Siena Heights University (SHU) is a Roman Catholic postsecondary institution with its main campus located in Adrian, Michigan. The institution was founded in 1919 as St. Joseph's College by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. In 1939, it was renamed as Siena Heights College after Saint Catherine of Siena. In 1969, it became coeducational. In 1998, it was renamed as Siena Heights University.

Adrian Dominican Sisters

The Sisters minister in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and in seven countries outside the United States: Canada, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Responsive to the "signs of the times," they strive to address the needs of the world, to serve where they are called to go.

Campuses

The main campus has 55 acres with 17 buildings in Adrian, Michigan. The main campus has the distinction of being the first all-wireless college or university in the state of Michigan. There are satellite campuses in Southfield, Dearborn, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson, and online.

Affiliation

Siena Heights is affiliated with and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS). The college seal uses the Dominican Shield of the International Order of Preachers, consisting of four white and four black gyrons or triangles. These symbolize the unity of a body of people working together for the common good. The "cross fleury" (or cross with a fleur de lis at each end) superimposed on the gyrons, signifies victory, duty, and self-sacrifice. The sable (or black of the shield) symbolizes wisdom, silence, fortitude, and penance. The light color signifies peace, purity, charity, and sincerity. The motto surrounding the shield, "Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare," means "to praise God, to bless His people and to preach His gospel." The shield may also be surrounded by the six- or eight-pointed star that is the distinguishing symbol of St. Dominic.

Academics

The university has more than 40 academic programs of study between the College of Arts and Sciences, the College for Professional Studies and the Graduate College. The undergraduate college is further divided into seven academic divisions: Business & Management; Computing, Mathematics & the Sciences; Humanities; Nursing; Social & Behavioral Science; Visual/Performing Arts & Teacher Education. Siena Heights also provides classes for high school students through dual enrollment. This gives juniors and seniors who meet certain criteria to get college credit and experience while still in high school, getting students a step closer to going to college and learning about college life and class work. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

BBA

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A Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena Heights University will open many types of employment opportunities for you. With Siena Heights University’s empha ... [+]

A Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena Heights University will open many types of employment opportunities for you. With Siena Heights University’s emphasis on communication and ethics, you may confidently choose to start a new career or take your work in the business field to the next level.

Communication

The ability to express ideas in writing, verbally and visually

Creativity

The ability to develop original ideas or use common solutions in unique ways

Analytical ability

The skill to effectively separate a complex problem into its component parts in order to identify solutions

Integrative thinking

The ability to detect interrelationships among component parts and assess their importance in creating solutions... [-]

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Bachelor

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The program’s primary goal is to develop the visual artist. Students are encouraged to take risks, speculate, explore, research, create and pursue artworks of quality. St ... [+]

Studio Angelico is Siena Heights University’s nationally accredited art department, offering degrees in Graphic Design, Art History and Fine Arts. As part of these degrees, you can explore art media such as animation, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video editing and web design. In addition, opportunities are available for you to combine your art degree with various other majors, minors and certifications in areas such as business, psychology, chemistry, museum studies, and teacher education, which will help you prepare for careers in such fields as advertising, art therapy, art conservation, museum work and art education.... [-]

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The Siena Heights Computer and Information Systems Program is focused on preparing people for the real world rather than just theoretical concepts. We orient our classes ... [+]

The Siena Heights Computer and Information Systems Program is focused on preparing people for the real world rather than just theoretical concepts. We orient our classes such that material that students are learning is attractive to businesses.

The program will incorporate a lot of real-world expertise and experience. Internships are important and are encouraged.

Software development is not necessarily sitting at a computer typing up code. A big part of it is sitting down with users to ensure that the application is going to do what the person wants. Siena’s program will work to develop that in its students.

Siena Heights' dedicated faculty who are practitioners in the field will prepare you for future challenges. All C.I.S. classes are small in size, generally less than 20 students, and meet in a laboratory-style classroom where one-on-one discussion with the faculty is the norm. Your career prospects are strengthened by our on-the-job experiences and senior projects.... [-]

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One program. Two degrees. Five years. That’s the concept behind the new engineering program at Siena Heights University. Through a partnership with the University of Nort ... [+]

One program. Two degrees. Five years. That’s the concept behind the new engineering program at Siena Heights University. Through a partnership with the University of North Dakota, Siena Heights students have the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from U.N.D. and a bachelor’s degree of the student’s choice from S.H.U..

While residing at the Adrian campus full-time, students take engineering courses from U.N.D. while completing their bachelor’s degree at Siena. Students will travel to North Dakota twice to complete lab work.

U.N.D. will offer the following engineering degrees: Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical. The engineering programs at Siena Heights are offered in collaboration with the University of North Dakota, the flagship research institute for North Dakota. Students may pursue degrees in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. The collaboration with U.N.D. allows students to graduate with an ABET-accredited bachelor's degree.... [-]

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