
all the essential elements of the biological sciences,
and is particularly suitable for students intending to
pursue graduate study in biology or in the health sciences.
It also prepares students to function effectively in a
variety of technical and laboratory research settings.
A majority of the required BIOLOGY credits must be completed
in residence at UMBC. In fulfilling major requirements
in the biological sciences, a student must obtain a grade
of "C" or better in all required BIOLOGY (BIOL)
courses. In addition, an overall "C" average
or better in all required science/math courses must be
achieved for graduation with a degree in biological sciences.