Students at Shippensburg University frequently conduct independent research projects under the supervision of a biology faculty member (and often receive college credit for their work). Facilities on campus for research include the:
- Vertebrate museum
- Environmental chambers
- Research laboratories
- Animal housing facility
A stream and pond are located on the campus. Field research is facilitated by the university's close proximity to the Michaux and Tuscarora State Forests, Pine Grove Furnace, Caledonia and Colonel Denning State Parks, and King's Gap Environmental Education and Training Center. Shippensburg's unique location near two major river drainage (located in the Susquehanna drainage, bordering the Potomac drainage) makes it an ideal place for aquatic studies. Nearby agricultural lands provide sites for agricultural/environmental studies, including research on integrated pest management. To see some of the research projects completed by biology students at Shippensburg, visit the Biology Department's Student Research Page.