Graduate students in biology can enroll in summer courses at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, University of Pittsburgh's Field Station in northwestern Pennsylvania.
These elective courses emphasize organismal and ecological topics and vary from year to year. IUP also maintains agreements with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and with the University of Ghana, Legon, and the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Students may spend a semester enrolled in courses at any of these universities. Also, it is possible to coordinate the graduate program in biology with the teacher certification process in the College of Education and Communications at IUP. Anyone interested in teacher certification should review the relevant material in the undergraduate catalog. Eligibility for the certification process is independent of the admission and review of progress in the biology M. S. program.