Allegheny Biology Students Learn by Doing

We’ll set the stage for your success through hands-on opportunities. You’ll put the knowledge you gain into practice — and learn to communicate in compelling ways.

Our biology students expand their skills through internships, research with faculty, community engagement, study away, and more.


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Studying in the Field

Allegheny’s Bousson Environmental Research Reserve spans 283 acres of woodlands, ponds, streams, wetlands, and native wildlife — presenting rich opportunities for student-faculty research.

Our students also study in the field at many other spots near campus, including:

  • Allegheny National Forest
  • Erie Wildlife Refuge
  • Geneva wetlands
  • Presque Isle and Pymatuning State Parks
  • Tamarack Lake
  • Woodcock Creek Lake

Recent Internships

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Conservation education

Erie National Wildlife Refuge

Conservation biology

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Multiple fields

Meadville Medical Center

Allied health care

Western Hawaii Community Health Center

Health care and outreach

James J. Howard Marine Science Laboratory

Aquatic research

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This clinical epidemiology research experience pairs an Allegheny student with a family medicine resident at the Meadville Medical Center.

They collaborate to plan and conduct preliminary research, develop a proposal, collect and analyze data, and draft manuscripts for publication.

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

The Effects of Glucocorticoids on Migration and Tight Junction Proteins in Human Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells

Therapeutic Methods to Reduce Nerve Pain: A Model of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Contributions of Temperate Freshwater Fishes to Nutrient Cycling in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Going VIRALL: A Tool for Advancing Student Implementation of Computational SIR and SEIR Disease Transmission Models in Biology Education

Developing a Reliable Method of DNA Extraction for Ixodes scapularis and Assessing Lyme Disease Prevalence Across Life Stages

Genes Implicated in Macular Degeneration and Their Regulation Through Dexamethasone Utilizing Human Retinal Cell Line