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.

Department Chair

Rose A. Finn

Professor of Physics

254 Roger Bacon

(518) 782‑6764