In the pursuit of new discoveries, scientists collaborate to explore new ideas that inspire them. The Bonding Learning Community brings First-year College of Science students together who are committed to the importance of diversity in thought and experience together in learning environments of shared classes, exciting conversations and friendships that will last a lifetime. Students share a smaller, more personal first-year chemistry course where they receive more one-on-one attention from the professor including special office hours and field trips. During this course you will get the opportunity to gain hands-on experience designing experiments that interest you. Eligible students must be calculus ready and thus able to enroll in Chemistry 115. College of Science students are encouraged to apply for combining participation in this Learning Community with the Women in Science Learning Community housed in Earhart Hall.


  • First-time beginning students in the College of Science
  • This LC is available to Honors College participants; those students will live with the Honors College and participate in the course(s) and activities of the LC
  • Students must earn a 75 on the ALEKS Math Assessment to qualify for CHM 11500

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Earhart Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC



Fall 2016 Semester

Associated Classes

CHM 11500, SCI 19500


Events and Activities Included:

  • Career Exploration
  • Guest Speakers
  • National Chemistry Week Project
  • LC dinners with instructors
  • Bowling night
  • Community service project with Science Bound Program


Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for classes.

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