About: Math

The Siena Heights Mathematics program offers courses, degrees and mathematics support for all manner of liberal arts student program needs.

For the serious math student, we offer a choice of degrees to set them on their way to careers in mathematics, industry, and teaching.

For the STEM students, we provide all of their math courses is small courses focused on the background material for chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.

And, for the liberal arts students, we offer a selection of topical courses to provide reasoning and computational skills in a setting that matches whatever their interests happen to be. We are a part of every student's degree at SHU, and like to think that we do our best to make our program inclusive to all of our students.

One of the features that sets the
SHU Mathematics Department apart from others is our emphasis on technology for teaching and learning. In addition to "smart classrooms" that allow for state-of-the-art presentations, we emphasize modern tools for instruction and discovery in the classroom. Technology-rich classrooms, labs, and instruction engage our students and familiarize them with the wealth of technology that will confront them after graduation.

Math classes for majors are small, allowing our professors to provide all of the individual attention that our students might require. Plentiful office hours, student-centered faculty, large study areas with fully-equipped computers, and state-of-the-art Smart classrooms make learning personal, interesting, and interactive. We can get you started at whatever level suits your background, and take you on your journey right through to the degree of your choice.

Regardless of your specialty, the program will serve your needs. Students planning to be math teachers will be prepared in accordance with Michigan certification standards. Those planning to attend graduate school will receive a thorough and wide-ranging undergraduate experience. Those planning a career in engineering can attend SHU for the first two years, enjoying the benefits of small classes and receiving an associate’s degree and thorough preparation for an engineering program at a larger school

Our graduates leave SHU with superior literacy in a wide variety of math-oriented equipment and software, including Maple Computer Algebra System, TI-NSpire handheld calculators and the Minitab statistics package.

Meet Siena


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Lucia Alfaro

Chemistry major, track and cross country, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Denise Washington

Bachelor & Master's degree graduate); adjunct instructor; Community Development Specialist, City of Battle Creek
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.