About Our Program
Intellectually curious. Passionate. Adamant in your pursuit of answers. You have a clear vision for where you want your academic and professional path to go. Creating your own major at St. Lawrence, known as our multi-field major, will give you the freedom to do that. Combining the best of what our liberal arts education has to offer, our multi-field major will teach you invaluable skills in critical thinking, communication, creative problem-solving, and self-reflection.
Learning Experiences to Prepare for Your CareerAs you craft a major from courses in any department on campus, the learning experiences you have access to are as unique and diverse as your interests.
St. Lawrence University Fellowship Program
Gain experience conducting hands-on, intensive research with a faculty mentor in a topic area of your choice. Research can take place on campus, across the country, and around the world. You’ll make unexpected connections and be equipped to make unprecedented discoveries.
First-Year Program (FYP)
Offering students a dynamic living and learning environment, First-Year Programs give smaller groups of students the chance to explore an intriguing topic with their professors. You’ll hone your critical thinking and research skills which will set you up for success as you pursue an interdisciplinary course of study.
The North Country Advantage
In addition to being located in an area rich with environmental and cultural research opportunities, there are three additional colleges and universities within 10 miles of St. Lawrence that we often partner with one another to share unique resources. One opportunity that would help you explore your entrepreneurial potential and hone valuable skills for your professional path is our partnership with Clarkson University’s Shipley Center for Innovation. Together, we’ll provide you with the opportunities, resources, and mentorship you need to bring your ideas to life.
Explore career possibilities through internships with leading organizations in your industry of choice, including:
- Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- National Audubon Society
- Institute for Palestine Studies
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Gotham Comedy Club
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
You can also gain experience while making a difference through service work on campus and in our local community:
- SLU Buddies
- Pre-Health Club
- SLU Public Interest Corps (PIC)
- Campus Kitchens
In addition to seven St. Lawrence-run programs found in places like France, Kenya, London, and Spain, you can choose from 30 affiliate programs in 20 countries to challenge your perspective and expand your worldview. Past majors have studied in Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Austria, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Among the 150+ clubs and organizations at St. Lawrence, you’ll have the ability to pursue personal and professional interests and build a dynamic, well-rounded collegiate experience, including:
- Student Government
- Class Council
- Intramural sports
- Dance Ensemble
- Campus Entertainment
- University Theatre
- Improv Lab
- Model UN
- Model Association of the United States
- Anthropology Club
- The Hill News
- The Gridiron
Why Create Your Own Major at St. Lawrence
A St. Lawrence education is interdisciplinary by nature. Our goal is to encourage students to think critically and creatively, pursue their passions, and follow unexpected paths towards new discoveries. Sometimes, this can be done with double majors and minors. For other students, their academic passions are best pursued through creating their own major.
of students pursue more than one area of study
majors and minors available to St. Lawrence students
interdisciplinary programs requiring students to take courses in more than one field of study
off-campus programs in 25 countries
4 out of 5
Students conduct original research before they graduate
of recent graduates spent at least one semester studying off campus
of recent graduates participated in at least one internship
of recent graduates pursue an advanced degree within five years of graduation
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Program Requirements & Courses
The multi-field major will require you to submit a proposal of your plan of study, incorporating coursework from a minimum of two departments or fields. You’ll work closely with a faculty member from each discipline as you tackle the topics and issues that mean the most to you.
Complementary and Related Programs
While you can select courses from any field of study offered on campus, students regularly incorporate classes from other programs.
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Recent Multi-Field Adventures
Crafting a self-designed, interdisciplinary program of study is no easy task. But with the help of knowledgeable faculty members and academic advisors, students are inspired to create a unique educational experience that lets them tackle the topics and issues that mean the most to them. See where St. Lawrence’s multi-field major has taken a few students and alumni.
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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.