The Hampton University Biology Department offers several programs for students to expand their academic intelligence outside the classroom. They include the following:
F.D.I. Biology Club
The Frederick D. Inge Biology Club is open to all biology majors. This organization seeks to
- Create a sense of unity among students majoring in the biological sciences;
- Stimulate high scholarship;
- Promote the distribution of biological knowledge through seminars, visiting lectures, and visits to other institutions;
- Inform students of career options and job opportunities open in the field of biology.
The Biology Journal Club
The Biology Journal Club was established in 1994 to enhance the ability of graduate and undergraduate students to critically examine the scientific literature. Papers are selected from scientific journals in a variety of areas in the biological sciences and are discussed in meetings that include both students and faculty. The primary goal of this club is to give the students greater skills in determining for themselves whether or not a scientific paper has provided strong enough data to justify its conclusions. There are no requirements for inclusion in this club except to attend and participate. The club meets in alternate weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
Beta Kappa Chi (National Scientific Honor Society)
Beta Kappa Chi is a National Scientific Society which was founded at Lincoln University in 1923.
Its purpose is to encourage and advance scientific education through
- Original investigation;
- The dissemination of scientific knowledge;
- The stimulation of high scholarship in pure and applied sciences.
All students are eligible for membership who have:
- Completed at least sixty-four semester hours of college work, seventeen hours of which shall be in one of the sciences and/or mathematics areas;
- A grade average of "B" in the science or mathematics area;
- An overall grade point average of "B", or 3.00.
Strategies for Ecology Education, Development and Sustainability (SEEDS) Program, Ecological Society of America/United Negro College Fund. The purpose of the program is to recruit minority students into the fields of ecology/environmental science through curriculum development, ecology clubs, participation in research, and attendance at meetings.