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Dream of solving the great challenges in human health and disease? Marvel at the building blocks of life and how research moves the world? Aspire to work with animals? Students who join the Discoveries in Biology Learning Community broaden their knowledge and awareness of emerging problems and innovative solutions in the life sciences, a first step in developing a career path.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Science with a Biology major

Residential Component

  • Optional within Earhart Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall Semester Only

Associated Classes

BIOL 11500 - Biology Resource Seminar

BIOL 12100 - Biology I: Diversity, Ecology, and Behavior

CHM 12901 - General Chemistry with a Biological Focus

Events and Activities Included:

  • Tour of IU School of Medicine-Purdue Campus
  • Volunteering at the "Mad Scientist Lab" at Boo at the Zoo
  • Behind-the-sciences vet-themed tour of local zoo
  • Private luncheon with your Biology professor
  • Biology exam review sessions
  • Board/card game night

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 the rest of your courses.

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