Get your name on more than a diploma

Susquehanna invites students to participate in a dynamic research environment on campus and beyond.

As early as their first year, students can engage in immersive research opportunities, fostering inquisitive minds through hands-on, real-world experience. Our students work with faculty, peers, community partners and independently to ask important questions and seek answers in thoughtful and innovative ways.

Thanks to opportunities made available through university and donor funding, Susquehanna students can work throughout the academic year or spend their summer honing their professional skills and making an impact in a wide array of fields — from marketing to biology.

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First-Year Opportunities

Susquehanna allows First-Year students the opportunity to participate in research to begin their experiences sooner. 

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Share the Impact

At the end of each summer, students gather to share their research results and experiences and celebrate hard work. 

A Formative Experience

“It is a great testing ground for students to discover what they want to do, and sometimes more importantly, what they don’t want to do, after graduation.”

                  — Associate Professor of Chemistry William Dougherty

Summer research program student in a chemistry lab.

Student-Faculty Research Experience

Won’t you be my neighbor?

New research from the Department of Psychology’s Nick D. Ungson and his Social Identity and Group Processes Lab examines how individuals responded to the stress of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the factors that predict resilience.

Susquehanna awarded $3 million climate change research grant

Susquehanna is one of several recipients of a $3 million National Science Foundation grant that will leverage an existing study into the adaptation abilities of the red-backed salamander to train the next generation of scientists to advance climate change research.

Baker’s yeast the key ingredient for biochemistry major’s research award

Thirteen Susquehanna University student researchers participated in the Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium, with one student’s presentation rising to the top with the help of a common baking ingredient: yeast. Samit Barua Chowdhury ’24 won the Best Poster Award in the Natural and Life Sciences.

Students study confluence of art and activism

Two art history students are spending their summer with Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of art history at Susquehanna, researching art activist practices in Philadelphia and New York City in the last decade.

Susquehanna hosts Landmark Research Symposium

Susquehanna University hosted more than 100 students at the 14th annual Landmark Research Symposium students presented their research to their undergraduate peers and faculty mentors.

You scratch my back…

Continuing research looks into the criminal infrastructure that emerged with the advent of cars – this time looking into the role jitney busses and drivers played in rum running.

Students Present Research at Senior Scholars Day

From flea prevention and presidential approval ratings to income inequality and digital piracy, more than 150 students presented research, music and artwork at Susquehanna’s Senior Scholars Day.

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.

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Career Development Center

Today’s career paths are full of exciting challenges and new opportunities, so you’ll need the skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts.

Image of Conner Garrison '23 at his summer internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Thanks to our relationships with employers, enthusiastic alumni and academic departments, internship opportunities are plentiful and continuously growing.

Postgraduate Fellowships

Fellowships and scholarships provide outstanding opportunities to expand your horizons, broaden your knowledge and serve as a stepping stone to a successful career or an advanced degree.