First Year Experience

Double Helix

This is a community for students interested in science careers in biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Students will explore careers in these disciplines, participate in service projects such as tutoring, science activities in the area schools, and be involved in outreach activities in the Whitewater community.  Initial placement in this Learning Community will be based on your Math ACT score.  You must obtain a 24 or higher on the Math portion of your ACT score to be considered for Double Helix.  Final placement in this Learning Community is determined by your UW System Math Placement Exam score.  

Who can I live with if I join this Learning Community?

  • You can live with anyone who has a room assignment in Tutt Hall, including students who sign-up for HeLaHawks.

Available For:

  • Majors in biology, chemistry, physics and undeclared majors considering a science major.
  • Initial placement in this LC will be based on your Math ACT score of 24 or higher.  Once you have completed your Math placement test, you may not be eligible for Double Helix, and would have the opportunity to join HeLaHawks.


  • Tutt Hall

Linked Classes:

  • Fall semester: Introductory Biology I (Bio 141), Introductory Chemistry I (Chem 102), New Student Seminar (Intraunv 104)
  • Spring semester: Introductory Biology II (Bio 142), Introductory Chemistry II (Chem 104), Service Learning and Leadership (Intraunv 124)

Learning Community Coordinator

George Clokey
Phone: (262) 472-5140


First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205
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