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Sci-fit Students
Students in an chemistry lab
Sci-fit students gathering
lab work

ScienceFIT is available to students with the following majors:

  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Mathematics
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

What is ScienceFIT?

ScienceFIT (previously known as BioFIT) is a five-day, intensive academic program designed to increase success for incoming College of Science freshmen.

The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

View the 2014 ScienceFIT Life Sciences Camp Schedule (For participants with majors in Biology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, and Neuroscience)

View the 2014 ScienceFIT Physical Sciences & Engineering Camp Schedule (For participants with majors in Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mining Engineering, and Physics)

ScienceFIT participants will:

  • Get a jump start on required science course content
    • CHEM 121 & BIOL 190 for students with majors in the life sciences 
    • CHEM 201 & PHYS 180 for students with majors in the physical sciences & engineering
  • Attend lectures from the faculty who teach required first-year science courses
  • Get hands-on science lab experiences
  • Participate in review sessions facilitated by faculty, take exams, and participate in exam results discussions
  • Learn and review critical study skills, notetaking skills, learning strategies, and available campus resources for success
  • Become familiar with the University campus - where buildings are located, travel time, etc.
  • Become familiar with the University "classroom" setting - lecture and lab based learning
  • Work and study in groups with peers
  • Interact with faculty from your department, staff, and peer mentors
  • Become familiar with using on-line course components, technology, and resources such as WebCampus and clickers

What To Bring:

  • Planner/calendar (electronic or paper)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Closed toed shoes to wear during the science labs
  • Laptop computer and accessories (see below)
    • Headphones or earbuds for your laptop
    • Power cord or back up battery for laptop
  • Scientific, non-programmable calculator (for example, a TI 30)


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