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Learning Communities and Student Clubs

It's easy to get caught up in coursework, but another important avenue for learning about your field is to participate in Learning Communities and Student Clubs

Learning Communities

The Department of Biological Sciences sponsors four Learning Communities (LCs), more than any other department on campus.  These LCs are open to all incoming COSAM freshmen who share an interest in Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Microbiology or Epidemiology.  They provide the opportunity to learn more about a particular field in a small group setting with other students who share this interest.  They also provide a great opportunity to meet faculty.  For more information on the DBS Learning Communities check out the AU Learning Communities page.

Student Clubs: 

The Department sponsors three student clubs, two of which are official student chapters of the major national professional society for that discipline.  All three clubs sponsor speakers, field trips and other events to promote a better understanding of the field and professional development.

Auburn University Student Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology website or on Facebook

Auburn University Marine Biology Club Facebook

Additionally, many professional societies in the biological sciences have resources for undergraduate students:

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Resources website
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology website 
Ecological Society of America website 

Last Updated: 06/29/2016