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Dual Degree Biology and Environmental Science


The Dual Degree Program is a collaborative program between Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Students receive both a Bachelor of Science in Biology from SU and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Marine concentration from UMES.  The program is strongly focused on analytical environmental science, including coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.   Upper-level courses include study of marine, estuarine, and wetland systems, ecotoxicology, and global-scale environmental science, emphasizing research, scientific writing, and field work.

To fulfill the program requirements, students complete between 123 and 130 total credits, of which 30 are taken at UMES, usually beginning in the Sophomore year.  All registration is handled at SU, and regular tuition covers the entire program.  (A $25 lab fee is charged for lab courses at UMES, however.)

For information please contact the SU Dual Degree Coordinator.


Managing the curriculum for the Dual Degree (see Checklist and Courseguide) in order to complete both majors in 4 years requires careful planning, consultation with the student's advisor, and attention to course requirements.   Students are urged to consult the Program Guide regularly for answers to common questions and tips on everything from registration to transportation.

Students entering before 2015

The Dual Degree requirements were substantially changed in 2015.  If you matriculated prior to fall of 2015, please refer to these versions of the Checklist and the Program Guide.

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