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Becoming a Biology Major

Potential freshmen 

Interested in applying to the Biology/Marine Biology program at UMass Dartmouth?  If you are still in high school, make sure you take as many math and science courses as possible so you will be prepared for university-level work. Visit Admissions for more details.

Potential transfer students

If you are transferring from another college or university, please make sure the math and science courses are equivalent to the ones required by our program. Many of our courses are offered only once per year, so you might experience a delay in meeting graduation requirements if you have to wait to take courses.  Therefore, careful planning of your coursework, especially at the community college level, is advised. 

UMassD students wishing to change your major to biology

The demand for the biology major is high, and the curriculum is very challenging.  We need to determine if you are likely to be successful in the biology major by reviewing the math and science courses you have taken so far and your GPA. 

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