BioLaunch: First-Year Experience Program

BioLaunch students visit Lake Tahoe during a water quality sampling field tri

Get Involved with the Life Sciences Community at UC Davis

The BioLaunch program helps freshmen and transfer students develop a sense of community, build life science skills and find research opportunities within the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.

The program comprises four parts:

  • Exploring Biological Sciences BIS 005/198 course
  • A fall welcome event introducing students to their cohorts
  • Exclusive lunches with world-renowned researchers and faculty
  • Scenic field trips to the Bodega Marine Laboratory and Lake Tahoe


With the BioLaunch program, you’ll find a home at UC Davis and explore resources that'll place you on the path to success.