Planning Your Education

Aims and Objectives of a St. Lawrence Education

As stated in the University Catalog:

A St. Lawrence education prepares students to think critically and creatively, to examine and express their ideas and values, to understand those whose beliefs and circumstances may be different from their own, and to pursue an understanding of the natural world and human experience. A St. Lawrence education encourages and develops within students the virtues important for lifelong learning, such as inquisitiveness, perceptiveness, intellectual honesty and humility, fair consideration of evidence, respectful treatment of those with whom one is in dialog, and a commitment to the free exchange of ideas. These virtues promote within students a personal ethic of considered values and the capacity to fully realize their abilities as people and local, national, and global citizens. As part of a St. Lawrence education, all students should develop knowledge of the importance of cultural, natural, political, and socio-economic systems in shaping one another. 

To help you with planning your education, start with your academic advisor, who is also your FYP instructor. You can also contact Academic Advising, check out the general education and graduation requirements, see the majors and minors and pre-professional programs offered, learn how to transfer credit from AP/IB exams or from other institutions, view our international and off-campus study programs, and connect with our Disability and Accessibility Services Office.