A community built around your success
Imagine living on a hallway with the same friends you see in your classes. You go to class together, study for tests together, and help each other succeed. That’s the kind of community you’ll find here at Washington State University. Many students major in the life sciences, and you’ll find friends at every step along the way.
A clear academic advantage
Research shows that students in living-learning communities like this consistently earn higher grades than their peers.
Stephenson Towers residence hall
Home of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) living-learning community, Stephenson Towers holds evening study sessions each week from Sunday through Thursday.
As freshman major in the biological sciences, you can take advantage of free tutoring services offered by upperclassmen. You may become a tutor yourself in your junior and senior years.
You can choose to join student clubs related to your academic area of interest. A sampling of the life sciences clubs on campus includes the following:
Environmental science: Contributes to the University's sustainability programs and helps promote environmentally conscious activities on and around campus.
Molecular biosciences: Gives you the opportunity to meet other students and professors, learn about career options, and gain an understanding of the scientific research being conducted at the University.
Neuroscience: Gives you opportunities to get acquainted with neuroscience faculty, current research in the field, and leading neuroscience practitioners, while showing you potential career paths.
Pre-medicine: Invites health-industry leaders to speak on campus and connects you with volunteer-service and job-shadow opportunities.
Pre-pharmacy: Introduces you to professional students and faculty in the College of Pharmacy, provides community service opportunities, and prepares you for pharmacy school admission interviews and applications.
Sustainable agriculture: Shares information about research and education projects related to sustainability throughout the campus and community.
Zoology: Builds your zoological knowledge through community service and education.