World of Biology

The World of Biology is an community for intended biology majors created by biologists. Freshmen in this L-LC will be able to live and study with other biology majors. Learn what it's like to be a biologist from students, professors and professionals in this field who will help you make the most of your education at UAlbany from the start.

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As a member of the World of Biology, you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your interest in the life sciences. You can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Biology will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend biology themed events together.

Fall 2016 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Biology
Biology 121: General Biology II
Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I

Spring 2017 L-LC Courses
Biology 120: General Biology I
Chemistry 121: General Chemistry II

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • 'Science in the News' discussion group
  • Tours of life sciences facilities and RNA Institute
  • Guest speakers
  • Community service
  • Invitations to Albany Medical Center events


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you stay an engaged student within your L-LC, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Biology Lead Faculty: Professor Richard Zitomer, Professor Gaby Fuchs
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Tuesdays 1:15 - 2:10 pm

Academic Advisor: Emily Sutherland

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs!  Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Biology is open to intended biology majors (BS), and is a great fit for those on the pre-health track.