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Bridges to Baccalaureate Program

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

This program is open to a limited number of Chicago community college students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research. This is relevant to careers in chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, nursing and public health. Students begin the program during the summer immediately proceeding their first year at the community college. They participate in a paid research opportunity and receive various forms of support as well as opportunities to attend professional conferences. Students are typically enrolled in the guaranteed admissions program and are assisted with transferring over to UIC from their respective community college at the end of their second year
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Chicago (Lead)
City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College
City Colleges of Chicago, Olive-Harvey College
City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College
City Colleges of Chicago, Truman College
City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College
South Suburban College

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Molecular Biology
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Genetics
Behavioral Neuroscience
Behavioral Oncology
Public Health

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 2/17/2018
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