3 Things: Biology

#1: The biology curriculum includes innovative and engaging coursework, including ecological kayaking trips on Cedar Lake and hikes through 400-year-old Gall Woods Old Growth Forest, and are led by outstanding professors such as three-time Rice Outstanding Teaching Award-winner Dr. Carl Kaster.

#2: The biology program offers its majors select opportunities through its affiliated partners, including early acceptance into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s medical, dental, or pharmacy schools. Through a partnership with the Gray Institute, biology students can also complete physical therapy-certification courses. Finally, majors can study sustainable agricultural practices at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ permaculture site.

#3: Working with faculty mentors, students can conduct scientific research and data analysis. SHU biology students include 29 TriBeta regional award winners and two national research champions.

Meet Siena


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Nate Adams

Theater major; movie reviewer; Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Matt Larson '07

Criminal Justice Graduate; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University