Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS)

BIOS and CHEMIS are one-week intensive programs specifically for incoming Biological Sciences and Chemistry majors, as well as  other freshmen whose majors require them to take Biology 1201 or Chemistry 1201/1422.  The Science Boot Camp program is designed to help these students make the transition to the expectations of college prior to the start of the fall semester.

2013 NASPA AwardParticipants will:

  • Learn important study skills
  • Get a jump start on the course content
  • Get an electronic copy of the Biology or Chemistry textbook
  • Meet faculty, graduate students, and university staff


August 11-16, 2019
Program fee: $400
Housing fee: $175 (housing is optional) 

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 2019 BIOS Presentation chosen to highlight the Annual National Symposium on Student Retention. Read the White Paper.

 front cover of NSSR BIOS paper

Read a recap of BIOS on the College of Science Blog! Click below:

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