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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

  • Two Faculty Members Receive NEH Grant

    An historical preservation project about French-Canadians who settled in Cohoes, N.Y. and made it that city’s largest ethnic group has resulted in a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for two Siena professors. Read More

  • Celebrating Frankenstein: The Original Science Fiction/Horror Haunts Siena

    Siena College plans to honor it with a series of events under the theme Frankenstein: Celebrating 200 Years of Fear and Thinking. Read More

  • Professor Awarded Information Literacy Faculty Development Grant

    Christi Spain-Savage, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a fall 2017 Information Literacy Faculty Development Grant for her project The Cult of Elizabeth: Developing Information Literacy in Elizabethan Literary and Historical Sources. Read More

Dean

Lara Whelan

Lara Whelan

Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of English

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Saint Spotlight

Erica Salcedo

Class of 2014

Social Work Major

Queens, N.Y.


Erica decided to check out Siena because the admissions counselor she met a local college fair was so nice.

The Siena Difference

#26 Nearly 90% of Siena freshmen return for their sophomore year.