World of Biology

The World of Biology is a community for intended biology and human biology majors created by biologists. Freshmen in this L-LC will be able to live and study with other like-minded peers. 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 an L-LC, you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together! 

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 meals in your own dining hall!
World of Biology Lead Faculty: Professor Gaby Fuchs, Pauline Carrico or Morgan Sammons
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Fridays 12:35 - 1:30 PM or Thursdays 11:45 AM - 12:40 PM

Academic Advisor: Danielle Vassi or Bryan Mannarino

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 and human biology majors, and is a great fit for those on the pre-health track.


What does the World of Biology do?

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 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Biology
Biology 130: General Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics
Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Biology 131: General Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology
Chemistry 121: General Chemistry II

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Tours of life sciences facilities and RNA Institute
  • Guest speakers
  • Community service
  • Invitations to Albany Medical Center events