As a biology major, you'll have the opportunity to participate in several off-campus field trips as well as special science courses in locations such as the Florida Everglades, Ecuador, Belize, and AuSable Institute for Environmental Studies which has campuses in Michigan, Washington, Maryland, India, and Kenya.
A number of biology majors work closely with Messiah College faculty on special research projects. These projects may lead to publication in professional science journals. Through these side-by-side ventures, you will gain valuable research skills which will help prepare you for immediate employment following graduation or for further studies in graduate school.
Internships and Practica
Linking classroom learning with real workplace research experience makes internships and practica a crucial part of your biology education. Several of our students have landed internships with researchers at the well-known Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as well as in a variety of other corporate and research settings in the central Pennsylvania region. These hands-on experiences will give you the edge when you enter the job market or pursue a graduate degree.
Clubs and Activities
On campus, many students participate in a wide range of science-related clubs. Earthkeepers (an environmental club), the Medical Awareness Society (pre-medical club), and Sigma Zeta (a science honor society) offer biology majors the opportunity to join with other students who share your interests.
Dr. Foster with student group at
Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve