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Biology and Its Modern Applications

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity for students applying in the Extended round. We are admitting students to the waitlist only, and students who currently are on the waitlist will be given priority if places become available.

This course aims at developing the basic concepts that form the crux of life from both structural and functional perspectives. It will cover cellular functioning and organization and the transformation of energy. In addition, concepts of evolution and natural selection will be investigated. The course also introduces the student to the continuity of life from genetic and molecular perspectives. The course will extrapolate to demonstrate how cells communicate through cell signaling and how defects in such communication often lead to diseases. The course will conclude by discussing various aspects of current applications of biology in medicine, drug discovery, nanotechnology, forensics, and bioengineering. The goals of this course will be realized through various course activities including labs, group projects and presentations, and team-based learning. 

See sample syllabus here.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential (On-Campus)


Course Considerations

This course would be particularly appealing to students who would like to learn more about principles of biology and the multiple innovative careers that the study of biology can prepare them for.

Writing Intensive

Course Overview

Start Date

July 10

End Date

July 26

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Class Details

Course Code

BIOS 10002 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

July 08
July 09

Primary Instructor

Pliny Smith

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences