First Year Experience


Interested in discovering whether or not you want to major in the sciences?  Do you like science, but are not convinced that you are ready for the demands of five credit science classes?

This learning community is designed for students interested in exploring science, but are not yet ready for the science courses needed for their intended major. Students in this learning community will spend the fall semester preparing for the courses they will be taking in the future that pertain to their intended major. This learning community will provide an opportunity for students to grow into their intended major while receiving support from faculty, staff, and current students majoring in the sciences.  The coordinator of this Learning Community currently serves as the liaison for science majors in the Academic Advising and Exploration Center.

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

  • You can live with anyone who has a room assignment in Tutt Hall, including students in Double Helix.

Available For:

  • Majors in biology, chemistry, physics and undeclared majors considering a science major.
  • Students testing in Math 41 or 141.  Students who complete Math 141 in their Fall semester with a C or better will have the opportunity to take Introductory Biology, Introductory Chemistry or Math 152 in their Spring semester.   


  • Tutt

Linked Classes:

  • Fall semester: Beginning Algebra (Math 41), or Fundamentals of College Algebra (Math 141), Individual and Society (Gened 130), New student seminar (Intraunv 104)
  • Spring semester: Fundamentals of College Algebra (Math 141), or Elementary Functions (Math 152), Introductory Chemistry (Chem 102), Introductory Biology (Bio 141)

Learning Community Coordinator

Kara Meissen 
Phone: (262) 472-5232


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

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205
E-mail us!