Biological Sciences Program at the Universities at Shady Grove

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Program offered by the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Students now have the opportunity to make a seamless transition from community college or another four-year institution to the University of Maryland while staying in Montgomery County.

About the Program

Shaping and Reframing the World

If you are dedicated to studying life sciences and prepared for rigorous coursework, then the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences is the program for you. With comprehensive coursework, challenging lab activities, and hands-on applications in this undergraduate program, students prepare for higher studies in specialized fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Public Health. In addition, this degree also serves as a stepping stone for research or development in the biotechnology industry.

The Program: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biological Sciences with an area of emphasis of Physiology and Neurobiology at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Admission is competitive and limited to students who have completed the prerequisite coursework. All classes are held at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland and are taught by exceptional College Park faculty.

Why Be a 'Terp' at Shady Grove

Learn more about the resources and full-service facilities available to students attending the Universities at Shady Grove.


VIew course descriptions and the recommended course time table for your junior and senior year as a student of biological sciences.


Read about the instuctors and their backgrounds to get a glimpse of the plethora of knowledge and expertise available to you as a student of the University of Maryland, College Park.


The Biological Sciences Program at this convenient USG campus has partnered with several neighboring organizations such as IBBR, NIH, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital to name a few. Students are able to find internships and training opportunites near campus and with the leading research institutes in the county. Click on the Internship link above to learn more.

Opportunities in Biological Sciences

See what you can do after obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Also visit the Health Professions Advising Office website for information on graduate school advising, applications, and planning workshops.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Learn about the admissions process for the program and view options for financial aid and scholarships.

It is it is highly recommended that students from two year institutions earn an Associate's Degree prior to entering the Program. Note that the Program will no longer be admitting students in the spring semesters. Students will only be considered for admission for the fall semesters.

Terps Without Borders

Students attending the Shady Grove campus have the opportunity to get involved with Terps Without Borders-a student organization for the Biological Sciences students. Learn more about how you can get involved.

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Summer 2012 Issue