Science & Math

Physics

UMBC physics majors can choose between two tracks— a B.S. in Physics or a B.A. in Physics Education. A minor in astronomy is also offered. The B.S. sequence provides preparation for graduate school and career entry. The B.A. is designed for students interested in a career in high school teaching. Undergraduates have the opportunity to work on research with faculty members, many …

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Physics Education

UMBC physics majors can choose between two tracks— a B.S. in Physics or a B.A. in Physics Education. A minor in astronomy is also offered. The B.S. sequence provides preparation for graduate school and career entry. The B.A. is designed for students interested in a career in high school teaching. Undergraduates have the opportunity to …

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Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers major programs leading to Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics. For qualified students, the department offers a combined, five-year Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. Special emphasis is placed on areas …

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Translational Life Science Technology

UMBC’s Bachelor of Science in Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) is a unique degree designed for students who want to be competitive in the bioscience world of today and tomorrow. This degree combines the theory of a traditional life science degree with real-world applications used by scientists in academic and industry research.

Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers major programs leading to Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics. For qualified students, the department offers a combined, five-year Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. Special emphasis is placed on areas …

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Molecular Biology

The department’s undergraduate curriculum provides a comprehensive and current overview of biology. Students also have the opportunity to engage in independent research in the lab, field and library – working one on one with a faculty mentor. Students take four or five hands-on laboratory courses. They have the opportunity to work on independent research projects …

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Astronomy

UMBC physics majors can choose between two tracks— a B.S. in Physics or a B.A. in Physics Education. A minor in astronomy is also offered. The B.S. sequence provides preparation for graduate school and career entry. The B.A. is designed for students interested in a career in high school teaching. Undergraduates have the opportunity to work on research with faculty members, many …

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Bioinfomatics & Computational Biology

This program offers a combination of biology, computer science and mathematics. Graduates will acquire the necessary skills for data analysis of complex databases, extraction of essential information from genomic sequence information, modeling of biological and ecological systems, as well as the design and development of software and algorithms to support these activities. Students also have …

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Biological Sciences

The department’s undergraduate curriculum provides a comprehensive and current overview of biology. Students also have the opportunity to engage in independent research in the lab, field and library – working one on one with a faculty mentor. Students take four or five hands-on laboratory courses. They have the opportunity to work on independent research projects …

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Cartography

The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems offers programs of study in environmental science, cartography, environmental studies, geographic information systems, environmental geography and teaching. Geography and environmental systems traditionally encompasses the study of spatial patterns in both the natural and cultural environment. The dynamic and interdisciplinary character of the field is becoming increasingly relevant for a range of societal and environmental problems, …

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