Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Biology Boot Camp at Loyola

Open to all incoming freshman science and pre-health majors who plan to enroll in BIOL 101 for the fall semester 2019, the Biology Boot Camp Program gives incoming freshman biology majors the tools and strategies to succeed at Loyola University Chicago.

Biology Boot Camp is designed to provide incoming students with a preview of the requirements of a BS in Biology as well as the pace and tone of college academics. The students will also learn about biology research options. The program includes sample content lectures and examinations for BIOL 101 (Introduction to Biology), as well as, sample lab sessions from the associated laboratory course (BIOL 111). Participants will get acquainted with Loyola’s Lakeshore campus, meet faculty, staff, and other students through informal sessions, and gain study skills integral to success in an undergraduate science career.

On average, students who participated in the program had a higher final grade in the introductory biology course for majors than did the non-participants. Although results for individual students cannot be guaranteed, Biology Boot Camp gives participants an edge for their freshman year at Loyola and provides them with valuable learning skills for their entire college career.

See comments from previous student participants, BIOL Students.

Program Dates June 18–22 (immediately following the June 17-18 freshman orientation)
Program Cost: $895, which includes room and board and a copy of the BIOL 101/102 textbook with supplements (a value of $200). Scholarships are available! Review application for scholarship details.
Housing Requirements: Participating students must stay on campus

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To learn more about the program or start the application process, please visit https:https://uao.luc.edu/register/bb2019rfi

For questions, please contact Dr. D. M. Helfgott at dhelfgott@luc.edu or 773.508.8357.

Department of Biology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3620
Fax: 773.508.3646