UMBC Biology Council of Majors

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Who are we?

The Biology Council of Majors consists of students who intend to major in any of the following:
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, B.S.
  • Biological Sciences, B.A.
  • Biological Sciences, B.S.
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, B.S.
  • Chemical Engineering, B.S. (Biotechnology/Bioengineering track)

If you will declare your major (or will contemplate declaring) in any of the above, then the Biology Council of Majors (BioCoM) is a wonderful resource for you.

 

What do we do?

Often, we have guest speakers discuss a variety of topics, such as research on campus or GRE/MCAT preparation.  During some meetings, we will venture on lab tours to other parts on campus, such as the Biological Sciences and Meyerhoff buildings.  We are also hoping to intersperse fun activities, such as a pizza social, in between guest speaker and lab tour meetings.  Another important event happens at the end of each semester:  elections are held for officer positions, and the torch -- as well as the responsibilites that go with it -- are passed down to the successive executive board.

 

When & where do we meet?

BioCoM will meet in the Biological Sciences building (room 120) during free hour (12pm to 1pm)  every other Monday.  However, any changes to the time or location shall be noted on this website.

 

How can you get involved?

Attend the meetings

Check the calendar page for the upcoming meetings. All meetings We hold elections at the end of spring semester.  You can run for positions from President to Secretary.  Get involved on campus and help to improve BioCoM to its full potential!

Listen to the speakers

We have a variety of guest speakers talk about several topics in biology and the life sciences.  Come to our meetings to hear these fascinating talks which can prepare you for school and career.

Take lab tours

What is it like to operate a lab?  Are you currently hiring undergraduate students?  How did the conclusions that your lab made contribute to our understanding of biological processes?  

Ask these questions and more in the next lab tour.

Run for office

We hold elections at the end of spring semester.  You can run for positions from President to Secretary.  Get involved on campus and help to improve BioCoM to its full potential!