We seek to develop our students' appreciation of biology at all levels -- from molecules to populations -- integrated within the context of Darwinian evolution. We accomplish this through a rigorous, broadly based, laboratory-intensive curriculum taught by faculty who are dedicated, first and foremost, to enriching the learning experience of their students. We offer a uniquely personal and immersive program that emphasizes learning by doing.
Our approach is extraordinarily successful -- over 90% of Siena students who apply for medical programs are accepted, more than double the national average. In fact, The Princeton Review has ranked Siena as one of the best programs nationwide for Biology majors. Our unique combination of academic rigor and close student-faculty relationships give our graduates the strong foundation they need for successful careers in all fields of Biology.
After four years, Siena's biology faculty know you not just as a student, but as a person. This helps us match your strengths to the many career choices available to a science major. Regardless of your specific career path, the critical thinking and hands-on laboratory skills that you develop while a biology major will give you a significant advantage over the competition upon entering graduate programs and successful careers. Our Biology alumni are:
These skills are highly valued by employers, and prepare our graduates to excel in any career path.
This goal of placing students in competitive post-graduate programs and careers requires that we offer an intense and rigorous program. All biology majors, including “average” students, benefit from high expectations. Siena biology majors work hard, but along the way they form life-long bonds and have a lot of fun, too. The high standards of our program ensure that those students who excel as biology majors are routinely accepted into high quality medical and other professional schools. Equally important, our students report back that their Siena education prepared them well for life after Siena.