Student Life

Residence Life



The B.E.A.G.L.E. (Biology Experience Aimed at Growth, Learning, and Excellence) Program at Saint Joseph's University.          

Want to get a head start on success inyour Biology courses? Set sail on the BEAGLE program!

What is  BEAGLE?

The BEAGLE  Program is a four-day, intensive program for incoming freshman Biology, Chemical Biology & Environmental Science majors at Saint Joseph’s University.         

The goals of the program are to:

• help students make the transition to college-level academics          

• help students develop effective study skills      

• introduce students to the pace and rigor of college-level science classes 

• introduce students to faculty and successful students             

When is BEAGLE?

BEAGLE 2016 runs from Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 - Friday, August 26, 2016.  Check out the 2015 BEAGLE Schedule to see what is in store for you as a BEAGLE Participant.


How do I apply to BEAGLE?

Applications are available for BEAGLE 2016 beginning May 25th, 2016 and can be accessed here.  Priority deadline for BEAGLE is July 1st.  After you have been accepted, you will receive your acceptance email and information to complete your online payment for BEAGLE ($300) and formalize your BEAGLE participation.  Payment includes program costs, as well as BIO 101 Textbook and clicker for class participation.  Limited Financial Aid is available.


Resident students enrolled in the BEAGLE program will live in the Science Residential Learning Community in LaFarge Hall.  

For more information about the Science RLC, contact Elizabeth Ali at 610-660-1941 or

For more information regarding the BEAGLE program schedule: contact Dr. Julia Lee-Sotey, PhD, Department of Biology,               

The BEAGLE program is  supported by: Office of Admissions, Learning Resource Center,Department of Biology & the Office of Residence Life