World of Biology
The World of Biology is an environment for intended biology majors made 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.
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 2013 L-LC Courses
Biology 120: General Biology I
Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I
Spring 2014 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.
Examples of co-curricular events:
- Weekly biology discussions in your residence hall lounge
- “Science in the News” discussion group
- Pizza, Scientists, and Science Movies night
- Tours of life sciences facilities
- Guest speakers
- Community service
- Hiking or camping with your world
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 a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students.
World Ambassador(s): To be named in May 2013.
Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.
World of Biology Community Assistant(s): To be named in August 2013.
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 Katy Gonder
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Wednesdays 12:35-1:30 pm
L-LC Council: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot on the Living-Learning Community Student Council by being a leader in your L-LC! Council members are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Biology Council Member(s): Your name could be here by October of next 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. Applications from other majors will also be considered on a space available basis.