Faculty in the department of Biology offer a number of summer research opportunities for biology. 

Many of these opportunities are paid positions offered through the H&S Summer Scholars Program. The program provides 8-10 weeks of full-time research. Since the research is full-time, it is expected that the student will have no other outside employment or summer school courses.  All students will be actively considered for available positions in our department regardless of GPA. These positions are made possible through a variety of funding sources including the H&S Science Research Fund, the Ithaca College Dana Student Internship program, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and other external grant organizations.

For detailed information about the research available in faculty labs, be sure to read the project descriptions carefully. We expect you to discuss projects that interest you with faculty members. Be sure to get specific information about the project, time required, what is expected of you, type of techniques used, and background required. Please note that some of the projects will not be carried out at Ithaca College and, therefore, require travel to study sites.

Once you have determined the project(s) that interest you, you can prepare an application for the H&S Summer Scholars program. 

Before you submit your application, be sure to review the:

Research for Credit During the Summer

It is also possible to participate in summer research for credit (in BIOL 30200).  Research for credit must be arranged well ahead of time with the faculty sponsor. Students will give their research presentation and submit a written report in the subsequent fall semester. Students choosing this option may not receive pay for their summer work.

A student who conducts summer research in an internship or other paid position in the biology department may petition to the Curriculum Committee to waive the 302 requirement. The student must make up the three credits in another biology course. Students will give their research seminar during the subsequent fall semester.