Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
Washington SLU Requirements
- St. Lawrence students must fill out the SLU application form, which is available on this website (see "Application") and at the Center for International and Intercultural Studies.
- All St. Lawrence University students on the WSP must do a research project as 1 of the 4 credits earned through the Washington Semester Program. As part of the application process, students are asked to formulate a plan for a research project. A student should design his/her research project in consultation with an SLU faculty member. During the semester in Washington DC, a member of the Washington Semester Program faculty works with the student to refine the topic, providing advice and giving feedback at various stages of the project. The WSP faculty member assesses the final project and determines the final grade.
- Whatever a student's major, he/she must complete the prerequisites required of the individual programs prior to participation in the WSP.
- It is the responsibility of individual students to check with departments and with the Registrar about how credits will be transferred back to St. Lawrence and credited toward majors. At the current time (August, 2008), departments give the following credit for the programs:
Economics majors: Credit toward the major is available for the Economic Policy program as well as the International Business and Trade program. Two (2) units can count toward the major as 200-level economics electives.
English majors: One unit of academic credit toward the major is available to students in the Journalism program. With the prior approval of the department chair, a second unit may be available to those students who do an independent research project appropriate for the major.
Environmental Studies majors: Two units of academic credit toward the major are available to students in the International Environment and Development program.
Government majors: Two units of academic credit toward the major are available to students in the American Politics, Foreign Policy, International Law & Organizations, Justice and Law*, and Transforming Communities programs. The department may give credit for certain internships and/or an independent research project in the Journalism program. *Government credit will not be given for students enrolled in the Justice and Law program who take the Justice course; only students taking the Public Law course will be given credit by the government department.
Sociology majors: Two units of academic credit toward the major are available in the Justice and Transforming Communities programs.