Science in the Evening was started in 1996 to serve the growing interest in life sciences related careers. Many students who already earned a degree in another field were taking our daytime courses and many of those asked about evening sections that would accommodate busy work and family schedules. The College of Chemical and Life Sciences responded with Science in the Evening, a set of courses offered at convenient evening times and just for post-baccalaureate students.
Science in the Evening courses provide the basic foundational curriculum in biology, chemistry, and physics needed for any life sciences career, whether medicine, patent law or graduate study. These evening courses are identical in content to the high quality courses we offer during the day as part of our life sciences undergraduate degree programs. Instructors are carefully screened and regularly evaluated to maintain quality. Lab sections are identical to those in our daytime program and taught by our experienced teaching assistants.
Science in the Evening at the University of Maryland offers some advantages over more structured post-baccalaureate programs. Many post-baccalaureate programs are geared only toward preparing pre-medical students and require students to take courses in a particular order. SIE offers courses for a broader audience and is not restricted to a particular course sequence. You may take whatever courses you have the prerequisites for, in any order you wish. Also, because our SIE courses are identical to our daytime courses, it is straightforward to transition to the daytime program where a great selection of additional upper level courses is available.
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