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School of Science

School of Science

The School of Science strives to provide a current foundation in the elements of scientific method, theory, applicability and laboratory practice that will encourage the student to acquire an in-depth appreciation of the scientific endeavor.

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Departments Special Programs and Focuses
  • Biology
  • Health Professions
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Green Chemistry, Chemistry Education
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • GIS
  • Mathematics
  • Math Education
  • Nursing
  • RN to BS Completion, Dual Degree Nursing
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Engineering, 3/2, 4/1
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    Welcome to Our School

    Our focus is providing the best possible undergraduate experience in the sciences. Committed to teaching in the classroom and beyond, the Siena family of students, faculty, alumni, and staff share a passion for this College that is unparalleled. Student enrollment is thriving. Faculty and students are working together on innovative research in numerous areas including artificial intelligence, astronomy, physics, robotics, and science education—much of which is funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA. Check out these other opportunities available to school of science majors and browse our website to discover what Siena has to offer!

    The School of Science gratefully acknowledges support from the following agencies:


    School of Science News

    • Saints Head to World-Famous CERN

      CERN is the largest particle physics lab in the world, and it’s home to the world-famous Large Hadron Collider. Siena students Jamie Bedard ’18 and Madeline Hagen ’19 traveled to the super-lab in June with Dr. Matt Bellis, assistant professor of physics, for a series of meetings related to their analysis of data from a general purpose detector called the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). Read More

    • 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

    • Summer Scholars Explore Physics

      At Siena, the learning doesn’t stop once the classes do. This summer, students in Siena’s Physics program are busy participating in hands-on research that will give them a head start on the unique fields they are pursuing. Read More


    John Cummings

    John P. Cummings

    Dean, School of Science and Associate Professor of Physics

    Roger Bacon

    (518) 782‑6932

    I grew up in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where I attended public school. My undergraduate studies were in Physics at Johns Hopkins University; from there I went to University of Massachusetts for my Masters and Rice University for my PhD.…read more

    The Siena Difference

    #156 Nearly 30 students and half a dozen faculty and staff worked on building Firefly, a satellite, which launched into space last fall from NASA’s flight facility.