About the Department
The biology department at Notre Dame of Maryland University considers the classroom to be a springboard for hands-on opportunities to practice biology.
Courses provide a broad view of the biological sciences that is consistent with the liberal arts tradition of the University. The flexible curriculum incorporates emerging areas of cellular and molecular biology and integrates these with traditional organismal principles. Small classes provide an environment conducive to scholarly discourse and independent learning. Biology majors investigate a topic. Courses throughout the curriculum—from the introductory level through those in the upper divisions—provide students with.
Biology majors investigate a topic. Through on-campus research facilities, students may continue projects initiated in their courses or explore new research interests under the mentorship of Notre Dame faculty or those at participating institutions. The Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area provides many venues for career-related internships in the biological sciences or in medical and allied health fields. Through cooperative programs, Notre Dame students participate in biomedical research.
The biology department prepares students for medical, dental, veterinary, and graduate schools, and for secondary education teaching certification. Our graduates successfully gain employment in research laboratories, medical and government facilities, environmental fields, pharmaceutical companies, and other industries. The biology department welcomes community college students. Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology are among the courses that routinely transfer for credit.