Independent Study Juniors and seniors who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 are encouraged to perform independent research in the laboratory of a faculty member by enrolling in BIO 490. A maximum of 12 BIO 490 credits will count toward university graduation requirements. Our students regularly present their research at state, regional, and national biological society meetings, and a number of projects have resulted in peer-reviewed journal articles. Research experience can improve students' chances of admission to graduate programs, or improve employment prospects subsequent to graduation.
Contact any Department faculty member for information regarding independent research.
An intensive three-week January hospital internship course is offered for sophomores and juniors interested in health-related careers. Rotations through selected major departments in the Capital Health System Hospitals and field trips to area medical schools are included. Please contact Dr. Jonathan Karp ([email protected]), the pre-medical studies advisor, for more information.
Individual faculty research grants allow us to hire students for summer research fellowships. Summer research topics include microbiology, molecular biology, developmental biology, immunology, behavioral neuroscience, and ecology. Contact any Department of Biology faculty member for information regarding their summer research programs.
Rider University has an active Science Advisory Board composed of executives from New Jersey-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Internships are frequently offered to our students as a result of our relationships with these companies. Students can arrange other off-campus internships in association with a faculty sponsor. Contact Dr. Julie Drawbridge ([email protected]) for information regarding off-campus internships.