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  • General Biology I (BLY 121) and First Year Course (CAS 100)

    Whether you want to learn more about any living organism, learn and apply molecular techniques, or become involved in small research projects this is the community for you. Students will receive an introduction to biodiversity and the academic demands of this University in the College of Arts and Sciences' first year experience course (CAS 100), and will enroll in our General Biology courses (BLY 121 & BLY 121L), which are prerequisites for all subfields in the biologic sciences. This community will also provide you with the opportunity to meet and study with other biology majors as you plan your program of study at USA. Students in this learning community should have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (CH 100) and First Year Experience (CAS 100)

    Chemistry: It's Elemental!

    Calling all Chemistry majors! We welcome you to this learning community. We will provide the solid foundation you need for future chemistry classes and the amazing opportunities available after you graduate.
  • General Chemistry I (CH 131) and First Year Experience (CAS 100)

    Chemistry: It's Elemental!

    Calling all Chemistry majors! We welcome you to this learning community. We will provide the solid foundation you need for future chemistry classes and the amazing opportunities available after you graduate.
  • Life Science I (BLY 101) and First Year Experience (CAS 100); for Non-Nursing Majors

    This community includes the Life Science course (for non-biology majors) which meets a science requirement for many students at the university. Partnered with a FY course, it offers students the opportunity to integrate material in two classes, meet new students, and form study groups! All students need to enroll in the Life Science lab as well (BLY 101 L).
  • General Biology I (BLY 121), Sociology (SY 109) and First Year Course (CAS 100)

    Learning Community description coming soon!