Siena’s engineering programs give students an advantage because they attain the benefits of a liberal arts education with focused studies in engineering. Students learn to think critically, communicate effectively and develop a comprehensive grasp of the principles and techniques of engineering.

Siena major options include:

  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Siena's Applied Physics major brings together scholars in the areas of engineering, physics, computer science, and math to help you understand the science that engineering supports—preparing you to transition directly to the workforce, or pursue graduate work in engineering or physics.

Partner programs

Our cooperative program with Capital Region Campus of Clarkson University allows students to earn a master’s of engineering in electrical engineering, energy systems, mechanical engineering 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 from the Capital Region Campus of Clarkson University.

Students in the 3/2 cooperative engineering 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 their bachelor's from Siena, and at the end of five years, the student receives a BE from the affiliates school.

  • Binghamton University
  • Capital Region Campus of Clarkson University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Western New England College

No matter which path our students choose to take one thing is certain—Saints succeed in their careers.


The engineering specialties offered include: electrical, mechanical, civil, biomedical, aeronautical, nuclear, materials and chemical.

What kind of engineer do you want to be?

We don’t mean mechanical, or chemical, or anything like that—you’ll figure that out in time. We mean: do you want to be an engineer who follows the rules that have already been established? Or, do you want to understand the whys, the hows, the fundamental truths, so that you can ask questions and uncover new solutions?

See What Saint Do: Frank Chietro '17

Current Job: Network Security Engineer at Walt Disney World — Part of the team that created and built the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Walt Disney World
Degrees: B.S. in Physics, Siena; M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida
"A lot of the work I did heavily involved critical thinking, and Siena, especially in the physics department, gives you that experience. Siena teaches you to troubleshoot and allows you to figure out the best solution"