Opportunities in the Biology Department
The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Elizabethtown College offers students a number of ways to get involved! From studying in a foreign country, to completing service projects and researching academic interests, students can explore their passions both in and out of the classroom!
Make a rain forest or desert your classroom for a semester! Many of our students have the opportunity to study abroad during their four years at Etown College. We encourage our students to broaden their experiences by taking advantage of these opportunities. Faculty advisors can help you arrange your course schedule so that you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity all while not losing a step in achieving your degree. The Office of Study Abroad Programs can help you find the program right for you.
Biology majors at Etown College get practical, real-world experience with all things biology in a variety of ways: summer research, on and off campus internships, employment and volunteer opportunities. We know the value of internships, and make it a priority for every student in the Department to have the chance to apply their skills and knowledge in an internship setting. We also provide our students with career internship resources to help them succeed and gain additional experiences.
Students in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences pursue a wide variety of co-curricular activities. One student club (BIOME and SEEDS) and one honor society (Tri Beta) are based in the Department, though students also have the opportunity to participate in sports and other on-campus clubs and organizations as well!
Tri Beta is a national honor society for college and university students in the biological sciences. Elizabethtown's Rho Lambda Chapter was established in April 1996. Membership is limited to those students who have a “B” average or better in their biology courses, and who have taken at least three courses in biology. Tri Beta works in close association with BIOME, working on academic and service events. Tri Beta encourages student research and provides a place to present your findings, at their regional meetings, and to publish student papers.
This student-run organization is composed of students from many disciplines who share an interest in making biology educationally exciting. The formal and informal events sponsored by BIOME allow students the opportunity to interact with their peers and with faculty. Our mission is to expose students to the ever-changing world of Biology and Medicine through service projects, educational trips, and various other activities, and to aid in their preparation for post-graduate studies in the Biology and Health Professions.