Aspire to work with animals? Dream of solving the great challenges in human health and disease? Marvel at the building blocks of life and how research moves the world? 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
  • This LC is available to Honors College participants; those students will live in Shreve hall within the Honors College and participate in the course(s) and activities of the LC

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Wiley Hall
  • If you choose this option, 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

BIOL 11500 and BIOL 12100


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-scences 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 classes.

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