The Department of Biological Sciences offers a B.S. with the opportunity to concentrate in human biology, biotechnology, and ecology, as well as a two-year nondegree program in pre-pharmacy and postbaccalaureate certificates in pre-medical studies and pre-veterinary studies. All programs of study provide students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the sciences. Students also get strong hands-on experience by taking at least 4-6 lab classes, and many students get enhanced practical experience through research positions (volunteer, work study, grant funded, and fellowships) in science research labs at USM and elsewhere. The Department of Biological Sciences also offer a master’s degree in biology, with both thesis research and literature research options. Learn more.