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. In addition to helping you find or form a study group, Bear CLAW can assist with locating a study area and providing learning materials and other aids.

To help us meet your needs, complete the CNAS Study Groups Survey - SP19.

Study Group

Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing) in Meyer Library is here to help you find a study group.

Some of the more popular courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Biology
    121-General Biology I / 235-Genetics / 310-Microbiology
  • Chemistry
    160-General Chemistry I / 170-General Chemistry II / 201-Essentials of Organic Chemistry / 343-Organic Chemistry II / 352-Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
    131-Computational Thinking
  • Mathematics
    215-Discrete Mathematics / 261-Calculus I / 280-Calculus II / 287-Computational Calculus I / 288-Computational Calculus II / 315-Algebraic Structures
  • Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science
    123-Introduction to Physics I

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