Siena Heights University is a private Roman Catholic university in Adrian, Michigan, United States. It is located in the northeastern corner of Adrian on the highest land in the surrounding area. Founded in 1919 as a coeducational institution by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Siena Heights was originally named St. Joseph College, and enrolled many of the graduates of neighboring St. Joseph Academy, founded some years earlier by the Adrian Dominicans. In 1939, St. Joseph College was renamed Siena Heights College. In 1998, the school's name was changed to Siena Heights University in order to accurately reflect the kind of institution Siena Heights is today. Siena Heights University seeks to identify and respond to the educational needs of the people at varying stages of their lives. The University believes that education in contemporary society should be based upon clearly defined goals. Since Siena Heights has developed within the framework of Catholicism as lived out in the Adrian Dominican tradition, it believes that the individual educational goals should grow out of an encounter with the values, which are part of this tradition. Specifically, these are the values of the reflective life, the free exploration of ultimate questions, the imperative to witness one's values to the world, the concern for justice in human relationships, and participation in communal celebration. Inherent in these values is the acceptance of the authenticity of other traditions and their experiences of God. The University is also committed to the idea that goals must develop in light of career possibilities and the realities of society.
The University continues its long tradition of integrating the Arts, Sciences, Business, Mathematics, Education, Theology, Religious Studies and Humanities along with career education. The students total development as an intellectually, socially, and spiritually responsible human being is the basis of Siena Heights University's educational philosophy. The University provides an education that will help the students create meaning in their lives and inspire others by their aspirations and achievements. Siena has several first-rate undergraduate and graduate academic divisions and is noteworthy for its holistic student development that fosters higher academia combined with growth of the individual in mind, body, and spirit.
The university is named in honor of Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Italian Dominican who dedicated her life to a quest for truth and social responsibility. Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380).
The UNDERGRADUATE academic divisions of the University include:
A Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena Heights will open many types of employment opportunities for you. You will master the skills employers are seeking. With Siena Heights University's emphasis on 11st century skills and ethics, you may confidently choose to start a career or continue your education in the business field. Business majors at Siena Heights University will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in one (or more) of six areas: Accounting, Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, or Marketing. Explore the degree programs below for more information. Division of Business and Management; (Majors) Business Administration - General, Human Services Administration, Sport Management: (Minors); Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, and Technology Management.
Division of Computing, Mathematics, and the Sciences (Majors); Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems [CIS], Environmental Science: (Inverted Majors); Mathematics, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Professional Science: (Minors); Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Systems [CIS], and Mathematics.
Division of Humanities (Majors); English, History/Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Studies Education, Spanish, Theological Studies: (Minors); Creative Writing, Elementary Language Arts, English General, History, Humanities, Journalism, Philosophy, Spanish, and Theology.
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Majors); Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work: (Minors); Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice, Gerontology, Political Science, and Psychology.
Division of Visual and Performing Arts and Education (Majors); Art (BFA and BA), Art Education, Art History (BFA), Child Development, Education, Theatre/Speech Communications, Musical Theatre: (Minors); Art, Art History, Early Childhood Education, English, Elementary Education, Music: (Planned Minor): Elementary Program / Social Studies Education /
The programs offered by the GRADUATE COLLEGE of the University include:
Divisions: Early Childhood Education; Montessori; Elementary Education: Reading K-12; Middle Level Education; Secondary Education: Reading K-12
Divisions: Community Counseling; School Counseling
Divisions: Health Care Leadership; Educational Leadership; Not-for-Profit Leadership; Organizational Leadership; Public Service Leadership
Program Division: Specialist of Arts in Educational Leadership
Graduate College comprises four major areas of study with 15 interdepartmental programs in; Education, Counselor Education, Leadership, and a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. All graduate programs at Siena Heights University are designed for adults who work full-time during the day. All courses are offered nights and/or weekends. Admissions to all programs requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and a 2.00 Grade Point Average. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
Siena Heights has two administratively independent student newspapers: The Eclipse and Spectra. Siena Heights is the home of one nationally recognized sorority (Phi Sigma Sigma and one International Fraternity (Pi Lambda Phi).
Students enjoy the small atmosphere where most of their time is spent at Beni Casa (school cafeteria) Dominican Hall (computer lab), Library, or the Sage Union Students.
Siena Heights University competes nationally in NAIA intercollegiate athletics and the Saints' men's varsity basketball team was the NAIA Division II national runner-up in 1997. The Saints also contend in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, which includes Aquinas, Concordia, Cornerstone, Davenport, Madonna and UM-Dearborn in Michigan and Indiana Tech in Indiana. The Saints nickname comes from St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican order, and St. Catherine, patroness of the university.
Siena Heights has 7 varsity teams for both men and women. The varsity teams are in:
Volleyball (women only)
Siena Heights also has 2 mens club sports:
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