Students who are interested in engineering but who still want the benefit of a liberal arts education should consider our cooperative engineering programs.
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.
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.
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.