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The Department of Natural Sciences’ goal is to graduate students who are well versed in their area of interest. It is comprised of five undergraduate academic areas: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Physics with four-year Bachelor’s of Science undergraduate degrees granted in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences. Teacher Education degrees are also granted in cooperation with the Education Department. Undergraduate research opportunities are available at a variety of internship sites. Both Master’s of Science (M.S.) degrees and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are granted at the graduate level in USM’s Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (MEES) programs and in the UMES Toxicology Program.  DNS now offers a M.S. degree in Chemistry and has a certified M.S. degree in Fisheries Economics and Resource Management.  

DNS also has a number of Educational  Programs and Facilities, including (CREST), Living Marine Resource Cooperative and Science Center (LMRCSC) and the Paul E. Sarbanes Living Marine Reserach Center. 

DNS has a diverse group of qualified faculty with an extensive research background.  Our Doctoral Research Areas are very active. 


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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy. Since that time, it has grown into what is now a sprawling 1,100 acre campus tucked into Maryland’s beautiful lower Eastern Shore. Our tradition is that of a land-grant, historically black college that welcomes a diverse student body from nearly 30 countries. UMES currently offers undergraduate degrees in 26 disciplines and graduate degrees in nearly a dozen more. The university provides our students an opportunity to develop into well-rounded individuals prepared to assume leadership in today’s society.
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