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The UBM program application process is now closed.  Applications are no longer being accepted.

To apply for participation in the Undergraduate interdisciplinary training program in Biology and Mathematics (UBM) , complete and submit the application below.  NOTE:  If you are not logged in to MyUMBC you will need to log in below.  After you log in the application will be available.  Applicants must be UMBC undergraduates majoring in either biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, mathematics or statistics. They must also be in their sophomore or junior year. If  accepted and choose to join the UBM program, you commit to the following:

  • Participation in the program for two years
  • Participation in a full time 10-week summer research program in the summer
  • Participation in an interdisciplinary research project part time during fall and spring semesters
  • Participation in a bi-weekly biomathematics journal club during the academic years in the program

Depending on course background, students may be asked to complete at least two additional courses in mathematics/statistics or biology (in a discipline outside of the major). Student benefits include a stipend each semester in the program (including full time summer support, summer housing and meals), travel money to present research at a national meeting, travel support for field trips/team building activities. 
IMPORTANT: You cannot submit until all questions are answered.  If you do not have information for a question,  just enter N/A.  After you click the SUBMIT button, you should see:  “Your Response has been recorded. If not, check for unanswered questions.” In addition, you will receive a confirmation email within a week – if not, please email Dr. Leips ( to check on your application.