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Life Sciences Learning Community


The Life Sciences Learning Community allows students considering majors in Biology, Chemistry, pre-medical studies, or other sciences to live and study together on a floor in Reinert Hall.

The Life Sciences Learning Community experience will allow students to learn more about their majors and hear from faculty in science programs related to their specific fields of interest.

Examples of Community Experiences and Service Involvement:
  • Movie Mondays
  • Biology/ Chemistry special study groups and panels
  • Trip to the Science Center - Life Sciences Lab
  • Community service
  • Research opportunities.
  • On Campus dissections with Health Sciences LC
  • "So You Think You Want To Be A Doctor" annual Panel discussion 

Guided Study Groups

The Life Sciences learning community has guided study groups for first year students. While all learning communities are encouraged to build study groups, these guided study groups have the built in support of the Department of Academic Support's tutoring and Supplemental Instruction services. 

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Life Sciences Students

Study Group

Life Sciences Students

Life Sciences Faculty:

Dr. Alexa Serfis

Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, The Graduate School

Elizabeth A. Blessing, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM

Life Sciences Class Opportunities

Are you considering a career in medicine or the sciences? Classes within the Life Sciences Learning Community are a great way to transition into the challenging curriculum for pre-medical and science majors. Students in Life Sciences classes consistently report smoother transitions to the rigorous college curriculum and form study groups that allow them to succeed during their first semester and often carry on throughout their college career. With four options available (two for medical scholars and two that are open to all students,) you will definitely find a fit to kick off your career in medicine and science!

Associated Courses, Life Sciences 1 and 2:
BIOL 1040: Principles of Biology I
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
CHEM 1115: General Chemistry I lab
EDH 1010: University 101

Associated Courses (Life Sciences 3 - Medical Scholars Only):
BIOL 1040: Principles of Biology I
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
CHEM 1115: General Chemistry I lab
THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
EDH 1010: University 101

Associated Courses (Life Sciences 4 - Medical Scholars Only)
BIOL 1040: Principles of Biology I
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
CHEM 1115: General Chemistry I lab
PHIL 1050: Introduction to Philosophy: Self & Reality
EDH 1010: University 101

**Requirements: Math ACT score of 24 or higher or Math SAT 560 is required for CHEM 163 and CHEM 165





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