Students get a jump start on biology and chemistry classes
Students attend lectures from faculty who teach first-year science courses
Students enhance their studying and test-taking skills
Students talk to scientists about their current, groundbreaking research
Students build relationships with faculty, advisors, and fellow biology majors
Students move into their residential hall room early
Who Is Eligible?
BIOME is open to any incoming MU freshmen who have declared BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES as their major. All interested students must submit a BIOME application and be selected for the program. Space is limited.
Students have the option to participate in only the BIOME workshop held before fall classes or participate in the full BIOME FIG (Freshman Interest Group). Joining the FIG includes the added benefit of co-enrollment in fall classes with other BIOME students.
We also offer a special orientation session for parents/guardians that addresses the goals and scheduled activities of the BIOME program as well as the freshman year in general. The session is designed to inform parents/guardians about what will happen during BIOME, answer questions about how parents/guardians can help students during their first semester at MU, and discuss what parents/guardians can do if their student has problems while at MU.