The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) operations are currently modified to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, given the continued challenges with COVID-19. At this time, most services and courses are being provided remotely or online. Access to campus buildings is limited to approved students, faculty, staff and visitors only. Please visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.


About the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Education Facility

The BSE is the fourth building on the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus. Completed in November 2019, the addition of the BSE enables USG and its university partners to set a new standard in delivering high-quality, higher education — baccalaureate, professional, and advanced graduate degrees — to directly meet the region’s economic and workforce development needs.

The BSE has been thoughtfully designed to prepare students in real-world settings for some of today’s most sought-after careers in our region’s fastest growing industries. Programs in this building — including healthcare, biosciences, engineering, and computational science disciplines — will serve thousands of students from USG, and create the capacity to double the size of the current student body.

Students who learn in the BSE’s specialized labs, maker spaces, and classrooms will be the same individuals who staff the professional labs, research centers, and medical facilities of this region for years to come. The BSE seamlessly blends high-tech features with biophilic  and sustainable design to give visitors a unique and exciting environment to learn, work, and discover.

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Key Features of the BSE

The BSE is a six-level, 220,000 square-foot building and one of the most sustainably-sourced laboratory buildings in the region, earning a LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building houses various academic offices and student services, as well as 20 fully-equipped teaching laboratories, two 120+ seat lecture halls, 12 active learning classrooms, clinical training facilities — including a state-of-the-art dental health facility with 20 dental chairs and four surgical offices, a product design laboratory and maker space for student research and an entrepreneurship lab.

Academic Programs Residing in the BSE

Maryland’s premier research and teaching universities, University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore; and UMBC; will be the first to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees utilizing the BSE facilities.

UMBC

University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland, College Park

* Currently Enrolling Students