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Program Overview

The Department of Biology plays a vital role in the undergraduate mission of the campus, providing courses in the biological sciences for liberal education as well as a strong biological background for undergraduate majors and students seeking entry in various professional schools. Biology is one of the largest departments at UMD, with over 700 undergraduate students majoring in this field. Students can complete a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in either Biology or Cell and Molecular Biology offered through the College of Science and Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology through the College of Liberal Arts, or a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (B.A.Sc.) in Teaching Life Sciences through the College of Education and Human Service Professions.

  • Permission Numbers:
    • For 1000 level courses email
    • For 2000 level courses and higher send an email to the course instructor
    • In all permission number emails the subject should be "Permission number request" and include your name, sudent ID number, your UMD email address, the course name/number, the section number, and a copy of your APAS report.
  • All registration functions are available until the end of the open registration period: midnight the second day of classes.
  • If you drop a class before the end of the registration period nothing will show on your record/transcript.
  • Petitions should be completed at the SCSE Academic Advising Office in ENGR 140.
  • Other important deadlines can be found on the Registrars site: Academic Dates and Deadlines.
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