Ars Medica, and Beta Beta Beta, student organizations in Biology.
Ars Medica has been in existence at Francis Marion University since 1974. Its primary goal is to bring in outside speakers for health-related career planning and information, and to help students interested in such careers by arranging visits to medical schools. Ars Medica meets frequently during the academic year. Membership is open to all students with an interest in health profession careers. The faculty advisor is Dr. Vernon Bauer (843-661-1409).
Beta Beta Beta
Tau Omicron Chapter
The Tau Omicron chapter of Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) has been in existence at FMU since 1995. It is a national biological honor society for students. It seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in biology by reserving regular membership for those biology students who achieve superior academic records (a G.P.A. in Biology of 3.0 or higher) and who have completed at least one course at or above the 200 level. Associate members are any interested students who have completed biology 105/115 and an overall G.P.A. of at least 2.5.
Tri Beta aims to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and endeavors to extend knowledge of the natural world through scientific investigation, and to this end encourages undergraduates to conduct research and report their findings in the journal of the society--BIOS.
Many of the Francis Marion Biology faculty are members of Tri Beta. Tri Beta meets frequently during the academic year and often features outside speakers at meetings. The club also sponsors some on-campus events. The faculty advisor is Dr. Ann Stoeckmann (843-661-1388).