Experience-based science education
Experiential learning is a core value of Antioch College and a strong emphasis in the sciences program. We offer small class sizes and individualized mentorship with faculty who teach all of our classes. Students pursue their own interests in the sciences as they design their own majors. Our renowned Cooperative Education program provides students with multiple opportunities to explore professional scientific experiences. We prepare students for a wide variety of post-graduation opportunities, such as employment, graduate and professional schools.
The Sciences in the Curriculum
At Antioch College, students create self-designed majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The faculty in the sciences have disciplinary expertise in Forest Ecosystem Analysis, Forestry, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Biology. They regularly offer courses in the natural and biological sciences.
Biology and Biomedical Science
Faculty in the Sciences
Science News & Achievements
Interview by Matt Walker '04. Natalie Suzelis is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Antioch College. She holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was a Schaffer and A. W. Mellon fellow. Her research synthesizes...
Associate Professor of History, Dr. Kevin McGruder, featured on Critical Race Theory panel discussion at the Columbus Metropolitan Club
After graduating with a self-designed major in Bachelor of Science: Ecology and the Human Environment with Spanish Language focus and earning magna cum laude, Richard Hauck ’17 has been accepted into two master’s programs at Arizona State University.
Compassionate Care: Jamison Watkins ’24 at Visiting Angels in Sacramento, Californiaby Sara Marsh on September 17, 2021
I am currently out in California working for Visiting Angels, an in-home care franchise whose mission is to provide a workplace that gives caregivers love and respect while providing compassionate care to clients. They have been providing companionship and care to those in need since
Learning about Life in Bellows Falls, Vermont: Morgan Hayslip ’21 at Chroma Technology Inc.by Morgan Hayslip on March 21, 2020
I have been in Bellows Falls, Vermont, at Chroma Technology, Inc., a company founded by Antioch alumnus Paul Millman, ’68. To say that this has been an experience is an understatement. I have started to grow as a person. I have made some new friends
Finding Purpose Close to Home: Sophie Singer ’22 at Glen Helen’s Trailside Museumby Sophie Singer on January 28, 2020
Glen Helen Nature Preserve was donated to Antioch College by alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch in 1929, in memory of his daughter Helen. 90 years later, it still stands as a testament to the values that Antioch students seek to uphold: community, experiential learning, and diversity
Veterinary Medicine In Guatemala: Maria Lopez ’21by Maria Andrea Lopez on November 9, 2018
I’m working with a veterinarian in my native land of Guatemala. Most of his work is focused in Santa Cruz del Quiche. He is the only veterinarian of the Quiche department, it is a small town elevated at 2,021 above sea level. Some of my
A Thing Can Be Regular and Very Special at the Same Time: Toni Jonas-Silver ’18 at Yellow Springs High School in Yellow Springs, OHby Toni Jonas-Silver on March 3, 2018
I decided to stay in Yellow Springs for my fourth co-op because I wanted to have a chance to more fully integrate into the Antioch and village community, and get to know the town a little better. My new teenager-oriented lens through which to view
Bringing nature to the community: Lanique Dawson ’19 at Glen Helen Ecology Instituteby Lanique Dawson on February 22, 2018
Currently I am a community outreach intern at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve. My employer’s mission is to bring exposure of the wonders and importance of nature to those in the community. My role involves creating avenues for community members to participate within the Glen
Antiochian science graduates are prepared for a variety of opportunities after college. Nearly 100% of our BS and BA students either gain employment directly after graduation, attend graduate or professional school, or start new enterprises. Some of our recent graduate placements include:
- Jordan Berley ’16 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science. Jordan is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree in the at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
- Julia Honchel ’16 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science. She is now enrolled at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
- Emaline Pozzanghera ’16 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and is now a canine rehabilitation assistant at Pawsitive Performance in Helena, MT.
- Roland Scaife ’16 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and is working as a quality control chemist at Perrigo Company in Dublin, Ohio.
- Mark Brimmeier ’17 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and is working as a radiology support specialist at the Foundation Radiology Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed a senior project titled “Design and Use of an Interactive Concussion Education E-module Flyer to Highlight Effectiveness of a Health Resource: An Action Project.”
- Richard Hauck ’17 earned a B.S. in Ecology and the Human Environment. After graduation he worked at the Tiger Mountain Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, as director of sustainability.
- Eleanor Hicks-Green ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science. Eleanor is conducting ecological restoration, field ecology, invasive plant management, and disaster relief with the Washington Conservation Corps. Recently completed a wetland monitoring position with the Washington Department of Transportation.
- Meridian Howes ’17 earned a B.A. in Health and Social Justice and completed a senior project titled “Visions Towards a Postcolonial Public Health.” Meridian is pursuing the Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. As part of her graduate research, she is analyzing services for people who inject drugs in Tanzania.
- Rian Lawrence ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and completed a senior project titled “A Microcosm Experiment to Assess Atmospheric Deposition Effects on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Retention in Northern Ohio Soils.” Rian was a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and is completing an M.Phil. at Cambridge University in Oxford, U.K. She is applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, looking to enter a Ph.D. program in marine biogeochemistry.
- Elias Pitasky ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and completed a senior project titled “Secondary and tertiary relationships between vertebrates and wildfire.” After graduation, he entered the U.S. Peace Corps Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program as a volunteer in Quito, Ecuador.
- Steven Taylor ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and completed a senior project titled “A Comparative Analysis of Nutritional Content and Color Reflectance in Invasive versus Native Fleshy Fruits “. Completed a year as an Environmental Educator at SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, and is currently working as an Environmental Consultant with Davey Resource Group, doing field surveys to reduce wildfire risk in northern California.
- Melissa Rudie ’18 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and completed a senior project titled “Genome Guardians at Crossroads of Aging and Cancer.” After graduation she studied medicine at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indiana.