Interdisciplinary Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

While Interdisciplinary Programs aren't necessarily majors, they are areas where Siena has the resources and faculty expertise that allow students to explore these areas at the undergraduate level. Some students pursue these fields through their major while others use their electives. Your academic advisor will assist you in implementing these courses into your degree program.

Actuarial Science

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.

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Cognitive Science

Cognitive science explores the nature of cognitive processes, drawing on research methods from philosophy, psychology and computer science.

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Film Studies

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Health Administration

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Health Policy

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Health Science

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International Studies

The International Studies minor complements all majors and prepares students to “address the challenges of an ever-changing” world and diverse society. Students will examine how their personal decisions and those of U.S. Citizens affect and are being affected by decisions beyond our borders. They will also see that most careers, whether in the arts, non-profit, health, business, social policy/action are pursued within a global context.

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Multicultural Studies

In today’s increasingly global, diverse world, knowledge of multiculturalism is a real plus. No matter which field you pursue, be it an advanced degree in the liberal arts, a career in the business world, or another avenue, Siena’s Multicultural Studies program will help you understand, appreciate and work within our diverse world.

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Pre-Law

The pre-law program at Siena College provides students with the information, background and skills to complete the law school admissions process. Our 4/3 admission programs with area and national law schools are an added bonus for qualified Siena students.

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Student Designed Interdisciplinary Program

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.

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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program allows students to take a variety of classes, become empowered learners, learn about diversity and the part it plays in today’s world and develop critical thinking and professional skills.

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