CNAS Study Groups

The College of Natural and Applied Sciences encourages all students to join a study group, a great way to increase your chances of success. We are here to help you find or form a group, locate a study area, and get study materials and other aids.

Click the link below to join a current study group

  • BIO 121 - General Biology I
  • BIO 235 - Genetics
  • BIO 310 - Microbiology
  • BMS 308 - Human Physiology
  • CHM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHM 170 - General Chemistry II
  • CHM 343 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 352 - Introduction to Biochemistry
  • CSC 131 - Computational Thinking
  • MTH 215 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MTH 261 - Calculus I
  • MTH 280 - Calculus II
  • MTH 287 - Computational Calculus I
  • MTH 288 - Computational Calculus II
  • MTH 315 - Algebraic Structures

Benefits of participating in study groups

  • Better grades and study habits
  • Increased motivation
  • Less test anxiety
  • Networking opportunities

Testimonials from past participants

"I think it is very helpful for students to join these groups. We meet up every Thursday and will cover material in class, do some homework problems, and just help each other out on things that we are struggling in. This group didn't just help me be able to study a little extra a week, but I got to make some friends too. Before each test, we will meet up and study all the material. If I did not join this study group, then more than likely I would not be studying with a group of people like I do now. It has definitely helped me out in the class because if there's something I don't understand one of them might be able to explain it and vice versa. Overall, I think that more people should use these groups because I believe it has really helped me out this semester."

"Having a study group makes a tremendous difference in absorbing the material. Sometimes studying alone you miss out on different perspectives on the subject matter. The more people that can come together, the more perspectives and vantage points there are to understand the subject material and thus it is less likely to "miss" certain aspects of the subject being studied. There are certain classes that are just better to study with in a group. Organic chemistry is definitely one of them. I usually don't study in groups but starting off by doing it this semester with Organic Chemistry and Genetics definitely helped not only my study habits but also my social and collaborative skills."

For more information, please contact the CNAS office at 417-836-5249 or