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2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Clinical Sciences Concentration, B.S.

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The Clinical Sciences concentration enables students who are interested in Medical Technology, Histotechnology, Cytotechnology or Respiratory Therapy to include their clinical training as part of their B.S. in Biology degree requirements. Students in this concentration may enter a clinical program in medical technology (aka: medical laboratory science), histotechnology, cytotechnology, or respiratory therapy after their junior year of college and then transfer credits back to Shippensburg University following successful completion of their clinical education. An overall GPA of at least 2.5 is required to be eligible for this concentration and application to clinical sites is required one year in advance of the professional program starting date. Credits from the clinical year will be used to meet remaining elective requirements for Biology in addition to meeting “free electives” to complete the B.S. in Biology degree.

The clinical year may be taken at any of the hospital schools affiliated with Shippensburg University or any other hospital program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. Although hospitals give preference to their affiliates, admission is on a competitive basis and Shippensburg University cannot guarantee admission to a hospital program for the clinical year.

The following is a list of current hospital affiliations for Shippensburg University (or non-affiliated but approved sites):

Medical Technology

  • Altoona Hospital, Augusta Health (Fishersville, VA)
  • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown, PA)
  • Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Reading Medical Center
  • Rockingham Memorial Hospital (Harrisonburg, VA)
  • Saint Vincent Health Center (Erie, PA)
  • Williamsport Hospital Histotechnology
  • York Hospital


  • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown, PA)


  • Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Magee Women’s Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA; non-affiliate)

Respiratory Therapy

  • Lancaster Regional Medical Center (via Millersville University)

Additional Biology Electives

(Must take at least 7 additional Biology elective credits; see below). Specific electives to meet Clinical Sciences concentration requirements.

Please note only 3 credits of research or internship may count as biology electives. Credits in excess of that number count as free electives.

Allied Fields (21 crs.)

General Education

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements specific for this major:

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