Department of Biological Sciences

With advances occurring rapidly, it's an exciting time to be a biologist! At USM, you can pursue an undergraduate degree with tracks in general biology, human biology, biotechnology, and teacher certification, or a graduate degree offering flexibility to fit your interests. Learn more about Department of Biological Sciences.

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Ecology Minor

Supplement your undergraduate major with a minor in Ecology, jointly offered by Biology and Environmental Science & Policy.
Lisa Moore and Kristen Krumhardt

Graduate Studies in Biology

Continue your education with a M.S. degree in Biology.

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Pre-Med Studies at USM

Are you interested in attending medical school? USM may be the right place for you to prepare! This video provides more information about pre-med studies at USM.
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Get Involved in Research!

Many USM Biology faculty welcome undergraduate students to work with us, which provides you with valuable experience for work or graduate school.

Foundational sciences at USM

Biology is an interdisciplinary major, and students take courses not only in biology but also in chemistry, physics, and math. Learn more in this video.




Southworth Science Lecture: "Evolution for Everyone"

7:00 PM, Southworth Planetarium, Portland Campus