Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

Science & Engineering Profile

This is what college is meant to be

The founders of Hillsdale College set out to provide “a literary, scientific, and theological education” combined with “such moral and social instruction as will best develop the minds and improve the hearts of its pupils.” Through our rigorous core curriculum, you’ll study the great ideas and thinkers that have defined Western Civilization from ancient times to the present. You’ll strengthen your faith as you engage in respectful dialogue with students of other faith traditions and participate in student-led religious services and activities. You’ll shape your character through the vast array of student life organizations and community service opportunities. You’ll find that the education you receive at Hillsdale gives you the freedom to pursue a multitude of paths after graduation. A Hillsdale education equips you to not only lead but to live—live a good life in your home, your workplace, and your community.

Visiting Hillsdale College is the best way to experience the many unique elements of this undergraduate community. Schedule a campus visit online at hillsdale.edu/visit.



Ranked among the top 100 liberal arts schools in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation for “best value” | Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


One of The Best 386 Colleges in the nation | The Princeton Review


One of the “Top 50 Colleges in the Midwest” | Forbes


#5 “Best College Newspaper in the Nation” | The Princeton Review

A Look At Hillsdale College

Biology program features:
• Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biology Honor Society
• Cadaver Lab for undergraduate students
• G.H. Gordon Biological Station at Rockwell Lake (largest private college biological station in Michigan)
• Graduate-level equipment
• LAUREATES research program 

Chemistry and Biochemistry program features:
• ACS-certified Chemistry major
• American Chemical Society (ACS) chapter
• Graduate-level instrumentation
• Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for women in chemistry
• Mentored research projects
• Option to earn an ACS-certified degree 

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics program features:
• Actuarial Club, a pre-professional organization
• Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society
• Opportunity for presentation and publication of research findings
• Problem-Solving Seminar

Physics program features:
• Astronomy Club
• Flexible Pre-engineering options
• Senior thesis and research/publishing opportunities
• Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society for Physics students
• State-of-the-art equipment

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The scientific education I received at Hillsdale was of the highest quality; the Biology department couldn’t have done a better job preparing me for graduate school."

    • Wyatt McDonnell ’15
  • “Hillsdale’s professors and coaches help you find opportunities to grow from a challenge. You become more capable, more willing to give yourself to others. It’s really true that strength rejoices in the challenge.”

    • Kyra Rodi ’17
  • “If anyone is interested in big ideas and discussing them with others who care—who honestly care—that their ideas have consequences and are striving to find the best ones, I know of no place better for their education than Hillsdale.”

    • Josiah Kollmeyer ’14
  • “Because learning what’s worth knowing takes work, so many practical skills follow naturally from a Hillsdale education.”

    • Garrett West ’15