Q: Does the program differ from the one offered at the College Park campus?
A: The UMD, Biological Sciences Program at USG follows the same curricula and teaching standards as those followed at main campus (College Park).
Q: Will my diploma say I graduated from USG?
A: No, upon completion of this program, students are awarded a diploma that states they earned their Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland College Park.
Q: Will I attend a graduation ceremony at USG?
A: All University of Maryland students attend the same commencement ceremony held at the College Park campus. USG does hold a fantastic Graduation Celebration event each spring; however, this event is for all undergraduate students graduating from each of the institutional programs at USG (e.g. College Park, Towson, UMBC, etc.).
Q: Do I need to take any Chemistry classes before applying to your program?
A: Yes, you will need to have completed and passed with a C- or better in each of the following Chemistry courses (course codes listed are UMCP)
CHEM131 / CHEM132 General Chemistry I
CHEM271 / CHEM272 General Chemistry II
CHEM231 /CHEM232 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM241 / CHEM242 Organic Chemistry II
Q: How many credits can I transfer into the program?
A: You can transfer up to 60 credit hours from a two-year school/institution. Additionally, we accept all applicable Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits.
Q: Does this program prepare me for Medical School, Dental School or Pharmacy School?
A: With its focus on Physiology and Neurobiology, the Biological Sciences Program is ideally suited to provide a solid foundation for students planning to pursue graduate education in a variety of professional health fields, including but not limited to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Physician's Assistant.
Q: When are admissions applications due?
A: Admissions applications must be submitted by or before June 1st, 2019 for best consideration. This program currently accepts Fall admissions applications only. Start your application process today!