One key to research success is to get involved as early as possible during your undergraduate career. Students can conduct research alongside faculty as early as their first year. Working in several different labs can expose you to a range of possibilities for independent study, while helping you get to know several different faculty with whom you might want to work.
Biology Department Fellowship
Several internal fellowships are awarded to Biology undergraduates each year. Awardees receive a stipend to conduct research on campus. The application is similar to that of a VURF.
The Department of Biology offers its majors the opportunity to earn course credit for approved internships. A suitable internship is any intellectually challenging activity grounded in basic science that actively involves the student in the collection, analysis, and evaluation of data, or in other scholarly activities such as teaching biology. An internship typically is pursued at an off-campus site in conjunction with an extramural research or educational program. Examples of locations potentially suitable for an internship include research laboratories, field stations, zoos, aquariums, or museums.
College and University Resources
In addition to resources and opportunities through the Biology Department, Villanova provides support to undergraduate students in all aspects of their collegiate experience and beyond through the centralized services of the Office for Undergraduate Students, Office of Education Abroad and Career Center.