Academics
Biological Sciences

About the Program

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Program offered by the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).  Students can streamline thier transfer from a community college or a four-year institution to the University of Maryland, College Park while staying in Montgomery County.  Our 2 year transfer program in Biological Sciences forcuses on physiology and neurobiology.  Students who wish to exit the program with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree may go onto to graduate or professional school such as: medical, dental and pharmacy school.  Others go into allied health professions such as Physician Assistant, Physcial Therapy and Public Health.  For more information about the Biological Sciences Program:  Click here.

PREPARING TO TRANSFER

The following is a list of pre-requisite courses and the program requirements.

Students MUST have completed PRIOR to admission:



Course Title




Univ. of 
MD




MC




FCC




PGCC




HCC




Prin of
Bio I




BSCI105




BI107/BIOL150




BI101




BIO1140




BIOL101




Gen Chem I




CHEM131&132




CH101/CHEM131




CH101




CHM1010




CHEM101




Gen Chem II




CHEM271&272




CH102/CHEM132




CH102




CHM1020




CHEM102




Orgo Chem I




CHEM231&232




CH203/CHEM203




CH201




CHM2010




CHEM201




Orgo Chem II




CHEM241&242




CH204/CHEM204




CH202




CHM2020




CHEM202




Calc I




MATH130or140




MA181/MATH170/181




MA210




MAT2410




MATH181


 

Students must complete prior to Senior year: 



Course Title




Univ. of MD




MC




FCC




PGCC




HCC




Genetics




BSCI222




BI222/BIOL222




BI240




BIO2030




BIOL201&202




Microbiology




BSCI223




BI203/BIOL210




BI203




BIO2010




BIOL200

 

Students must complete for graudation:

Course Title

 

 

Univ. of MD

 

 

MC

 

 

FCC

 

 

PGCC

 

 

HCC

 

 

Prin of Bio II

 

BSCI106

 

 

BI108/BIOL151

 

 

BI102

BIO1130


BIOL102


Calc II


MATH131or141


MA182/MATH171/182


MA211


MST2420


MATH182

 

Physics I and II are to be taken at the University of Maryland, College Park at USG.        

To be a competitive appliacnt to the Biological Sciences Program, students should complete approximately 60 applicable credits and achieve junior standing. A grade of C- or better is required in the major courses listed above.  Additionally, completion of Fundamental Studies and most lower-level university general education requirements is needed. Visit:  http://www.ugst.umd.edu/core/overview/WhoCo.html to determine if you fall under the University CORE or new General Education requirements.  Completion of an A.A. or A.S. Degree from a Maryland Community College will show completion of the UMD General Education Requirements (except for Professional Writing and any credits needed to complete the minimum 40 credit requirement). Visit www.tce.umd.edu to determine how courses from other institutions transfer to University of Maryland, College Park.

JOin us for an open house

USG Open Houses are a great way to have your transfer questions addressed.  Prospective students have the opportunity to meet with our Program Director, take a tour of the campus and obtain finanacial aid and scholarship information. Take the time to explore suggested transfer pathways and prepare for admissions! 

Open Houses are generally held once every semester and in summer.  Click here to find out when the next Open House will be held.

Contact Information

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences offered by the University of Maryland, College Park, please contact the Biological Sciences Program Office at 301-738-6007, or e-mail us at: usgbiosci@umd.eduPre-Advising appointments are strongly encouraged.

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