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Life Sciences Learning Community

The Life Sciences Learning Community is always one of our largest and most sought after communities, filling multiple floors in Reinert Hall.

Life sciences students

The Life Sciences Learning Community gives you the opportunity to live and study with others who share your major. The community will help you to develop and explore interests within the medical sciences, public health, sustainability and technology in science. One of the main goals of this community is to provide the optimal environment for studying, learning and building community with other science and pre-medical students.

This community is open to all students, but is especially recommended for those majoring in biology, chemistry, pre-medical studies or environmental science.

Associated Classes for 2017-2018

General Sections
Fall
  • BIOL 1240: Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I Lecture
  • UNIV 1010: Enhancing First Year Success
Spring
  • BIO 1260: Principles of Biology II
  • CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II Lecture
  • PUBH 2100: Intro Global Public Health
    or
    SOC 1120: Intro to Sociology: Diversity and Health Emphasis
    or
    IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care
Pre-Med Scholars
Fall
  • BIOL 1240: Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
  • UNIV 1010: Enhancing First Year Success
Spring
  • BIO 1260: Principles of Biology II 2.
  • CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II
 

Life Sciences Curricular and Co-Curricular Tracking

Students who complete all curricular and co-curricular requirements of the Learning Community program will receive a Gold Medallion and Learning Community Certificate to be worn at graduation, in recognition of their commitment and achievement within their LC. 

You are encouraged to track and share progress in the Learning Community program with your advisers, using this downloadable form to keep a personal record of  your participation, and to share your LC course progress, plans, co-curricular activities and service hours throughout the academic year. 

Life Sciences Course Changes

All Learning Community students will be placed into the associated LC courses by the Learning Community academic coordinator. To request adds, drops, or other changes to your LC course schedule, you or your advisor should complete the corresponding Google Forms located below.

Faculty Associate

Eva Gonzales, Ph.D., Director of the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies Program, is an assistant professor of biology and the director of the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies program. She studies plant evolutionary ecology and its implications for conservation and restoration. She focuses on questions addressing the role of evolutionary history and anthropogenic disturbance in shaping genetic variation in native species performing important ecosystem services.

This experience of living next to people I also share classes with has helped me solidify my friend and study group, which often overlap, bringing us closer together.

Ayesha Mohan, life sciences student