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About Our Program

As a finance major at St. Lawrence, all of your coursework—from core classes to electives—will strengthen the critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills you’ll need to address today's challenges, like funding public health efforts and environmental initiatives. As you gain confidence and a better sense of what a career in finance might look like for you, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to tap into our top-ranked alumni network. They’re eager to mentor you, answer your questions, and help you see where your St. Lawrence degree can take you.


Program Offerings

  • Major


Learning Experiences to Prepare for Your Career

Once you build a foundation of financial and economic theory, you’ll expand your worldview, hone analytical skills, and sharpen your interests.

Bloomberg Finance Lab

Thanks to generous alumni gifts, the Bloomberg Finance Lab let's you monitor and analyze real-time financial market data like professionals in the financial services sector. You'll have direct access to sell-side and independent research from more than 1,500 sources, to support your research. The terminals also provide access to proprietary, analyst-driven research with a comprehensive view of industries and their key constituents at the sector, industry, and company levels.

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Signature Career Programs

SLU Connect

Spend part of your winter break connecting with alumni where they live and work, and get a sense of how finance majors like you are making an impact across the country—from New York City to Washington D.C. to San Francisco. 

LINC Mentor program

Polish your resume, practice interviewing, and develop your networking skills while working one-on-one with a Laurentian mentor. In addition to taking diversity and inclusion attributes into account, we strive to match students with mentors who reflect their career interests, giving you an opportunity to receive first-hand advice from a mentor who understands the inner workings of finance in any number of industries.

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Study Abroad

Choose from more than 30 semester-long programs offered in more than 20 international locations, including Spain, Vienna, China, Denmark, and Kenya. Use your study abroad experience to enhance your understanding of finance, banking, and monetary policy beyond the U.S. 

The London Program

Study history and current socio-economic issues while immersing yourself in this vibrant global city—which is also the hub of international banking and trading. Conclude your semester with a month-long work study in any number of possible workplaces, from local government offices to international trade and investment agencies.

Study Finance in New York City

Other U.S.-based off-campus study programs include a Liberal Arts in New York City experience, which includes an internship with a Manhattan-based business or nonprofit.

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Connect with Community 

Among the 150+ clubs and organizations at St. Lawrence, you’ll find many that involve financial management, entrepreneurship, and fiscal policy, including: 

  • Crown Royalty Investment Club 
  • Class Council 
  • Thelomathesian Society
  • The Entrepreneurship Club
  • Divest SLU
  • SLU Democrats
  • Model U.N.
  • Women in Business
  • SLU Republicans
  • SLU Environmental Action Organization
  • Model O.A.S.
  • PLEN Chapter

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Alumni Network

There is no shortage of experts in the business and finance world who also identify as Laurentians. Our alumni network is the second-most influential source for recent graduate employment (only behind internships).

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Our alumni make an impact as they take the lead on money management while lending their knowledge to keep St. Lawrence competitive in the higher ed landscape.  After graduation, Laurentians go on to make an impact on companies and communities around the world. 

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Why St. Lawrence for Finance


Outcomes Rate

Recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within 7-9 months of graduating.


Best Private School Alumni Network

The Princeton Review, 2024


of St. Lawrence students complete at least one internship

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Alumni at Work: Fiscally Responsible

There is no shortage of experts in the business and finance world who also identify as Laurentians. 

Read About Alums in Finance

A student examines data on a Bloomberg computer terminal.

Terminals in our Bloomberg Finance Lab

Monitor and analyze real-time financial market data like professionals in the financial services sector.


Laurentian mentors

Alumni, parents, and friend volunteers help facilitate our SLU Connect program in places like New York City, Big Sky, Mont., and San Francisco.


in the College Fed Challenge

St. Lawrence’s team placed second out of 85 colleges and universities and was the top liberal arts college in the 2020 National College Fed Challenge.

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Program Requirements & Courses

Explore finance major requirements and electives.

Complementary and Related Programs

Pair your finance major with a complementary program to deepen your understanding of intersecting issues, understand different perspectives, and draw on multiple ways of thinking to solve problems.

Bloomberg Finance Lab

Watch students conduct cutting-edge research in St. Lawrence's very own gold-standard Bloomberg Finance Lab. Home to 15 Bloomberg terminals, this space is dedicated to helping you connect to global financial markets in real-time. 

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Real-World Experiences to Strengthen Your Skills

St. Lawrence earned national recognition in the 2021 Fed Challenge, thanks to guidance from expert faculty and mentorship from alumni in the finance industry. Along the way, they relied on the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that they've honed as students of the liberal arts. 

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Finance Q and A.

Get to Know Finance at St. Lawrence

Your future professors answer questions about what makes our finance program unique and how you'll leverage your liberal arts experiences to make an impact in a range of fields in this finance Q&A. 

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We’re excited to learn more about you, tell you more about our interdisciplinary academic programs, show you around our beautiful campus, and help you navigate your college search.

Apply to St. Lawrence

We’re looking for curious students who are eager to make a difference. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications and consider all aspects of your application and what we learn about you.