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.


Climbing Temperatures Adversely Impact Brook Trout

Recent research from Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute finds that water temperatures affect certain behaviors in a cold-water predator, especially when in the presence of one that prefers warmer waters.

Susquehanna, Chesapeake Conservancy Formalize Relationship

Susquehanna University and the Chesapeake Conservancy have formalized their ongoing relationship through an agreement that ensures the organizations’ continued cooperation on restoration projects within the Susquehanna River watershed.


    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.

  • Dive into Susquehanna’s Freshwater Research Institute

    The Susquehanna River is a hidden gem teeming with life where you can study the local ecology. Grab your specimen jar, lab notebook and become a part of a summer crew that ensures this valuable resource will always be protected.

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    From left are Gabe Peachy '23, Tessa Roan '24 and Matt Wilson, director of the Freshwater Research Institute.


    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.

  • Hands-on learning in sustainability

    Get your hands dirty and help save the planet at Susquehanna’s Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER). Home to honeybees, organic gardens and a flock of sweet sheep, CEER provides you a hands-on education like no other.

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    Campus Garden

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