Shippensburg University is located less than 100 miles from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, which enhances learning with accessibility to the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo, and the National Aquarium. Within a twenty-five-mile radius of the university campus are three state forests, five state parks and a section of the Appalachian Trail that winds its way through the oldest mountain system in North America.
A charter member of the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Shippensburg University-in cooperation with other member colleges and universities-offers a variety of oceanographic study and research opportunities at Wallops Island, Virginia. Four separate three-week sessions are in operation during the summer months. The station is also a popular destination for weekend class field trips during fall and spring semesters.
Our department is proud of its laboratories containing a variety of computers and sophisticated instrumentation such as:
- Scanning electron microscope
- DNA sequencer
- Molecular imaging system
- Fluorescent microscope
- Microplate readers
- Refrigerated centrifuges
- Micro-video systems
- Automated autoclave
Environmental chambers, a pond, a thriving greenhouse, herbarium, animal care facility, and a vertebrate museum add to the variety of educational experiences.