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 2019 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.


2018 Bama Biology Bootcamp participants, student mentors and instructors
2018 Bama Biology Bootcamp participants, student mentors and instructors

Key information

Dates: August 12th – 16th, 2019

Housing:  Bootcamp participants will be eligible for early dorm move-in August 9th-11th, 2019. NOTE: The 11th is self move-in day, housing will not have volunteers and staff to help with move-in.

Application deadline: July 26, 2019

Payment deadline:  July 30, 2019

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 hear in early July if we will be able to offer them a scholarship.