Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

What’s a core curriculum? At Siena, it’s 14 courses in the liberal arts and a gateway to the world’s most fascinating figures, brilliant minds, and thought-provoking concepts. More than that, our core curriculum prepares you to be a critical thinker, effective communicator, and well-rounded professional—the exact qualities employers say they value the most.


Siena’s core curriculum—courses every Siena student takes—includes seminars and classes in creative arts, English, history, natural science, philosophy, religious studies, quantitative analysis, and social science.

And because Siena College is grounded in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, our core curriculum is held to high intellectual and ethical standards. That means you’ll also take courses in Franciscan heritage, diversity, social justice, and nature—topics that contribute to and help us achieve happiness and a just society.