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Student Resources


Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship (for credit) as part of their major program. Internships give students invaluable opportunities to gain experience in areas in which they might later like to pursue a career. Internships are usually arranged by the students themselves with the help of a faculty member and are supervised by the faculty member and an off-campus supervisor.

Biology students have undertaken internships at numerous cooperating agencies over the past several years, including (among others):

Career Paths

Visit the Biology Job Resource Center for career ideas in Biology.


The Biology Department is associated with several student clubs including the following:

  • Biology Club
  • Botany Club
  • Environmental Action Club
  • Global Brigades @ Kutztown
  • Health Careers Society
  • Herpetology Club
  • Marine Science Club

For more information about these and other student clubs at Kutztown please visit KUnited.

Mentoring Program

The Biology Peer Mentoring program was developed to help freshman and transfer students in the Biology Department succeed academically, socially, and personally during their transition to Kutztown University. The Biology Peer Mentoring Program helps freshman and transfer student become oriented to the Biology Department

Program Goals:

1. To aid in the academic, emotional, and social adjustment of first year and transfer students in KU's Biology Department

2. To improve new and transfer students' success

3. To provide consistent, reliable sources of support, information, and inspiration

4. To encourage the development of student interactions with other students, faculty, and staff

5. To promote the development of leadership skills in peer mentors

Program Benefits:

1. Peer mentoring provides students with valuable experiences that help them academically, socially, and personally.

2. Peer mentors assist students with questions regarding the registration process.

3. Peer mentors involve students in activities including: Meet and Greet Welcoming Meeting, Movie Nights, Get Aquainted "Pizza" Gathering, Science Club Meetings & Activities, Seminar/Research Symposia, End-of-Year Luncheon.

For more information about how you can participate in the Peer Mentoring program contact:

Dr. Carol Mapes, Chair - (610)683-4308,

Dr. Gregory Setliff - (610)683-4316,

Living Learning Community (AKA Biology Dorm)