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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.

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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

 

 

Environmental Science

 

 

Sustainability

 


Faculty in the Sciences

 

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Science News & Achievements
Richard Hauck ’17 Accepted to Two Master’s Programs
Richard Hauck ’17 Accepted to Two Master’s Programs

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.


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An Image from cruel summer, a senior project by Judas Rose '19

Real-World Student Work Experiences

Students gain valuable real-world work experience through our Cooperative Education program, and document their insights on Antioch Engaged: our journal of social practice & professional engagement


After Antioch

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.

 

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