Experiential Learning

Valpo’s biology graduates go on to successful careers because they get so much hands-on experience before graduation. Lab classes, internships, research opportunities, and service work all provide students a chance to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.


Nearly all biology courses include opportunities to develop and practice laboratory or field skills.


Science is above all a process of discovery, and research opportunities allow students to experience it first-hand.

Developing a Career

Through internships, students discover which positions best suit their skills and interests.

Learning in the Community

Valpo students give thousands of hours of volunteer service and get excellent learning opportunities in return.