ScISet Program

Welcome to ScISet at WAU! ScISet (Science Intensive Set-up) is a program designed for incoming science majors and pre-professional students to get a jump start on their College Biology course. It is an intensive “Boot Camp” to help you to get Set-up to make the transition into college.

Students will:

  • Get a jump start on the course
  • Learn important study skills
  • Meet faculty, teaching assistants, and university staff

Dates: August 13-18, 2023
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2023  

Program fee: $350 (payment due August 1, 2023)

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ScISet is back to an in-person program this year! The program fee includes lab supplies and costs associated with student professionals to run the program. An e-textbook will be supplied.

Room is not included. If you would like to stay in the Residence Halls, there will be an additional fee.

Why ScISet?

Freshmen tend to struggle with College Biology and College Chemistry, even if they have done well in high school (Wischusen & Wischusen, 2007). ScISet is based off of Louisiana State University’s BIOS program. LSU has seen great success for their BIOS students during their freshman year, and the skills and confidence follow them through their senior year! The Department of Biology & Chemistry wants WAU’s students to have that same success!

“LSU’s BIOS participants, 2007-2009 cohorts were on-track to graduate in significantly higher percentages than the other students in the [program] at the end of each of the first four semesters, all differences were statistically significant” (Wischusen & Wischusen, BIOS U).


Give yourself the best set-up by coming to WAU’s ScISet! Register early, as spots are limited and given on a first-come first-serve basis.



Degree Programs

Biology (BS)
For more information, contact the Department of Biology at 301-891-4463.

*Refunds will not be granted after August 1. A refund may take up to 30 days to process.