Undergraduate Studies

Biology Resource Center

Lilly Hall, Rm B-401

Tutoring center (in B-404B, enter through B-401):

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Biology Resource Center serves the academic needs of all undergraduates with particular attention paid to first and second year students. The mission of the BRC is to improve the academic performance of all students by providing excellent tutoring services and resources directed toward the following goals:

1) Improve learning and study skills, particularly in Biology courses
2) Encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in Biology Sciences

The BRC tutoring center is staffed by 8 to 10 selected Junior and Senior level Biology Students each semester. The BRC is a great place for getting all kinds of help and just to hang out and study.  Additionally, we offer selected hours when a BRC tutor who speaks Mandarin Chinese is available to assist when needed.  See signage in the BRC for times.


We Offer:

Tutorial Assistance in Introductory Core Courses:
110 - Fundamentals of Biology I
111 - Fundamentals of Biology II
121 – Diversity, Ecology and Behavior
131 – Development, Structure and Function of Organisms
135 – First-Year Biology Laboratory, aka “Boot Camp for Biology”
231-232 – Cell Structure and Function & Laboratory
241-242 – Genetics and Molecular Biology & Laboratory

Tutorial Assistance in Other Introductory Biology Courses is also offered

Also in the BRC:

Core course syllabi
Course outlines, texts and other reading material
Faculty handouts
Graduate school literature
Peterson's Guide to Job Opportunities in the Engineering and Science Field
Peterson's Guide to Graduate Schools in the Biological Sciences
Research Theses from Honors Research Students
Peterson's Guide to Internships

T.A. Corner

T.A.s for specific courses sometimes hold their office hours in the BRC, in an area called the "T.A. Corner."  T.A.s are there to work with their specific course, but if you need assistance with a different course, please go to the tutoring center listed above.

BRC events

Here is a calendar of events in the BRC area IN ADDITION to the regularly scheduled BRC tutoring hours above.  If you wish to schedule an event in the BRC (such as T.A. Corner office hours or a study session), please send an e-mail request to purduebrc@gmail.com.  You will be sent a confirmation if your event/office hour is approved based on what is already scheduled.  If multiple events are requested for the same time and one group is small (<12), that event may be assigned to the conference room nook.  Include the following in your e-mail:

* Course number ("BIOL 231")
* Event leader/contact person
* Date(s)/time(s) needed (start and end time), include any recurrence
* Expecting large or small (<12) group

TAC = T.A. Corner
CONF = Conference table nook (behind half-wall of student lounge area)
HLWY = B-401 entry hallway, sidebar desk across from student organization offices