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The College of Natural Sciences Intensive Workshop in Biology will be August 22nd to August 24th (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.


Online registration for the 2019 Biology Intensive Workshop will open on June 14th and close on July 30th (possibly earlier if all spaces are taken and fees paid.)


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.  

Past participants report they like the opportunity to experience college lectures and practice taking exams, and they especially enjoy meeting their future classmates, faculty and graduate teaching assistants.


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 2019.
  2. You will be registering for BIO 311C or BIO 315H during the 2019-2020 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 24th.
  4. You must have completed a UT Austin freshman orientation session no later than July 24th.  Students registered for the August orientation session cannot attend Biology Intensive Workshops.

Online application will be available at this site from June 14th to July 30th.


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).