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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-ye ar 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 Research Center.

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

    DNS Scholarship applications are being accepted HERE through 5 PM on Monday, November 20th.
    Applications welcome for: 
    The Gregg and Cooper Fund- Biology major with gpa > 2.0
    Siebold Memorial Scholarship- Enrolled in fisheries/wildlife and financial need
    Sarbanes Endowment Fund- Enrolled in ENVS, merit and need based, graduate and undergraduate students considered.