Your Susquehanna education won't stop at the classroom doors.

Student clubs and activities, field trips, events, seminars and study abroad programs all build on the strong foundation you gain in classes and labs.

Visit the places where science history is made. Hear from industry experts on the latest breakthroughs. Explore a new culture in GO programs designed specifically for students in the sciences.

What you learn beyond our classrooms will help you fully become the scientist you want to be.

Help Make The Susquehanna River Cleaner

Many of our students are involved with the Freshwater Research Institute, which includes a dedicated laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment for river research.


Kimmel Lands Dream Internship

Mallory Kimmel '17 got a glimpse into a job she's always wanted during an internship at the Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Gaithersburg, Md.

During 10 weeks in the summer of 2015, she was able to interact with a variety of wild animals, including squirrels, groundhogs, rabbits, baby birds, and sometimes even bats and reptiles.

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Other Experiences

Ecology Facilities & Field Sites

Study agroecology at the nearby Center for Environmental Education and Research or visit George A. Hepner Ecology Laboratory at Camp Karoondinha, a 600-acre field research station with a variety of habitats.

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Study Abroad Trips

Study Abroad & Global Learning

Our Global Opportunities study abroad program will expose you to different cultures while teaching you valuable things about yourself.


Scientific history was made here, and you can see the evidence firsthand. Spend a few weeks studying the biological and cultural diversity of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

Focus Australia

The biodiversity of Australia is like nowhere else on earth. Study exotic plants and animals—and the history and culture of the island continent-during a three-week tour.

GO New Zealand

Known for its stunning landscapes, New Zealand is also the only country where the local population never surrendered to colonial powers.

Sherpa Life and Culture

Ready for a life-changing experience? Travel to Nepal where you'll meet the Sherpa people and climb the foothills of Mt. Everest.

Professional Conferences

Ecology students have presented at conferences such as:

  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences
  • Annual Susquehanna River Symposium
  • National Council on Undergraduate Research
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Animal Behavior Society
  • Worldwide Raptor Conference
  • American Arachnological Society

Student organizations

  • Campus Garden
  • Biology Club
  • Geology Club
  • SAVE
  • Beta Beta Beta Honor Society