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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.

Program Requirements

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.)


Managing the curriculum for the dual degree in order to complete both majors in 4 years requires careful planning, consultation with the student's advisor, and attention to course requirements. 

Review our program requirements in the catalog:

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Follow this curriculum guide to help you graduate on time:

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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 Pre-2015 Checklist and the Pre-2015 Program Guide.