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 has sponsored as many as 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 the topics of 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 that are being offered this Fall, 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. Below are links to information on these clubs from AU Involve, as well as other links.

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

Auburn University Marine Biology Club or on Facebook

Micro Club

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