students standing in a prairie field
students posing in a labratory

Biocore is UW Madison’s Honors biology program for undergraduate students who wish to discover and reach their academic potential within a small, supportive biology education program (Click here to learn more).

News and Announcements

Biocore Application for Fall 2022 now available!

Biocore Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter

Check out what Biocore has been up to this year from being online to transitioning back to campus! See previous newsletters (2019 & 2020) on resources page.

Biocore Adventure Club

Come join us on new adventures in 2022!

Congratulations Biocore Certificate Graduates!

See  Wisconsin Honors Commencement page for graduates’ photos and memories. See graduation slideshow (5/1/21)

“The Observer” – Jaffna Mathiaparanam, Biocore’s new mural! (10/8/19)

Biocore 50th Anniversary– See prairie walk and open house slide shows. What a great celebration it was! (12/18/18)

See the Message Board! Biocore Alumni & Friends 50th Anniversary Greetings  – (5/15/18)

Biocore in the News!– Probing the ‘Why’ of Science (10/17/17)

What do students say?


Biocore Class of 2016
B.S. Biology with Neurobiology option, May 2017


Biocore Class of 2014 (Sean) & 2015 (Tong) Sean, B.S. Biochemistry, December 2014; Tong, B.S. Chemistry, May 2015

Tong: “I really loved having the ability to do science and take ownership of projects.”

Sean: “For me, the big thing was getting to know the faculty really well and getting to know your fellow students.”