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Watch our preview of the program and get the perspective of students about experiential learning!
***Click here for Experiential Learning in Biology Info Sessions and Drop-in Hours***
Experiential Learning Possibilities Include:
- Research in the laboratory of a Biology faculty member, or in a lab outside the Biology department, on or off campus (e.g. Bioanthropology, Biomedical Sciences, summer research internship, QUIP-RS)
- Special project or service while studying or traveling abroad (e.g. Nicaragua delegation for science majors)
- Data analysis research project (e.g. EMS data, statistical analyses)
- Shadowing a professional (e.g. healthcare, science education, science law)
- Creative project (e.g. blending music or art and biology)
- Internship (e.g. pharmaceutical research)
- Working/volunteering in elementary/middle/high school (e.g. science fair projects)
- Summer science program or camp
- Community-based service/volunteering
- Volunteering/working at a museum or zoo
- Remote or partially-remote opportunities may be approved. Click here for a few possibilities!
- Click here for Ms. Gilmore’s Guide to Pre-Health Summer Opportunities 2021 Edition
- And many more….Talk to us about your own ideas!
Sample Experiential Learning Digital Stories
Click the images to view examples of student-designed experiential learning digital story. For a full list of student-designed digital stories, click here. (Login to e-Portfolio required)
Experiential Learning Courses
Bio385, “Explorations in Biology”, is a hybrid course that is offered in the fall, spring and summer. It must be taken concurrently with the student-designed project/experience. Please see the “Process for Completing the Experiential Learning Requirement” below. Bio498 and Bio499 are independent study courses in which students earn course credit for projects with a Biology department faculty member in their research laboratory. It is offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please see the “Process for Completing the Experiential Learning Requirement” below.
Process for Completing Experiential Learning Requirement
- Attend an Experiential Learning Info Session (see current schedule)
- Talk to Dr. McGinnis, the Experiential Learning committee, your advisor and/or research faculty
- Use your networking skills to find a project mentor
- The Experiential Learning application process (for Bio385) is currently online. To apply:
- Submit your project proposal for BIO 385 by August 16th (for Fall 2021) or Nov 1st (for Spring 2022).
- Submit your proposal for BIO 498 by August 23rd
- For BIO 498 and BIO 499, submit the Independent Study in Biology form to Dr. McGinnis
Experiential Learning FAQs
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Dr. Courtney McGinnis
Professor of Biological Sciences
Academic Coordinator of Experiential Learning
Buckman Center 142