Departments

Departments

Siena's academic departments live in our AACSB-accredited School of Business, School of Liberal Arts and School of Science. You’ll work with professors in dozens of programs and develop essential professional and life skills—like effective communication and problem solving. Your career starts here.

Department of Accounting and Business Law

The Siena College Department of Accounting and Business Law will prepare you for entry-level accounting and business positions in both public and private sectors. We promise you a challenging and intellectually stimulating learning environment that emphasizes the analytical, communication, technological, and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in business today.

American Studies Program

Siena’s American Studies Program provides in-depth exploration of the United States through a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, art, sociology, and political science, as well as religious, gender, and multicultural studies.

Baldwin Nursing Program

A bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Siena College opens the door to one of the most fulfilling and admirable careers out there. It’s a program focused on caring, innovation and leadership at a college that holds service to others in the highest regard.

Biology Department

The Biology Department at Siena College prepares students to be researchers, educators or health professionals. The student experience is intense, personal and rewarding.

Business Major

Siena's business major provides both a strong overview of business subjects and an opportunity to dive deeper into two areas of interest through its concentrations.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Siena College is a dynamic community with students preparing for graduate and professional schools as well as careers in diverse fields ranging from nanofabrication to medicine. Our program strongly emphasizes close interactions between faculty and students in our classes and cutting-edge research.

Computer Science Department

Our Computer Science Department emphasizes hands-on computing in small classes where laboratory experiences, one-on-one interaction and group projects are essential to learning. Our goal is to develop your critical thinking and communication skills, preparing you to solve real-world problems in business, science and society.

Creative Arts Department

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.

Economics Department

Economics has been described as confronting the problem that arises when people have unlimited wants, but limited means. As a Siena economics major, you’ll study social systems, including families, markets, and corporations, so you can make policy recommendations and decisions that help bridge the gap between wants and means.

Education Department

At Siena, we’ve been committed to teacher preparation since our founding in 1937. Our renowned Teacher Preparation Program prepares you to teach or serve in other roles in schools and educational organizations. Siena’s education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

English Department

The Siena College English Department will introduce you to literary cultures from around the world. You will choose from courses dedicated to thoughtful analysis of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels, photography, and film. In addition, you will acquire skills essential to critical thinking, writing, collaboration, and communication.

Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Do you want to be part of the solution? As an environmental studies and sciences major at Siena College, you’ll become a problem solver. Siena’s curriculum gives you the tools to understand Earth's natural and social systems and to respond to environmental issues.

Department of Finance

Siena’s Department of Finance will provide you with the skills you need to make and implement sound financial decisions and to guide companies and individuals in the financial decision-making process.

Department of History

As a history major at Siena College, you won’t just learn history—you’ll experience it. Here, you’ll research in archives, record oral histories, intern at museums, travel to historic sites, and work directly with active scholars and professionals. Our graduates go on to graduate schools and a wide range of careers in the United States and abroad. Find us on Facebook at History Department Siena College.

Masters in Accounting

The M.S. in Accounting education program at Siena College prepares you for careers in the accountancy profession, while providing a framework of enhanced complementary skills of technical abilities, global acumen, relationships, and business acuity to develop the ability to make sound judgements and quick decisions to assist in building leaders who will build the future.

Management Department

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

Marketing Department

We are at a confluence of a contracted economy and a social media evolution. Both forces have dramatically changed the relationship between those who sell and those who buy. Marketing has become more demanding, precise, and analytical. Those who connect with the customers, where the customers want to connect, will win in this marketplace!

Mathematics Department

An academic foundation in mathematics will give you the analytical and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in any technical career, including those in the physical and social sciences, education, law, banking, finance, medicine and government.

Modern Languages and Classics Department

We study the past and prepare students for a global future, offering major and minor degrees in Classics, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin and Spanish, as well as instruction in all levels of American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Philosophy Department

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.

Physics and Astronomy

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Siena College is a friendly, close-knit department where students are welcomed as peers. We offer degrees in physics and computational science, as well as minors in astronomy and astrophysics. Our accomplished faculty and well-funded research programs make Siena a dynamic and rewarding place to study physics and astronomy.

Political Science Department

At Siena political science majors have the unique ability to “capitalize on the capitals.” We offer opportunities to study and experience American politics, political theory, public law, international politics, and public policy inside and outside the classroom. We have strong relationships with Albany’s political agencies and offices and with programs based in Washington, D.C. and London. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in internships, the Model UN program, and moot court/mock trial clubs.

Psychology Department

Psychology is one of Siena’s most popular majors. Our psychology program prepares you for a wide range of graduate degrees and careers in academic and professional psychology, law, business and the health professions.

Quantitative Business Analysis Department

The Quantitative Business Analysis Department provides students with the analytical tools necessary for making better management decisions.

Religious Studies Department

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.

Social Work Department

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.

Department of Sociology

Do you want to understand the crisis in the health care system? Do you want to study crime and justice related issues like the impact of mass incarceration? Do social problems like inequality, global political violence, human trafficking and violence against women bother you? Are you intrigued by the disconnect between your experiences and the policies and communicative strategies of government, media or corporates?