about biocore:

Why do students choose Biocore? (see brochure)

  • Broad, in-depth and integrated biology program fulfilling requirements and preparing students for any biological science major
  • Introductory to intermediate level course work that builds over four semesters
  • Smaller class size and high instructor/student ratio
  • Peer mentoring, outreach, and directed study opportunities
  • Collaborative and supportive learning community
  • Heavy emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, research, writing and the process of science

The Biology Core Curriculum (Biocore) is an award-winning intercollege honors program. It is a challenging four semester introductory biology sequence that provides a broad, in-depth, and integrated background for students interested in any area of biological science.

Biocore is not a major but fulfills some or all of the biology requirements for a variety of biological science majors, including many in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences as well as in the College of Letters & Science and the School of Education. The faculty and staff associated with the program are drawn from departments across campus and are deeply committed to undergraduate education.


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