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The College of Natural Sciences Intensive Workshop in Biology will be August 23rd to August 25th (10am Thursday through 2pm Saturday) for incoming freshmen. This workshop is designed to help students transition from high school to college, understand faculty expectations, and learn the skills needed to succeed in CNS.

Thanks for your interest in the College of Natural Sciences Biology Intensive Workshop! The Biology Intensive Workshop and waitlist are now FULL and registration has been closed. Students who are on the waiting list will be notified by email after July 25th if a space opens to join the workshop. All who registered before the waiting list opened should have paid to hold their space.


If you have questions, please email Dr. Ruth Buskirk at rbuskirk@austin.utexas.edu

Students will experience college lectures and exams, participate in discussion sessions, practice study skills in breakout sessions and get the chance to network with peers and faculty. A major goal of the Biology Intensive Workshop is to build connections among freshmen in biology.

Program Details

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Biology Intensive Workshop:

  1. You must be an entering freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2018.
  2. You will be registering for BIO 311C or BIO 315H during the 2018-2019 academic year. You must not have credit for that course.
  3. You must also have credit or be registered for CH 301 or CH 301H by July 25th.
  4. You must have completed a UT Austin freshman orientation session no later than July 25th.  Students registered for the August orientation session cannot attend Biology Intensive Workshops.

Online application will be available at this site from June 28th to July 31st.

If you have additional questions after reading through all of the information on this site, you may email Dr. Ruth Buskirk, rbuskirk@austin.utexas.edu (please put 'Biology Intensive Workshop' in the subject line).