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Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you can help find solutions to global issues such as the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19), food insecurity, and bioremediation. This program combines laboratory skills and applied coursework with a biotechnology internship experience and upper-level study. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, can prepare you for a career in multiple fields including pharmaceuticals, biomedical research, and more.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Of the 36 credits of coursework required in the major, 15 lower-level credits must be transferred in. Please see Program Admission Requirements for more information.


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 325)

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 350)

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 357)

  • (3 Credits, NSCI 301)

  • (6 Credits, BIOL 486B) or two
    (3 Credits, BIOL 486A) courses
    You must take this Workplace Learning course concurrently with a new internship or work project related to your academic program. Prior program approval is required.

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 495)

The following lower-level courses, taken at UMGC (if available) or accepted in transfer:


  • (4 Credits, BIOL 230)
  • General genetics with genetics laboratory (4 credits)
  • Biotechnology applications and techniques with laboratory (7 credits), chosen from the following academic areas: biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, and virology

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements: science coursework in biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, and virology courses, to total 17 credits

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare to enter the pharmaceutical, agricultural, or biomedical research industries and organizations in the areas of laboratory technology, quality control, assay analysis, chemical technology, and bioinformatics.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a strong background in biology, chemistry, and math; an understanding of molecular biological techniques; and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Workplace learning experience required
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

To pursue a major in biotechnology, you must have completed the required lower-level coursework for the biotechnology major—within an Associate of Applied Science degree program at a community college with which UMGC has an articulation agreement, within another appropriate transfer program, or at UMGC. Consult an advisor before electing this major.

Coursework does not have to be completed prior to admission, but it must be completed prior to graduation. Transfer coursework must include general microbiology with a microbiology lab (4 credits), general genetics with a genetics lab (4 credits), and biotechnology applications and techniques with a lab (7 credits) chosen from the specific subject areas outlined in the Required Major Courses section.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bachelor’s degree in health services management from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll be provided with core knowledge and competencies for effective management in the dynamic healthcare environment. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, will teach you to think comprehensively and strategically about healthcare trends so you can lead innovation.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 300)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 307)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 310)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 320)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 322)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 335)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 372)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 400)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 420)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 435)

  • (3 Credits, HMGT 495)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:


  • (3 Credits, IFSM 305)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to work in the fast-growing field of health services management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program
  • This program is designed for entry-level and midcareer professionals.
  • We recommend that you have an understanding of the healthcare system overall, as well as knowledge of its specific functions and operations.
Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Laboratory Management
Bachelor of Science or BTPS

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online bachelor’s degree program in laboratory management at University of Maryland Global Campus is the only one of its kind in the state of Maryland. Developed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars to meet growing demand in the industry, this program will help you prepare to coordinate the activities that contribute to a well-ordered laboratory by combining in-depth study of scientific concepts and procedures with hands-on laboratory management exercises.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Please note: Of the 36 credits of coursework required in the major, 15 lower-level credits must be transferred in. See Program Admission Requirements for more information.


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 325)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 331)

  • (3 Credits, NSCI 301)

  • (6 Credits, BIOL 486B), two
    (3 Credits, BIOL 486A) courses, or any internship through Workplace Learning
    You must take this Workplace Learning course concurrently with a new internship or work project related to your academic program. Prior program approval is required.

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 495)
  • Lower-level coursework in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, or molecular biology, including 12 credits in lab science (15 credits)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • 14 credits of science coursework in biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, or virology
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in biological or chemical technology, lab management, or project management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Workplace learning experience required
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

Lower-level coursework must be taken as part of an appropriate degree program at an approved community college or other institution. Coursework does not have to be completed prior to admission, but it must be completed prior to graduation. Coursework must include 15 credits in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, or molecular biology, including 12 credits in lab science, brought in transfer from the associate's degree program. Additional required science-related coursework (7 credits) may be applied anywhere in the bachelor's degree.

To pursue a major in laboratory management, you must have completed the required lower-level coursework for the laboratory management major—within an Associate of Applied Science degree program at a community college with which UMGC has an articulation agreement, within another appropriate transfer program, or at UMGC. Consult an advisor before electing this major.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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