Top tech CEOs and leaders nationwide have come out and said that grads from liberal arts schools have what they need— knowledge, vision, empathy, listening and creativity skills that come from studying a broad range of topics. But career success isn’t the only reason Siena values this approach to learning. We want you to be able to create an academic experience that addresses all of your interests and to be prepared for all areas of your life, wise well beyond your years.



Every freshman enrolls in a First-Year Seminar (FYS), a two-semester, writing-intensive course that prepares them for the intellectual life of college. Themes change every year, but examples include “Superheroes and Us,” “From Story to Screen” and “Nerd Knowledge and Geek Chic.”