Get your name on more than a diploma

Susquehanna invites students to participate in a dynamic research environment on campus and beyond.

As early as their first year, students can engage in immersive research opportunities, fostering inquisitive minds through hands-on, real-world experience. Our students work with faculty, peers, community partners and independently to ask important questions and seek answers in thoughtful and innovative ways.

Thanks to opportunities made available through university and donor funding, Susquehanna students can work throughout the academic year or spend their summer honing their professional skills and making an impact in a wide array of fields — from marketing to biology.

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First-Year Opportunities

Susquehanna allows First-Year students the opportunity to participate in research to begin their experiences sooner. 

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Share the Impact

At the end of each summer, students gather to share their research results and experiences and celebrate hard work. 

A Formative Experience

“It is a great testing ground for students to discover what they want to do, and sometimes more importantly, what they don’t want to do, after graduation.”

                  — Associate Professor of Chemistry William Dougherty

Summer research program student in a chemistry lab.

Student-Faculty Research Experience

Lopez named Wilson Center public policy fellow

Andrea Lopez, associate professor of political science at Susquehanna University, has been named a public policy fellow by the Wilson Center, one of the world’s top think tanks dedicated to nonpartisan counsel and insights on global affairs to policymakers.

Year in Review: Our favorite things from 2023

A historic, record-breaking capital campaign, compelling faculty-student research, a world-renowned musician and much more — it’s been another memory-making year at Susquehanna University. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2023.

Studying the impacts of eating ‘just one more chip’

Susquehanna’s Department of Psychology is conducting research to determine the neurobehavioral consequences of the chronic consumption of a high-fat, high-sugar diet, and whether that’s why humans have such a hard time sticking to a clean diet.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

New research from the Department of Psychology’s Nick D. Ungson and his Social Identity and Group Processes Lab examines how individuals responded to the stress of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the factors that predict resilience.

Susquehanna awarded $3 million climate change research grant

Susquehanna is one of several recipients of a $3 million National Science Foundation grant that will leverage an existing study into the adaptation abilities of the red-backed salamander to train the next generation of scientists to advance climate change research.

Baker’s yeast the key ingredient for biochemistry major’s research award

Thirteen Susquehanna University student researchers participated in the Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium, with one student’s presentation rising to the top with the help of a common baking ingredient: yeast. Samit Barua Chowdhury ’24 won the Best Poster Award in the Natural and Life Sciences.

Students study confluence of art and activism

Two art history students are spending their summer with Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of art history at Susquehanna, researching art activist practices in Philadelphia and New York City in the last decade.

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Career Development Center

Today’s career paths are full of exciting challenges and new opportunities, so you’ll need the skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts.

Image of Conner Garrison '23 at his summer internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Thanks to our relationships with employers, enthusiastic alumni and academic departments, internship opportunities are plentiful and continuously growing.

Postgraduate Fellowships

Fellowships and scholarships provide outstanding opportunities to expand your horizons, broaden your knowledge and serve as a stepping stone to a successful career or an advanced degree.