Clubs and Organizations in Biological Sciences

The students in Biological Sciences have lots of opportunities to participate in student-run organizations and clubs outside of the classroom. Students can become involved in service based clubs and/or organizations based on academic honors.

Our student organizations routinely plan excursions to museums, botanical gardens and parks, all of which are open to majors and non-majors, alike. And they host a weekly hot dog cookout on campus!

YCP Student Clubs

  • York College Biology Club (Jeffrey Thompson, Ph.D., Advisor)
  • Pre-Medical Society (Meda Higa, Ph.D., Advisor)

Professional Science Organizations

Students in the Biological Sciences Department benefit not only from the overall academic experience at York College, but also from involvement with a number of professional science organizations, including:

  • Beta Beta Beta  Tri-Beta is a National Biology Honor Society. The Theta Epsilon chapter is located on the York College campus, an event largely initiated by our biology students in 2002. Tri-Beta organizes regional meetings where students can present their research.  York College of PA Advisor:  David Singleton, Ph.D.
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Science PAS organizes an annual meeting where students can present their research and see exciting projects from other nearby colleges and universities. In addition, students can apply for undergraduate research grants from PAS to support their Senior Thesis research.
  • Chincoteague Bay Field Station  The Chincoteague Bay Field Station at Wallops Island, Virginia, is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to promoting marine education and research. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station offers specialized summer classes and also the opportunity for students to engage in marine-related research at their field station in Virginia.