Summer Opportunities

Take advantage of the many summer study opportunities that exist for Biology majors:

  • Research at Villanova with one of our faculty members
    • We encourage rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to apply for Villanova Undergraduate Research Grants to support research with university faculty members. These awards include a stipend, money for research expenses, and funds for attending a conference to present results. (Next deadline: 26 Feb 2010.) Biology majors have had great success in obtaining these awards in recent years.
    • Opportunities also exist for involvement in research at Villanova—including both laboratory and field activities—that is not necessarily be associated with the grant program described above.
* vu_summer.pdf
Listing of current opportunities
* bio_summer.pdf
Summer research programs at other

Summer Research Programs at Other Institutions

To help students identify and secure summer research positions—including NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU programs)—we maintain a listing of program advertisements that have come to the attention of members of the department. You can review these listings by opening the link above. We update the content of the PDF file on a regular basis, so check back often.

Villanova Fellowship Resources

Summer School Courses Taken at Another School

School must be a 4-year degree granting college or university

Count toward your credits needed for graduation

Grades do not get factored into your Villanova GPA. You will receive a separate transcript for such courses; you can refer to these grades, and use them to recalculate your overall GPA, when applying to post-graduate programs (Med school, graduate school, etc.)

To insure that you earn credit toward your Villanova degree requirements for courses taken elsewhere:

obtain formal approval for a particular summer course in advance, from the Department of Biology (for BIO majors)

see the Department of Biology or your advisor for details