Bama Biology Bootcamp (B³) is a one-week intensive program for incoming Biological Sciences majors and other freshmen enrolled in  BSC114 or 118 for the Fall 2018 semester. Its purpose is to help first year college students make a successful transition from the expectations of high school to those of college, setting the stage for a great college experience. B³ participants will:

  • Get a jump-start on the BSC 114 and 118 course.
  • Meet the Biological Sciences faculty, Department Chair, graduate students, undergraduates who have successfully completed their introductory biology courses, and university staff who are ready to help students.
  • Develop learning strategies for their first biology course and beyond.
  • Learn about the expectations for studying, learning and academic performance in college classes.


Key information

Dates: August 11th – 17th, 2018
Parents’ information session: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm
Housing:  Bootcamp participants will be eligible for early dorm move-in August 10-11th, 2018. NOTE: Participants requesting Ridgecrest East or West will have to be housed somewhere else during B3 and will have to move again after the end of the program (so we don’t recommend requesting Ridgecrest East or West!).
Program fee: $350 (non-refundable after payment)
Application deadline: July 18, 2018
Payment deadline:  July 24th, 2018
Acceptance notifications: Mid-late July

A limited number of need-based scholarships will be available to help reduce the cost of the program. Students who indicate this need in their application will know by July 8th if we will be able to offer them a scholarship.