Workshops and Pymatuning Laboratory




Slippery Rock University's reputation for presenting outstanding summer workshops is predicated upon the timeliness, relevancy, substance and articulate authority of participation lecturers and workshop leaders.  As part of Slippery Rock University's life long learning efforts, the workshops further represent the University's commitment to providing ever-expanding opportunities for the people of Pennsylvania to participate and share in the educational resources which Slippery Rock University has to offer.  The outstanding faculty and wide array of modern facilities which SRU possesses provide strong support for the diversified, enriching summer workshops.


Most workshops-for-credit are also available for non-credit at a reduced rate on a space-available basis.  In all instances, registrations for credits are given priority over non-credit registrations.


Tuition for workshops is the same per credit as for regular courses.  Out-of-state differential applies


Current students do not need to reapply in order to register for summer classes.

For credit, please complete the appropriate admissions application.

For non-credit, registration and payment must be received one week prior to the start date of the workshop.

Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology

Biology courses are also offered at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, the field research station of the department of biological sciences, University of Pittsburgh.  Located on the shores of the Pymatuning Reservoir, 90 miles north of Pittsburgh and 40 miles south of Lake Erie, the laboratory and teaching facilities are situated within an 11,000-acre wildlife sanctuary and propagation area owned by Pennsylvania.

Students from Slippery Rock University may register through the University for any courses offered at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.  Tuition and fees for these courses will be those normally required by Slippery Rock University and will be paid to that institution.  A Laboratory Use Fee may be applicable.  Slippery Rock University students taking courses at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology will remain in the status solely of a student of Slippery Rock University, will be entitled to such academic credit as may be awarded under the pertinent regulations of Slippery Rock University and will be neither subject to the discipline or academic direction of the University or Pittsburgh nor entitled to any rights or privileges associated with student status at the University of Pittsburgh.  All students are however, subject to the rules of operation of the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.  Arrangements for room and board must be made with Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology at established rates.

A student may register for a three-semester-hour course during each three-week session.  Three session are offered during summer.  A complete list of courses being offered by the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology are given below:

SESSION I:  May 13 - May
BIOL 302:  Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles
BIOL 322:  Conservation Biology/Lab
BIOL 401:  Ecology and Lab

SESSION II:  June 3 - June 21
BIOL 303:  Behavioral Ecology/Lab
BIOL 320:  Ornithology (Bird Ecology) and Lab
BIOL 323:  Field Stream Ecology
BIOL 361:  Flora of Western Pennsylvania
BIOL 400:  Disease Ecology
BIOL 401:  Ecology and Lab

SESSION III:  June 24 - July 12
BIOL 323:  Field Stream Ecology
BIOL 400:  Disease Ecology
BIOL 401:  Ecology and Lab

SESSION IV:  July 15 - August 2
BIOL 321:  Wildlife Management
BIOL 326:  Field Methods in Biogeography/Lab