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Room 204

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Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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School of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Siena’s School of Liberal Arts is the largest and most diverse of the college’s three schools. Our eleven academic departments support more than forty major, minor, and certificate programs. Our varied and often interdisciplinary offerings will help you develop the problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, ethical reasoning, and communication skills employers say they seek most.

By studying the liberal arts at Siena, you do more than prepare for a career; you prepare for life in a complex, rapidly changing world. You learn to think critically and communicate clearly.  You learn to work effectively in teams even as you cultivate leadership qualities that set you apart from others. You learn how to synthesize multiple perspectives, inspired by the diversity of the human experience. You apply creativity, innovation and ethics to problem solving in all areas of your life. 

From the breadth of our core curriculum to the depth of your selected courses of study you will benefit from the broad-based knowledge and real-world skills that form the foundation for success in professional and personal life pursuits.

  • Students visit Assisi, Italy on a study tour.
    Students visit Assisi, Italy on a study tour.
  • The Friars are engaged with our students in the classroom and the community.
    The Friars are engaged with our students in the classroom and the community.
  • Students present original research from their Political Science Honors class on Human Rights at Academic Celebration.
    Students present original research from their Political Science Honors class on Human Rights at Academic Celebration.
  • Professor Scott Foster talks with a student about his work.
    Professor Scott Foster talks with a student about his work.
  • World-Renowned Philosopher Adriana Cavarero Featured at Symposium on Living Philosophers Tenth Anniversary
    World-Renowned Philosopher Adriana Cavarero Featured at Symposium on Living Philosophers Tenth Anniversary
  • Fall 2014 presentation of Child Soldier.
    Fall 2014 presentation of Child Soldier.
  • Siena Chamber Singers attend the Fall Conference of the American Choral Directors Association for an invited performance.
    Siena Chamber Singers attend the Fall Conference of the American Choral Directors Association for an invited performance.


School of Liberal Arts News

  • Siena Establishes Articulation Agreement with SCCC

    Siena College and SUNY Schenectady County Community College have signed a transfer agreement that will allow SCCC grads with an associate’s degree to enroll in one of 31 degree programs at Siena. Read More

  • “What is Our Responsibility to Refugees?” English Grad Asks

    An interest in the plight of refugees that grew from a semester abroad in Berlin led Jenna Kersten ’17 to design an entire English course around how refugees are portrayed in literature. Read More

  • Saints Explore Russia

    A small contingent from Siena College journeyed to Russia for a week in May as part of a travel course on Russian foreign policy. Read More

Dean

Lara Whelan

Lara Whelan

Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of English

Siena Hall

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Saint Spotlight

Peter Zack II

Class of 2014

History Major

Queensbury, N.Y.


Peter chose Siena for its range of experiential learning opportunities. “I took advantage immediately,” Peter says. “By getting out in the field, you meet people and make career connections.”

The Siena Difference

#261 Unlike other colleges, Siena’s First-Year Seminar is taught by our most seasoned professors.