addition to the standard
academic programs in
biology, the Department of Biological Sciences and Lock Haven University
opportunities to further academic, career, social and recreational
The University Honors
Program offers exceptional students an opportunity to participate in
academically enriched classes and augment some of their regular classes
special projects. Lock Haven University also has
an exceptional international study-abroad
program with direct exchange programs at institutions in Australia,
Europe, and South America. A large number of our students take advantage
program during their academic career at Lock Haven University. In the
1999 semester three of our biology majors, including Carly
Woodmansee (Class of 2001, B.S. Biology, Cell and Organismal Biology),
studied in Australia at the University of New
biology majors that participate in athletic programs are true
student-athletes, maintaining high academic standing while being
their athletic abilities and participating on championship
faculty work closely with student-athletes and encourage them to excel
the classroom and on the playing field. Jennifer Wong
(Class of 2004, B.S. Biology/Chemistry), pictured to the right, is an
All-American wrestler in her weight class.
Internship experiences may be arranged for qualified upper-level
students. Internships offer interested students an opportunity to participate in
various programs that supplement classroom learning by providing field
experiences with sponsoring agencies outside the University. Internships are
either proposed by students or are suggested to students by faculty members, and
are formally arranged after consultation with a sponsoring faculty member and
approval of an outside agency.Qualified students must have
completed 60 semester hours of credit and have a 2.5 QPA. Students may apply
for a total of 15 semester hours of internship credit toward graduation.
Approval is necessary by the faculty sponsor, the outside agency, the
Chairperson, and the Dean of the college. These programs are not mandatory and
may require additional justification for administrative approval.
All of our faculty provide students with an
opportunity to conduct independent research, and results of these projects are
often published or presented at scientific meetings, such as CPUB (Commonwealth of PA University
Biologists). The faculty and students view independent research as one of the
highlights of the biology curriculum. Qualified students must
have completed 30 semester hours of credit and have a 2.0 QPA. Some examples of
recent student research projects can be found under Research in the Students
section of our website.
is recognized annually at the Science Convocation,
when the Principles of Biology, Biology Honors, Ulmer, and Klens Awards
for outstanding scholastic achievement in biology. In addition, the
University Foundation makes numerous scholarships and
awards each year.
Department faculty advise students in the Biology Club, Pre-med Club, a DNA Forensics group, and a
Fly Fishing Club.