Welcome to QBIC

  • Bryan and students in the field
  • QBIC Girls
  • Bryan teaching students
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  • Students in the field

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men."
Bill Beattie

 About the program

QBIC (Quantifying Biology in the Classroom) is a program for students interested in a more in-depth approach to the biological sciences. Our integrative four-year curriculum emphasizes the study of living systems while providing students the tools to critically evaluate biological concepts.

Our graduates are well prepared to excel in any biological science professional or graduate program.

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 Research Opportunities


Discover the lives and work of researchers in the field of biology on the Confluence Lecture Series page.

 Teaching Pentagon

The Teaching Pentagon illustrates the integration of QBIC classes: General Biology lecture and lab, journal club, peer-led team learning (PLTL), and statistics.

Scholars learn a biological concept in lecture, design experiments to test the concept in lab, discuss cutting-edge science related to the concept in journal club, reinforce the concept in PLTL, and then take the data collected in lab to their sophomore statistics class for analysis.

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FIU QBIC is supported by:
Office of the Provost at FIU National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health/NIGMS

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