Engineering Options for Physics Majors


Students who are interested in engineering but who still want the benefit of a liberal arts education should consider our cooperative engineering programs.

3/2 Engineering

The Physics Department offers a 3/2 major in physics for students who want to pursue engineering. Students in this program spend their first 3 years at Siena and then transfer to an affiliated engineering school to complete an additional 2 years. At the end of 4 years, the student receives her BS in physics from Siena, and at the end of five years, the student receives a BE in electrical, mechanical, civil, biomedical, aeronautical, nuclear, or materials engineering.  Interested students should consult with Dr. Cummings, the 3/2 Coordinator, for more information.

4/1 Master's Program

Siena has recently started a cooperative program with Union Graduate College School of Engineering which allows students to earn a master's of engineering in electrical engineering, energy systems and engineering management.  Students complete 4 years at Siena, earning a bachelor's degree in physics.  By beginning graduate classes during their senior year, students are able to complete the master's program in one additional year.

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

​Siena has developed a cooperative program with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to streamline the graduate admissions process for qualified Siena science students.