Integrated Science 100: Exploring Biology
In Exploring Biology you will:
- learn skills and ways of thinking that will prepare you for success in future biology courses;
- gain new perspectives on broad topics and current research in biology;
- explore opportunities and careers that can come with a bioscience major;
- pick up great tips and advice on how to get the most out of being a bioscience major; and
- meet new friends and mentors who share your interest in biology.
Quotes from Integrated Science 100 students:
- “I learned about different aspects of biology, but also things about my campus and the resources that are available.”
- “This course allows you to explore major biological themes and the different paths you could take if you continue to study biology or any other science.”
- “The relationships that I built in the class are ones that I expect to keep in the future.”
- “I learned skills which will be useful in other college courses.”
- “I learned of the countless activities on campus and how to get involved. I met some very kind and interesting people.”
This course is taught by a team of dynamic instructors with diverse backgrounds in the biological sciences to introduce students to a wide range of topics. Peer mentors, upperclassmen at UW–Madison, will also share the student perspective of navigating classes, co-curricular opportunities and the Wisconsin Experience. Students will get connected to bioscience events, opportunities, and people at UW–Madison. Note: This course is designed to be taken before the introductory biology series and is not an introduction to biology course.
Optional FIG Opportunity
Exploring Biology is part of the First-year Interest Groups (FIG) Program, which creates learning communities by connecting students who are enrolled in a cluster of classes together.