Ecology Class at York College of Pennsylvania


Hands-on lab activities, conducting research, gathering field samples — just a typical semester for the always-active, always-involved Biological Sciences student.

We think you learn best by doing. That’s why right from the start, you’ll start getting familiar with our state-of-the-art labs as we prepare you for post-graduate work or a career using equipment you’ll already know how to use before your first day on the job.

Whether your focus is on the molecular or organismal level, we have passionate, knowledgeable faculty — with terminal degrees and published research to their credit— to guide you, as well as our Richard Clark Lecture Series with guest experts to broaden and challenge your thinking. You will even have the opportunity to present your research at regional and national science conferences — an incredible experience.

With an emphasis on investigative, data-intensive labs and thesis research, York College students in the Biology major are ready for the rapidly changing scientific community. Download a transcript of this video.
Katie Hertz '08 was hired as an optometrist after graduating. Download a transcript of this video.

Your future in Biology

Our graduates have gone on to attend top graduate schools such as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Yale; attend medical schools such as Penn State College of Medicine, NYU, and Emory University College of Medicine; and work at companies such as Fisher Scientific, Glaxo/Smith-Kline, Wyeth, as well as work at the federal level.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Ronald Kaltreider, Ph.D., Chair
Appell Life Sciences, Room 207
Phone: 717.815.1956
Contact for appt.

Linda Walker
Administrative Assistant
Appell Life Sciences, Room 209