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

Application for Teaching Assistantship for Fall 2024 now open! TA application materials should be sent to ( The deadline is Monday, April 8, 2024.

Biocore Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

Biocore Adventure Club:

Come join us on new adventures in 2024!

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.”