Siena College

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Siena College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY.

Siena College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college located in Loudonville, New York—10 minutes from the state capital of Albany in the heart of the New York’s Capital Region.

With 32 majors, 80-plus minors and certificates, and prestigious joint-degree programs in liberal arts, science and business, Saints have over 1,200 unique ways to reach their personal and professional goals. But that’s just the beginning.

Our 3,000 Saints come from all over the world and leave not only with with a deeper understanding of it, but the tools needed to take an active and meaningful part in it. They quickly realize a Siena education isn’t something you get, it’s something you do.

Hundreds of student life options ranging from Red Cross to rugby join with Siena’s 22-sport Division I athletic program to provide students the opportunity to get in the game, whatever their interests may be. Extensive study abroad programs and immersive service-learning allow for discovery and reflection.

Saints work closely with their professors (12:1 student-faculty ratio), taking advantage of one-of-a-kind resources and one-on-one research opportunities in all fields. A Siena education is strengthened through a robust internship program that includes top startup companies, nonprofits and government organizations that drive this region’s growth.

High-impact learning centers, caring and engaged faculty who draw out the best in their students, and a Franciscan tradition of service and community define who we are and give students a lifetime advantage.

Saints succeed. Ninety-five percent of recent graduates are employed or continuing their education, many working and studying at top organizations and graduate programs. A third of our graduates say a Siena connection led to their first job.

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Bachelor

Creative Arts Major

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Creative arts at Siena is an interdisciplinary program offering focused study in visual arts, music, theatre or broadcast journalism, preparing you for personal, academic or professional work in the arts. [+]

If you have a passion for the arts—whether it’s a love of music, theatre, painting, drawing, videography, photography or broadcast journalism—consider majoring in the creative arts at Siena. Siena’s Creative Arts Department will provide you with focused study in the visual arts, music, theatre, or broadcast journalism, preparing you for personal, academic, or professional work in the arts. In addition to classroom learning, you’ll have opportunities to attend and perform in campus shows, mount exhibits, and tour area museums. Creative Arts coursework Want to prepare for a career in music? Explore our courses in vocal and orchestral performance, music history, and music theory. If theatre is your passion, take performance, theatre management, or set design. Or try your hand at documentary filmmaking, broadcast journalism, graphic design, costume and makeup design, or painting. You can even combine courses in different areas to create an intermedia arts experience. Our Creative Arts home Housed in historic Foy Hall, our Creative Arts Department is home to studio art classrooms, a state-of-the-art digital lab, an acting studio, music practice rooms, and lecture and rehearsal halls. Foy Hall also houses Siena’s experimental studio lab, Beaudoin Theater, scene and costume shops, lighting and sound booths, and the Carol and Joseph Reilly SCTV station and broadcasting studio. Hands-on opportunities As a creative arts student, you’ll have plenty of hands-on and extracurricular opportunities to perfect your craft. Experiential opportunities include Siena’s chamber orchestra, chamber singers, college chorus, campus radio station (88.3 FM, WVCR The Saint), and theatre productions. Internships... [-]

Interdisciplinary Studies (Design Your Own Major)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major (SDIM) is a rigorous program for highly motivated students who have a clear plan, the creativity, and the determination to chart their own course of study. It is designed for students who have an interest other than the ones covered by traditional majors. SDIM can be a primary major or a second major. [+]

The Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major (SDIM) is a rigorous program for highly motivated students who have a clear plan, the creativity, and the determination to chart their own course of study. It is designed for students who have an interest other than the ones covered by traditional majors. SDIM can be a primary major or a second major. The Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major (SDIM) is a rigorous program for highly motivated students who have a clear plan, the creativity, and the determination to chart their own course of study. It is designed for students who have an interest other than the ones covered by traditional majors. SDIM can be a primary major or a second major. This is an opportunity for students to design their own major and earn a B.A. in Interdsiciplary Studies with a concentration noted on their transcript. Highlights of the program include working closely with a faculty advisor and the interdisiplinary nature of the major. Students are encouraged to be creative in their approach to designing their own interdisciplinary major. Some of the concentrations a student might pursue include: Asian Studies Catholic Studies Gender Studies Latina/o Studies Latin American Studies Middle Eastern Studies Medieval Studies Catholic Studies Peace and War Studies Theatrical Studies Students could also expand many minors into a major through this program, including: Broadcast and Society Criminal Justice Franciscan Service and Advocacy Health Management Health Studies International Business International Studies Medieval and Renaissance Studies Multicultural Studies Multimedia Peace Studies Revolutionary Era Studies Women’s... [-]

Major in French

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

A major in French means opening the door to French and Francophone cultures, amazing travel experiences and a language spoken by 338 million people in the world. It creates possibilities for interacting with others at the national and/or international level in industries such as business, politics and education. [+]

A major in French means opening the door to French and Francophone cultures, amazing travel experiences and a language spoken by 338 million people in the world. It creates possibilities for interacting with others at the national and/or international level in industries such as business, politics and education. Program Highlights A variety of Study Abroad programs in France and French-speaking countries, some of which include volunteer learning experiences or business internships in France, Belgium and Senegal. French conversation courses are capped at 15 students while other French courses are capped at 20 students. Faculty mentors who value and support students’ intellectual growth and success at Siena and after graduation. Some courses taught in English, including French Cinema and French Literature in translation, in order to foster diversity and multicultural awareness among students who do not speak French. Travel courses to France allow students to experience what they learn in the classroom firsthand. Undergraduate research opportunities, including independent studies and tutorials, where students work on specific research projects ranging from culinary specialties to literary, socio-political and filmic works. Skills Developed Ability to communicate in French with confidence. General knowledge of key elements of the French language (geography, family life, educational system, etc.) Awareness of key historic events related to the French language. Ability to interpret texts linguistically and stylistically. Ability to analyze authentic cultural materials such as literary pieces, news broadcasts and films. Critical thinking by making intercultural connections, as well as comparing and contrasting cultures. French writing skills for social,... [-]

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B.S. in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The Accounting Program encourages students to seek as broad an education as possible by completing minors in the liberal arts and sciences, in such fields as computer science, international business, history or political science. After successful completion of the requisite major or certificate courses, students also fulfill basic requirements for admission to the licensing exams for Certified Public Accountancy in New York State, as well as other professional certifications. Students can sit for the CPA examination after earning 150 credit hours. [+]

Accounting students at Siena are educated in advanced principles, theories and real-world applications of accounting. The Accounting Program encourages students to seek as broad an education as possible by completing minors in the liberal arts and sciences, in such fields as computer science, international business, history or political science. After successful completion of the requisite major or certificate courses, students also fulfill basic requirements for admission to the licensing exams for Certified Public Accountancy in New York State, as well as other professional certifications. Students can sit for the CPA examination after earning 150 credit hours. Accountant, audit associate, controller, fiscal analyst, tax auditor—an accounting degree can lead to a host of careers, but to really excel in any, you need strong analytical, communication, technological and teamwork skills. That’s why we emphasize each here at Siena College, a high-impact learning institution located in the heart of New York’s Capital Region. Whether you think you’d like to work right away in the accounting field or pursue a master's, Siena has you covered. Expand Your Knowledge Our accounting program encourages students to seek as broad an education as possible by completing minors in the liberal arts and sciences, in fields such as computer science or history. Intern & Work for the Top Employers of graduates and student internship sites include Ayco, Deloitte, GE, IBM, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and UHY Advisors. Requirements for the Major (30 cr.) ACCT200 - Financial Accounting 3 cr. The first half of the introductory... [-]

B.S. in Actuarial Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The Actuarial Science major at Siena College is a program combining rigorous mathematical study with Economics and Finance. Students who complete the program will have satisfied the Validation by Educational Experience requirements for the Casualty Actuary Society and the Society of Actuaries. [+]

Actuarial Science is consistently rated as one of the best careers in America. This discipline is centered in assessing, pricing and ultimately managing institutional risk which is commonly used in the insurance industry and financial professions. Students who are good at mathematics that desire a professional component to their education are typically great candidates for this field. Actuarial Science is a discipline centered in assessing, pricing and ultimately managing institutional risk which is commonly used in the insurance industry and financial professions. Students who are good at mathematics that desire a professional component to their education are typically interested in this field commonly listed in the Top 10 professions. The Actuarial Science major at Siena College is a program combining rigorous mathematical study with Economics and Finance. Students who complete the program will have satisfied the Validation by Educational Experience requirements for the Casualty Actuary Society and the Society of Actuaries. The program features: Major coursework designed to prepare students for the first two professional exams. Elective coursework that will partially prepare students for the next three exams. A year-long professional seminar series featuring practicing actuaries demonstrating how principles int he curriculum are utilized in practice. Curriculum designed to prepare students for competitive national internships during the summers after your junior (or even sophomore) year. A dedicated faculty advisor that will help students prepare for exams, be prepared for professional interviews and focus elective study to maximize employability based on the strengths of the individual. Program Highlights Small classes. Emphasis... [-]

B.S. in Biochemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The Siena biochemistry program provides one-on-one attention from the beginning that leads to enhanced research and learning opportunities. As a result, our alumni have high placement rates whether they pursue a job, graduate school or professional school. [+]

The Siena biochemistry program provides one-on-one attention from the beginning that leads to enhanced research and learning opportunities. As a result, our alumni have high placement rates whether they pursue a job, graduate school or professional school. As a biochemistry major at Siena, you’ll learn from faculty members who are teacher-scholars. They run vibrant undergraduate research programs while remaining student-centered, emphasizing student participation and engagement both in and out of the classroom. Our department is housed in Siena’s state-of-the-art Morrell Science Center, with additional laboratories and classroom space in the adjacent Roger Bacon Hall. Program Highlights Research opportunities for undergraduates. Small classes: Our largest classroom only seats 36 students and our largest lab has space for 16 students. Classes and labs taught by faculty (no graduate teaching assistants). Hands-on experience through the SAInT Center, which houses cutting edge, research grade scientific instruments. Access to the Siena College High Performance Computing Cluster. Opportunity to present research at regional and national conferences. Opportunity to work with faculty on nationally competitive research grants. Development of critical thinking, communication, research, advanced instrumentation, data analysis and technical writing skills. Requirements for the Major (53 cr.) BIOL220 - Cell Biology 4 cr. BIOL260 - Molecular Genetics 4 cr. BIOL420 - Biochemistry 4 cr. AND BIOL320 - Microbiology 4 cr. or BIOL255 - Comp.Anatomy of Vertebrates 4 cr. or BIOL425 - Molecular Biology 4 cr. AND CHEM110 - General Chemistry 1 4 cr. CHEM120 - General Chemistry II 4 cr. CHEM210 - Organic Chem I 4 cr.... [-]

B.S. in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Biology educates students on the underlying principles governing life. At Siena, students learn this in small lecture and laboratory sections that are taught by department faculty (not teaching assistants). Regardless of your specific career path, the critical thinking and hands-on laboratory skills that you develop as a biology major will give you a significant advantage over the competition. [+]

Biology educates students on the underlying principles governing life. At Siena, students learn this in small lecture and laboratory sections that are taught by department faculty (not teaching assistants). Regardless of your specific career path, the critical thinking and hands-on laboratory skills that you develop as a biology major will give you a significant advantage over the competition. Our goal of placing students in competitive post-graduate programs and careers requires that we offer an intense and rigorous program. All biology majors benefit from high expectations. As a Siena College biology major, you will work hard, but along the way you will form life-long bonds and have a lot of fun, too. The high standards of our program ensure that students who excel in our program are routinely accepted into high quality medical and other professional schools. Equally important, our alums report back that their Siena education prepared them well for life after Siena. Program Highlights Small lecture and laboratory classes taught by faculty (no TAs!). A laboratory intensive curriculum, where students work directly with full time faculty who are experts in their discipline. Broadly trained faculty who also possess expertise in a particular biological discipline. Faculty members are encouraged to establish and maintain active research programs in order to remain current in their disciplines, enthusiastic about their courses and to provide independent study opportunities for students. In addition to a biology core curriculum, all students take courses in the areas of cell/molecular biology, physiology, morphology and organismic/population biology. An emphasis... [-]

B.S. in Business

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Siena College’s business major is a flexible, multidisciplinary program that allows students to customize the curriculum based on their individual interests and career goals. [+]

Siena College’s business major is a flexible, multidisciplinary program that allows students to customize the curriculum based on their individual interests and career goals. Students in the business major first experience our business core courses and, after sampling a variety of subjects, choose two concentrations anytime before their junior year. They graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business and two concentrations listed on their transcript. The 20 concentrations include: International Business Entrepreneurship Business Analytics Accounting Theory and Foundations Corporate Accounting and Internal Controls Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting Foundations of Economics Real World Economics Fundamentals of Finance Investment Fundamentals Corporate Finance Financial Planning Strategic Human Resource Development Ethical Leadership in a Global Environment Not-For-Profit Consulting Strategic Communication Market Research and Analytics Sales and Business to Business Marketing Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing Sports and Services Marketing Highlights: Customization. Students are able to choose concentrations that are most appealing to them. Choices. Students have the flexibility to choose courses of study and combinations of concentrations that meet their unique needs and desires, as compared to choosing from a handful of majors. Marketability. The concentrations offered are current, relevant and valuable in today's marketplace and make our students' resumes to stand out. Interdisciplinary. Students from the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science can expand their educational experience by completing a concentration from the business major. Pre-Business Foundation and Skills (12 credit and 5 courses) In addition to the courses listed below, students must also choose two business concentrations (15 credits each). ECON101 -... [-]

B.S. in Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Chemistry students develop a solid foundation in chemical principles through coursework, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and research opportunities. Recent grads have worked at GE, Albany Molecular Research and New York State’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory. [+]

Chemistry students develop a solid foundation in chemical principles through coursework, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and research opportunities. Recent grads have worked at GE, Albany Molecular Research and New York State’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory. Chemistry: The Central Science “Chemistry: The central science.” That phrase, popularized in a 1977 chemistry textbook, refers to the link that chemistry provides between the physical sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and the environment. Chemistry and biochemistry play a fundamental role in our everyday lives—from the air we breathe, the water we drink, and soil we walk upon to the food we eat, the medicine that improves our health, and the clothes we wear. Why Study Chemistry at Siena? As a chemistry major at Siena, you’ll learn from faculty members who are teacher-scholars. They run vibrant undergraduate research programs while remaining student-centered, emphasizing student participation and engagement both in and out of the classroom. Our department is housed in Siena’s state-of-the-art Morrell Science Center, with additional laboratories and classroom space in the adjacent Roger Bacon Hall. ​Program Highlights Research is an important part of education at Siena. It is not uncommon for chemistry students to become involved in research as early as their Freshman year. The Chemistry Department houses the Saint Center’s cutting edge, research grade scientific instruments. Close integration with the Siena College High Performance Computing Cluster. In the 2012-2013 academic year Chemistry and Biochemistry students and faculty gave a total of 17 presentations at 5 local, regional and national conferences. Skills developed include: critical thinking, communication... [-]

B.S. in Computational Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Computational Science is a modern interdisciplinary field that focuses on solving scientific problems computationally. It combines advanced methods and tools from applied mathematics and computer science to study real-world scientific problems, often by using computer simulations and modeling. Students interested in becoming computational scientists, can start off on the right foot at Siena College. [+]

Computational Science is a modern interdisciplinary field that focuses on solving scientific problems computationally. It combines advanced methods and tools from applied mathematics and computer science to study real-world scientific problems, often by using computer simulations and modeling. Students interested in becoming computational scientists, can start off on the right foot at Siena College. Program Highlights Only a handful of colleges in the United States offer a major/minor in computational science at the undergraduate level. Students acquire skills in the areas of programming, simulation and modeling, numerical methods and applied mathematics, computer visualization techniques, computational tools and applications to natural sciences and technical communication. Access to the High Performance Computing Cluster, allowing students to perform cutting edge computational research. The computational science program is highly interdisciplinary, combining mathematics, physics, computer science and applied computational techniques. The presence of large nanotech and biotech companies in the Capital Region puts Siena’s graduates in an excellent position when looking for jobs, entering careers in industry or government labs or pursuing graduate studies. Requirements for the Major (73 cr.) CSIS110 - Intro to Computer Science 3 cr. CSIS120 - Intro to Programming 4 cr. CSIS210 - Data Structures 3 cr. CSIS310 - Numerical Methods 3 cr. CSIS385 - Design+Analysis of Algorithim 3 cr. MATH110 - Calculus I 4 cr. MATH120 - Calculus II 4 cr. MATH210 - Calculus III 4 cr. MATH230 - Linear Algebra 3 cr. MATH240 - Intro to Computer Algebra 3 cr. MATH250 - Discrete Structures 4 cr. MATH380 - Differential... [-]

B.S. in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Computer Science focuses on solving problems from a scientific perspective by applying software engineering, information systems and computational theory. Our program emphasizes group projects, hands-on labs and one-on-one interaction to ensure students’ success in their future careers. Why choose CS? The careers are diverse and exciting, employment opportunities are increasing and starting salaries are among the highest for bachelor degree graduates. [+]

Computer Science focuses on solving problems from a scientific perspective by applying software engineering, information systems and computational theory. Our program emphasizes group projects, hands-on labs and one-on-one interaction to ensure students’ success in their future careers. Why choose CS? The careers are diverse and exciting, employment opportunities are increasing and starting salaries are among the highest for bachelor degree graduates. Computer science careers are diverse and exciting, employment opportunities are increasing, and starting salaries are among the highest for bachelor’s degree graduates. As a computer science major at Siena, you’ll study topics including Java programming, user interface design, hardware, computer graphics, robotics, databases, web design, and artificial intelligence. We emphasize group projects, hands-on laboratory learning, and one-on-one interaction with faculty. Siena’s B.S. in computer science requires coursework in computer science and mathematics. As a computer science major, you will also participate in a senior-year capstone experience in software engineering. Most of our students participate in our well-established internship program, as well. We also offer opportunities to conduct research with computer science faculty. Program Highlights The Computer Science Department at Siena is one the largest at any liberal arts college. 14 full-time faculty experts specializing in areas such as databases, computer graphics, robotics, artificial intelligence and web application development. Students can concentrate coursework in specific career areas or take a broad array of different CS courses to prepare for graduate study. Student-centered labs, which are capped at 16 students. Independent study courses with faculty mentors. Paid internship and summer research... [-]

B.S. in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

You should consider Economics if you enjoy clear and logical approaches to exploring the riches and poverty which characterize economic life. Your studies in Economics will help you gain perspectives and solve problems related to public life, the business world, and the decisions shaping your future. [+]

You should consider Economics if you enjoy clear and logical approaches to exploring the riches and poverty which characterize economic life. Your studies in Economics will help you gain perspectives and solve problems related to public life, the business world, and the decisions shaping your future. If you pick up the newspaper or turn on the news, it’s clear that economic forces impact all of us on a daily basis. The field of economics encompasses important societal issues, from social welfare programs, employment rates, and income inequality to inflation, monopolies, and antitrust laws. Why study economics? A background in economics helps you understand, debate, discuss, and form national and international policy. Economists ask questions about societal programs and problems and employ mathematical and statistical tools to form sound policy. If you’re interested in international trade, international affairs, business cycles, or the stock markets, consider majoring in economics. A degree in economics also prepares you for careers in banking, law, marketing, journalism, environmental science, and medicine. Program Highlights Siena’s economics program is committed to undergraduate education and takes seriously the principles of economic justice related to Siena’s Franciscan tradition. The program provides an education valuable for employment and for life via: Liberal arts focus, preparing students for a variety of rewarding careers. Focus on data, policy, and Siena’s Franciscan tradition. Strong analytic foundation, including calculus and econometrics. Diverse faculty of over 40% women The program emphasizes community engagement, and undergraduate research including: Working with community partners is an essential element of... [-]

B.S. in Environmental Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The environmental studies and sciences program provides an interdisciplinary foundation for students interested in the identification, study and solution of environmental problems. By integrating field work, community engagement, internships and geospatial analysis into a liberal arts curriculum, students gain the skills necessary to take their passion for the environment to the next level. [+]

The environmental studies and sciences program provides an interdisciplinary foundation for students interested in the identification, study and solution of environmental problems. By integrating field work, community engagement, internships and geospatial analysis into a liberal arts curriculum, students gain the skills necessary to take their passion for the environment to the next level. In a time of climate instability, environmental impacts and challenges are many. As an environmental studies or environmental science major at Siena, you'll be prepared for careers in ecological restoration; pollution abatement; sustainability coordination; renewable energy systems; and environmental education, policy or law, to name just a few. Why study environmental studies and sciences at Siena? Our interdisciplinary faculty is committed to providing an undergraduate education that integrates hands-on experience and research opportunities. Siena’s location in New York’s Capital Region will give you easy access to field study sites in the Hudson River Valley and Adirondack Mountains. Our liberal arts core provides a foundation in communication and critical-thinking skills that will make you an effective environmental advocate. An active student environmental club will get you involved in community environmental education and citizen science projects. The environmental science degree track leads to a Bachelor of Science and focuses on solving environmental problems with ecological and analytical tools. This major requires significant coursework in mathematics, biology, and chemistry or physics. If you’re thinking about a career in natural resources management, environmental toxicology, or energy systems, this is the major for you. Program Highlights Preparation for careers in ecological restoration,... [-]

B.S. in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Siena's finance program provides students with a robust core of courses as well as highly specialized electives that bridge to professional careers or graduate school. By integrating the use of the Hickey Financial Technology Center into our curriculum, we provide students access to unparalleled hands-on experience with tools and technology used in the financial industry. [+]

Siena's finance program provides students with a robust core of courses as well as highly specialized electives that bridge to professional careers or graduate school. By integrating the use of the Hickey Financial Technology Center into our curriculum, we provide students access to unparalleled hands-on experience with tools and technology used in the financial industry. Our curriculum is designed to develop your ability to identify financial problems, analyze their impact, and design solutions that will withstand critical examination. As a finance major, you will receive the foundation necessary to become a well-rounded, ethical, and innovative thinker. The advantages of majoring in finance at Siena: As a finance major at Siena, you’ll get a strong liberal arts education as well as rigorous accounting and finance coursework and highly specialized electives. Our Hickey Financial Technology Center is a major part of our finance program, providing you with access to and experience with real-world situations you will encounter in your finance career. What can you do with a major in finance? Siena’s finance majors are well positioned for graduate school and a wide range of careers, including: Corporate Finance (financial analysis and reporting, corporate financial and tax planning, credit management, general accounting and auditing, cash control and risk management, and capital budgeting) Securities (securities and portfolio analysis, securities brokerage, pension fund management, investor relations, portfolio management, and hedge fund management) Banking and Financial Institutions (bank management and control, lending, marketing, credit policy, financial analysis, trusts, customer service) Real Estate and Insurance (corporate and... [-]

B.S. in Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The Management Department prepares students to manage resources, make informed decisions, and lead with integrity in a global environment. [+]

The Management Department prepares students to manage resources, make informed decisions, and lead with integrity in a global environment. No matter where you work—start-up, small business, corporate, government, non-profit—you need a set of critical management skills to be successful in today’s diverse global environment. We asked hiring managers and accomplished alumni what our students needed to thrive in their careers and created a program based on their input. As a result, Siena’s management program is relevant, engaging, and flexible. You will learn and practice skills that apply to the changing world: thinking like an entrepreneur, managing complex projects, communicating with confidence, energizing a team toward high performance and making informed decisions. You will learn to use your talents to serve not just your employer, but society as a whole. Finish our program and start your own company, work in the public or private sectors, join a not-for-profit or pursue graduate education. You’ll have the skills you need to succeed. The Management Major at Siena College allows you to: Prepare for the real world Learn critical competencies that apply to any position in any organization. Gain additional expertise in an area of interest, such as leadership, entrepreneurship, international management, or human resource management. Develop a unique perspective on people, organizations, and the world by integrating your Franciscan and liberal arts education with the management competencies. And, learn to do your work while always working to make the world a better place. Learn through experience Participate in service learning, simulations, live cases,... [-]

B.S. in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Siena's marketing degree provides a competitive edge for careers in packaged goods, sports marketing, international marketing, e-commerce (social media marketing), advertising, consulting and sales. Our approach include hands-on experience with local business and academic research with faculty, which improves our students' salary potential and advancement opportunities. [+]

Siena's marketing degree provides a competitive edge for careers in packaged goods, sports marketing, international marketing, e-commerce (social media marketing), advertising, consulting and sales. Our approach include hands-on experience with local business and academic research with faculty, which improves our students' salary potential and advancement opportunities. Siena’s marketing curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and skills to identify marketing opportunities and develop appropriate marketing strategies to profitably pursue those opportunities. At Siena, your courses will expose you to the major concepts, skills, and tools that you’ll need for a career in marketing or for graduate business programs. Why study marketing at Siena? As a Siena marketing major, your courses will give you plenty of marketing know-how, but they’ll also give you lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world marketing and business problems. You’ll develop communication, interpersonal, and analytic skills that lead to critical thinking, complex reasoning, and sound decision making. You’ll also work closely with professors and have ample internship opportunities. You can even join Siena’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Marketing Research Lab Siena’s School of Business Marketing Research Lab offers state-of-the-art facilities for students studying business statistics, marketing research, and marketing/promotion. Here, students work in teams and have access to multimedia technology and software including statistical analysis packages and geographic information system software. Careers in marketing The marketing major is suited for careers in sports, international, and business marketing; international marketing; e-commerce; advertising; public relations; consulting; retail; sales and relationship management; and marketing... [-]

B.S. in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

A strong foundation in mathematics provides the effective thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in any technical endeavor. Whether it is the physical or social sciences, education, law, business, medicine or government, a math degree will take you anywhere. [+]

A strong foundation in mathematics provides the effective thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in any technical endeavor. Whether it is the physical or social sciences, education, law, business, medicine or government, a math degree will take you anywhere. At Siena, mathematics majors have learning experiences that extend far beyond the classroom. Our students attend and present at national math conferences. They get accepted to programs and internships sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the American Mathematical Association, and The George Washington University. They conduct research with professors. And they enroll in semester-long math programs at Penn State and Smith College, and in Moscow and Budapest. ​Math Education at Siena Siena’s math education program is a regional leader in mathematics education. Nearly 100 percent of our math alumni are employed as math teachers. In our math education program, you will major in mathematics and earn New York State Secondary Teaching Certification in mathematics. Our program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education—the gold standard for teacher preparation. Program Highlights Faculty are dedicated to teaching and advising undergraduate students and they carefully advise students on both their academic experience and future careers. Students develop creative, critical thinking and technical communication skills in an active, supportive classroom environment. In class, students wrestle with new concepts, present their ideas to their peers and work together to tackle complex problems. Faculty publish articles in well-respected research journals and are invited speakers at national and international conferences. By staying active... [-]

B.S. in Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Siena's physics degree focuses on active student participation in cutting-edge research. This hands-on experience, in addition to a demanding curriculum, teaches you how to think critically and prepares you for exciting careers in a broad range of fields. [+]

Siena's physics degree focuses on active student participation in cutting-edge research. This hands-on experience, in addition to a demanding curriculum, teaches you how to think critically and prepares you for exciting careers in a broad range of fields. Program Highlights Undergraduate research Small class sizes Dynamic, growing department Commitment to exploring new and effective pedagogical techniques Accessible faculty Student travel (Puerto Rico, China, Greenland and more) Access to computational cluster Interdisciplinary work in biophysics, electrical engineering and astrochemistry Requirements for the Major PHYS130 - General Physics I 4 cr. PHYS140 - General Physics II 4 cr. PHYS220 - Modern Physics 4 cr. PHYS250 - Intro to Computational Physics 3 cr. PHYS260 - Thermal Physics 3 cr. PHYS470 - Advanced Laboratory I 1 TO 3 cr. PHYS472 - Advanced Laboratory II 1 TO 2 cr. AND PHYS370 - Experimental Techniques 2 cr. OR PHYS380 - Observational Astronomy 3 cr. AND And students must complete 4 additional advanced courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses must total at least 13 credits. At least two of the courses must come from the following: PHYS310 - Mechanics I 4 cr. PHYS410 - Electromagnetic Theory I 4 cr. PHYS440 - Quantum Physics 3 cr. Auxiliary courses (32 cr.) CHEM110 - General Chemistry 1 4 cr. MATH110 - Calculus I 4 cr. MATH120 - Calculus II 4 cr. MATH210 - Calculus III 4 cr. MATH325 - Differential Equations 3 cr. MATH330 - Intro to Applied Mathematics I 3 cr. SCDV230 - Electronic Instrumentation 4 cr. AND MATH230... [-]

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B.A. in American Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Siena's American Studies program allows the inquisitive student to explore the United States through a multitude of disciplines such as history, literature, art, sociology, political science, religion, gender and multicultural studies. American Studies majors are diverse thinkers who often combine this flexible major with study abroad, Pre-Law, certificate programs, minors or another major. f [+]

Siena's American Studies program allows the inquisitive student to explore the United States through a multitude of disciplines such as history, literature, art, sociology, political science, religion, gender and multicultural studies. American Studies majors are diverse thinkers who often combine this flexible major with study abroad, Pre-Law, certificate programs, minors or another major. Program Highlights Small class sizes guarantee that students will work closely with faculty, and enjoy maximum flexibility and opportunity. A special connection with the American Studies program at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Albany’s sister city), brings Dutch students to Siena and sends Siena students to the Netherlands. The McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution gives Siena American Studies majors access to internships and opportunities unique to our campus and our region. A focus on service learning and community engagement gives students valuable skills and contacts through their regular academic program and beyond. Opportunities to work alongside active historians as assistants, gaining experience with artifacts, documents and pedagogical techniques. Internship placements throughout the historically rich Capital Region give students hands-on experience at sites of local, regional and national importance. Senior capstone experience. Requirements for the Major (39 cr.) HIST203 - American History I 3 cr. HIST204 - American History II 3 cr. AMST250 - The American Dream 3 cr. AMST451 - American Studies Capstone 3 cr. 6 credits in American Literature (LTAM) The remaining 21 credits in American Studies must be chosen from Areas A, B, and C, with no less than 6... [-]

B.A. in Classics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The study of our classical heritage from the Greeks and the Romans is not only exciting, it gives students the tools that will help them succeed in a wide range of future careers. Classics incorporates practically every aspect and discipline of the liberal arts tradition: history, literature, religion, philosophy, art, culture and language. [+]

The study of our classical heritage from the Greeks and the Romans is not only exciting, it gives students the tools that will help them succeed in a wide range of future careers. Classics incorporates practically every aspect and discipline of the liberal arts tradition: history, literature, religion, philosophy, art, culture and language. The major in Classics strives to involve students in an investigation into the foundations of Western Civilization, which are to be discovered in our Greco-Roman heritage. Without the broad perspective that a solid grounding in the origins of Western culture provides, we, as inheritors of that tradition, cannot meaningfully engage in an intelligent dialogue with other cultures and attitudes. Unique among the liberal arts in the breadth of its historical and cultural scope, the study of Classics embraces over two millennia of history, beginning with the splendid early achievements of the Minoan-Mycenaean Age in Greece and ending with the decadence and decay of the Roman Empire, as the West moved into the Middle Ages. There is no a significant aspect of the political arts that was not experienced in antiquity. To study the literature of the ancient world is to sit at a great banquet and taste the philosophical profundity of Plato and Aristotle, the archetypal epics of Homer and Vergil, the historical inquiries of Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, and Tacitus, the sparkling comedies of Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence, the sublime lyrics of Sappho and Catullus, and the eternal tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. There is hardly... [-]

B.A. in History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

History majors at Siena College experience history. We require it. Siena students conduct research in archives, record oral histories, intern at museums, travel to historic sites and work with active scholars. Our rigorous program empowers our graduates in business, law, government, education and public history in the U.S. and abroad. [+]

History majors at Siena College experience history. We require it. Siena students conduct research in archives, record oral histories, intern at museums, travel to historic sites and work with active scholars. Our rigorous program empowers our graduates in business, law, government, education and public history in the U.S. and abroad. Why study history? History helps us understand the past so we can explain the present and gain insights into the future. History enables us to make sense of a complex world and provides us with a sense of identity. And history trains us to reason and weigh evidence, to consider multiple interpretations, and to forward our own ideas with vigor, precision, and confidence. Why study history at Siena? At Siena, your education isn’t confined to the classroom—it happens in museums and libraries. It happens at historic sites here and abroad. It happens in the real world, with plenty of real-world experience along the way. Here, you have immediate access to active scholars and professionals, historic documents, recordings, and artifacts. And you’ll be trained to discover—and make sense of—important historical resources. Program Highlights Small classes Personalized advising Tracks in American History, European History, Non-Western History and Social Studies Education Students complete a “History Outside the Classroom” requirement through mini-internships, teaching or study abroad Service-learning opportunities abound, from engaging with local refugee immigrant communities to assisting historic sites through original research Certificate programs in Revolutionary Era Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies Innovative capstone requirement noted by the American Historical Association has led... [-]

B.A. in Philosophy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Philosophy teaches students to think clearly and critically about the most important questions of life. We explore not only how things are, but also how they could have been and how they ought to be. Philosophy majors and minors routinely score high on all standardized tests and go on to successful careers in business, education, government, law, medicine and public policy. [+]

Are you the type who likes to question authority? Ever wonder whether the script of your life has already been written? Is an afterlife compatible with modern science? Philosophy is a discipline having two hearts: one is to encourage reasoned and critical thinking; the other is to explore the nature of goodness and living well as humans. Thus a student of philosophy has the ability to tackle any job or career that prizes reasoned and ethical interpretative skills, as well as the ability to create text and discourse; that is, philosophy majors are highly flexible and employable. Our department explores contemporary philosophical questions through the lens of the history of philosophy. We have broad research and teaching interests in the Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and a variety of topics in American Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy. We are home to the Symposium of Living Philosophers - a unique undergraduate educational experience, where students have the opportunity to take a yearlong seminar on the work of one of the central figures in contemporary philosophy. Students have the opportunity to work directly with the featured philosopher, as well as with a variety of guest lecturers from universities around the country. Featured philosophers have included: Richard Rorty, Michael Walzer, John Caputo, Anthony Appiah, and Judith Butler. Our students achieve an understanding of the central figures and texts in the history of philosophy, the four traditional theories of ethics together with an understanding of the nature of justice, and the formal... [-]

B.A. in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Siena's psychology program prepares students for entry into graduate programs and/or careers in academic and professional psychology. It also provides an excellent background for entry into fields such as law, business and the health professions. [+]

Siena's psychology program prepares students for entry into graduate programs and/or careers in academic and professional psychology. It also provides an excellent background for entry into fields such as law, business and the health professions. Siena’s psychology program focuses on skill development necessary for careers in the helping and health professions. Here, you’ll develop strong critical thinking, scientific reasoning, communication, and micro-counseling skills, as well as experience in research and data analysis. Studying psychology at Siena As a psychology major at Siena, you’ll take a wide range of courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology, as well as courses in personality, abnormal and physiological psychology, perception, testing, and research methods. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in laboratories and internships, as well as through independent research and opportunities to collaborate on faculty research. Our psychology faculty At Siena, you’ll learn from faculty who are experts in their field. Their expertise spans the spectrum from clinical and counseling psychology to cognitive, experimental, and school psychology. Our professors are also active in research interests that include romantic relationships, bullying and school violence, health psychology, and stereotypes and prejudice. Life after Siena Siena’s psychology graduates have had considerable success in competitive graduate programs, including those at the University of Connecticut, Seton Hall University, St. John’s University, SUNY Albany, and Lehigh University. Our alumni also have launched successful careers in psychology practices, counseling centers, human resources departments, colleges, and school systems. "I loved the interactive psychology professors and enjoyed the conversations we had... [-]

B.A. in Religious Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The Religious Studies Department gives all students at Siena College a general knowledge of religion in the modern world, and offers a major and minor to those desiring a career or more in-depth study in religion. [+]

Studying the world's religions is a central part of understanding human cultures. Religions shape how human beings interpret and interact with other humans, with nature, and with what we take to be most sacred. If you find human beings interesting, you'll find studying the world's religions interesting. The principal mission of the Religious Studies Department is to help students at Siena understand and appreciate the meanings and roles of religion in human culture. The academic investigation of religion is a component of a liberal arts education and clearly has an important function at a college sustained by the Franciscan tradition. The Department presents in its courses a critical study and appreciation of the various religious traditions of the world. Through this approach to Religious Studies, the Department provides students with an opportunity to explore the significance of human existence in its relation to the sacred, and alerts them to the importance of religious beliefs and practices in the political, social, aesthetic, and economic arenas. Our courses are designed for all students, regardless of their personal religious stance, and approach religious experience from cross-cultural, multidisciplinary and global perspectives. Siena’s Religious Studies Department seeks not to persuade students to become religious or to adhere to one religion rather than another. We explore the historical and contemporary diversity of the world’s religions, helping students better understand the roles religions play in society, in politics, in the arts, and in economics. ​ Program Highlights Fieldwork that allows students to learn firsthand about the experiences... [-]

B.A. in Social Work

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Do you desire to make a difference in the world through helping others? Siena's social work program provides the knowledge, skills and values necessary for a professional career in social work. [+]

Are you a good listener, find that friends seek your support and advice? Do you want to make a difference in the world by helping people with their problems? Are you interested in human rights and social justice? Would you like a professional career? If “yes,” you may want to consider studying social work. Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) education equips students with the knowledge, skills, and values for a professional helping career in a variety of settings (schools, hospitals, poverty programs, addiction services, shelters, etc). Employers recognize BSW graduates as entry level professionals MSW grad schools offer advanced standing options to those from an accredited BSW program, earning a Master's Degree in Social Work in less than 2 years! Siena' s BSW Program has been accredited since 1985 Program Highlights Nationally accredited since 1985. Department has a leadership role with the New York State Social Work Education Association. Emphasis on both classroom and hand-on experiences. 450-hour internship requirement in professionally supervised sites matching students’ interests. Example settings include schools, nursing homes, probation offices, programs serving homelessness, domestic violence shelters and mental health settings. Focus on the development of communication skills and understanding of social problems necessary to become a professional interviewer and community change agent. Hands-on experience working with individuals, families, groups and communities to solve problems. Preparation for social work careers in diverse settings such as hospitals, family service agencies, domestic violence programs and more immediately after graduation. Preparation for Master’s in Social Work programs. Requirements for the Major... [-]

B.A. in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Are you looking for a socially relevant liberal arts discipline that opens your career options in the field of: Non-Profit, Education, Public Policy, Law, Law Enforcement, Social Work, Government, Business, and Administration? Are you looking for analytical skills to develop socially relevant knowledge from the vast amount of information available around you? Then Sociology is the subject for you! [+]

Sociology addresses the most challenging matters facing society today. If you desire to better understand the complex social forces that affect people’s lives, as well as to become engaged in the study of and solutions to these issues, sociology is the place for you. The sociological perspective is both intellectually rewarding and practically useful for future career paths. If you want both an involved understanding and a set of practical skills to address these issues, then Sociology is the subject for you! Are you looking for a socially relevant liberal arts discipline that opens your career options in the field of: Non-Profit, Education, Public Policy, Law, Law Enforcement, Social Work, Government, Business, and Administration? Are you looking for analytical skills to develop socially relevant knowledge from the vast amount of information available around you? Then Sociology is the subject for you! Program Highlights Franciscan perspectives on social justice, human rights and civic engagement. Civic-oriented travel courses to places such as Mississippi, Maine, Canada, Brazil, Thailand, Bolivia and Scotland. Diverse faculty expertise, including: the Civil Rights Movement, health and aging, criminology, immigration, labor migration, civic engagement, media studies and subcultures. Applied media studies courses where students learn new technology, including photography, documentary film and visual sociology tools. Ability to participate in annual sociology student symposium. Students and faculty attend sociology conferences together. Project and team-based learning. Senior capstone course. Service learning programs, volunteer work and internships. Preparation for careers in community and social services, administrative support/management, program coordinators/human resources, criminal Justice... [-]

B.A. in Spanish

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

A major or minor in Spanish opens the door to Hispanic and Spanish cultures, incredible travel experiences, and a language spoken by 400 million people in the world. Speaking Spanish is a marketable skill valued by employers. It creates possibilities for interacting with others in many environments such as business, healthcare and education. [+]

A major or minor in Spanish opens the door to Hispanic and Spanish cultures, incredible travel experiences, and a language spoken by 400 million people in the world. Speaking Spanish is a marketable skill valued by employers. It creates possibilities for interacting with others in many environments such as business, healthcare and education. Program Highlights Service learning opportunities: students have worked with local reading programs, pre-K schools and numerous nonprofit organizations that serve local immigrant populations. Class excursions to places such as the Williams College Museum of Art and Repertorio Español, a theater company in New York City. Travel courses to Mexico and Spain allow students to experience what they learn in the classroom firsthand. Students regularly meet and interact with invited scholars, authors and filmmakers from the Spanish-speaking world. Notable speakers include author Julia Alvarez, filmmakers Francesco Taboada Tabone and Juan Carlos Zaldívar, and Eduardo González, a scholar of Transitional Justice. Film screenings and regular tertulias are held by the Spanish Club. Opportunities for research on topics ranging from literary works to artistic movements and medical terminology Multiple study abroad programs allow our students to grow in their Spanish-speaking skills and return even more excited to study Spanish. A Facebook page, SpanishatSiena, keeps students informed of local and campus events, as well as job opportunities. Requirements for the Major (33 cr.) SPAN301 - Communication in Spanish I 3 cr. SPAN302 - Communication in Spanish II 3 cr. SPAN320 - Intro to Hispanic Literature 3 cr. SPAN340 - Advanced Grammar... [-]

English Major

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

Through the careful analysis of diverse, multicultural literature and film, Siena English majors develop the skills most-prized by employers: the ability to think critically, to communicate ideas clearly to various readers and audiences, and to engage in dialogue and collaborative problem-solving techniques. [+]

Through the careful analysis of diverse, multicultural literature and film, Siena English majors develop the skills most-prized by employers: the ability to think critically, to communicate ideas clearly to various readers and audiences, and to engage in dialogue and collaborative problem-solving techniques. Why study English? As an English major, you will develop important, lifelong skills that will serve you well in any career—skills including critical thinking, effective communication, and research. You will better understand the human experience through diverse perspectives. You will learn to engage in respectful discussion and debate about historical, social, theoretical, and ethical concerns. In the process, you will sharpen your language and writing skills and expand your imagination and creativity. English at Siena Our students choose from a diverse range of courses in literature, film, criticism, writing and rhetoric, as well as special topics Honors seminars. English majors write for the college newspaper, the yearbook, and Siena’s Pendragon literary magazine. They study abroad, pursue internships at PR and marketing firms, newsrooms, and businesses, and our English Education majors fulfill their student teaching requirements at area schools. Each year, our best majors are inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society. All our English graduates are versatile, well rounded, and well prepared for civic and intellectual life beyond Siena. Careers for English majors Our English majors often go on to careers in education or journalism, but many also pursue successful careers in business, law, medicine, public service, theater, and counseling. Some of our majors pursue graduate... [-]

Political Science Major

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Loudonville

The political science program provides our students with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the study of politics. Students actively participate in local, state and international communities. We foster informed and empowered citizens and prepare them for successful careers in today's diverse, connected and complex world. [+]

The political science program provides our students with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the study of politics. Students actively participate in local, state and international communities. We foster informed and empowered citizens and prepare them for successful careers in today's diverse, connected and complex world. As a political science major you’ll be trained to think critically about domestic and international political issues and gain a deep understanding of political institutions, processes, and value systems. You’ll also develop analytical and research skills critical to analyzing public opinion polls, statistics, laws, public policy, and the ways political issues affect national and international communities. Political Science at Siena Siena’s political science program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for U.S. and world politics. Here, you’ll actively participate in local, state and international political arenas. You'll graduate as an informed and empowered citizen ready for a range of careers in this diverse, interconnected and complex world. Career options for political science majors As a political science major at Siena, you’ll graduate ready for graduate study or a career in government service, public policy, law, international affairs, education, journalism, or nonprofit and private-sector business. Our political science alumni attend graduate programs at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, Rockefeller College, and Syracuse University, as well as law schools including William & Mary, Boston University, Boston College, American University, Fordham, and Albany Law. Program Highlights Commitment to shaping students as global citizens. Proximity to New York State’s Capital.... [-]

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