SG Admission Guidelines

REQUIREMENTS & SUGGESTED 2 YEAR PLAN

The Shady Grove campus accepts transfer students who typically have about 60 credits of lower level course work completed. Note that up to three of the below prerequisites may remain uncompleted when entering the Shady Grove program with the exception of Principles of Biology I and all four lower level chemistry courses. These can be completed during your studies at Shady Grove by enrolling in courses at either Montgomery College (or other transfer institution) or the University of Maryland, College Park main campus.

Students transferring to the Shady Grove campus may apply up to 60 credits from their previous two year institutions.

Admission to the Biological Sciences Program is competitive and limited to the most qualified students who meet the requirements for admission. It is it is highly recommended that students from two year institutions earn an Associate's Degree for best consideration for admission in to the Program. Required GPA of 2.5 or better for best consideration and a minimum of C- or better in all prerequisites.

Pre-Requisite Courses (listed by UMCP course numbers)

This is a suggested two-year plan to insure students have completed the pre-requisite courses. It is highly recommended that students from two year institutions earn an Associate's Degree for best consideration for admission in to the Program.  Refer to the UMCP Biological Sciences Program at USG transfer curricula sheet to efficiently plan your freshmen and sophomore year course schedule. Montgomery College students can access course equivalencies from this transfer sheet. Non-MC students can access the Transfer Credit Center, or email us at usgbiosci@umd.edu.

First Term Year 1
ENGL101Academic Writing
MATH130 or 140 Calculus I
BSCI105 Principles of Biology I
CHEM131 and 132 Principles of Chemistry I

Second Term Year 1
DSHU Distributive Studies Humanities
MATH131 or 141 Calculus II
BSCI106 Principles of Biology II
CHEM271 and 272Principles of Chemistry II

First Term Year 2
BSCI223 Microbiology
CHEM231 and 232 Organic Chemistry I
DSHU Distributive Studies Humanities
DSSHDistributive Studies History/Social Science

Second Term Year 2
BSCI222 General Genetics
CHEM241 and 242 Organic Chemistry II
DSSHDistributive Studies History/Social Science
Other course towards General Education