Prior to being admitted to the Biocomputational Engineering degree program, transfer students must complete the prerequisite math/science courses, lower-level General Education requirements (or an associate's degree), and a total of 60 credits. Students are welcome to apply as transfer students from community college or four-year institutions. For more information regarding course equivalencies, please visit the UMD Transfer Course Database.
We will begin accepting transfer applications for Fall 2023 admission in January 2023. Book a meeting with Emily Bailey, Program Coordinator, to walk through your pathway to the biocomp degree, or check out the Application Checklist to begin your application today!
Beginning for Fall 2023 admission, prospective first-year (freshman) undergraduate students can apply directly to the biocomputational engineering pre-major to complete their first two years of undergraduate study at College Park before transferring into the Biocomputational Engineering degree program at Shady Grove for their junior and senior years.
Please contact Emily Bailey or schedule a virtual meeting if you are a 2022-2023 high school senior with interest in applying directly to the Biocomputational Engineering pre-major for Fall 2023.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Students are welcome to apply as transfer students from community colleges or four-year institutions. For best consideration, prospective transfer students should meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion (C- or better) of all prerequisite courses listed in the table below
- Complete 60 transfer credits (or an associate's degree)
- Achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
|UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COURSES||CREDITS||MONTGOMERY COLLEGE||HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE||FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE||PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|Academic Writing (ENGL101)||3||ENGL102||ENGL121||ENGL101||EGL1010|
|Calculus I (MATH140)||4||MATH181||MATH181||MATH185||MAT2410|
|Calculus II (MATH141)||4||MATH181||MATH182||MATH195||MAT2420|
|Calculus III (MATH241)||4||MATH280||MATH240||MATH285||MAT2430|
|Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineering (MATH246)||3||MATH282||MATH260||MATH275||MAT2460|
|General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics (PHYS161)||4||PHYS161||PHYS110||PHYS151||PHY1030|
|General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism/Lab (PHYS260/261)||4||PHYS262||PHYS111||PHYS252||PHY2030|
|Introduction to Engineering Design (ENES100)||3||ENES100||ENES100||ENGR100||EGR1010|
|General Chemistry for Engineers/Lab or General Chemistry and Energetics (CHEM135/136 or CHEM271/272)||4||CHEM132 or CHEM135||CHEM135 or CHEM102||CHEM102||CHM2000 or CHM1020|
|Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology or Biology for Engineers (BSCI170 or BIOE120)||3||BIOL150 or ENES120||BIOL141 or BIOL120||BSCI150||BIO1140|
|Matlab programming course (BIOE241 or equivalent)||3||ENES240 or equivalent||ENES271||MATH220 and CMIS105||EGR1140|
|General Education requirements or Associate's Degree||22||Completion of associate's degree requirements. See community college suggested transfer pathway or contact your community advisor.|
|TOTAL TRANSFER CREDITS||60|
Admissions to the Biocomputational Engineering program at Shady Grove is done through the University of Maryland's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
For more information regarding course equivalencies, please visit transfercredit.umd.edu.