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About the program

Bio&ChemEXCEL is an intensive five-week residential summer programs for incoming students to the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences that are designed to prepare students for the typical course load of a pre-med or science major at Northwestern University. These courses are taught by graduate students who are specially trained by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and are offered at multiple levels to accommodate students with different academic backgrounds.

Students will participate in meet-and-greets with Northwestern faculty and staff members, as well as visits to research laboratories and facilities, a local pharmaceutical company, the Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Field Museum in Chicago.

Students who successfully complete the program will get preferred admission into NU Bioscientist, our first-year research preparatory program, and will also get to participate in our textbook loan program during the academic year. 

The University will cover all costs of tuition, airfare (for students who live more than two hours away from Northwestern), housing, food, books, and program sponsored events.

For more information

Contact Dr. Luke Flores, Assistant Director of First-Year & Transition Programs at

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