Take advantage of the many summer study opportunities that exist for Biology majors:
To help students identify and secure summer research positions—including NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU programs)—we maintain a listing of program advertisements that have come to the attention of members of the department. You can review these listings by opening the link above. We update the content of the PDF file on a regular basis, so check back often.
School must be a 4-year degree granting college or university
Count toward your credits needed for graduation
Grades do not get factored into your Villanova GPA. You will receive a separate transcript for such courses; you can refer to these grades, and use them to recalculate your overall GPA, when applying to post-graduate programs (Med school, graduate school, etc.)
To insure that you earn credit toward your Villanova degree requirements for courses taken elsewhere:
obtain formal approval for a particular summer course in advance, from the Department of Biology (for BIO majors)
see the Department of Biology or your advisor for details