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Bama Biology Bootcamp (B³) is a one-week intensive program for students enrolled in or planning to enroll in BSC114 or 118 during the 2020-2021 academic year. Its purpose is to help 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:

  • Cover basic concepts covered in BSC 114 and 118.
  • 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 10th – 14th, 2020

Housing:  Bootcamp participants will be eligible for early dorm move-in August 5th-7th, 2020.

Application and payment: The total cost of Bama Biology Bootcamp is $350 (not including your textbook, clicker, etc.). A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your spot. Look for an e-mail shortly after submitting your application with details. Payment in full must be received by July 3rd or you will forfeit your deposit and Bootcamp spot. Registration after July 3rd must be paid in full.  Full refunds can be requested (minus the nonrefundable deposit) in writing until July 15th.  July 16-Aug 1 50% refund (minus the nonrefundable deposit).  Sorry, no refunds after August 2nd.  Refunds may take between 2-4 weeks to process, and will be issued via the original payment method.

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.