Explore SLU's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields
Careers in science, technology, engineering and math — also known as STEM fields — are among the most popular in the country, and some of the hottest majors at Saint Louis University.
Graduate Ready for Your Career in STEM
As a STEM major at SLU, you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice the skills you learn, starting your freshman year. Whether that means using Python, C/C++, Java and Eclipse on our department systems or using virtual reality to control drones used in research, your professors will not only embrace technology — they're helping invent it.
Past STEM students at SLU have worked alongside faculty researchers on single X-ray photo detectors, designed a chemical vapor deposition system for synthesis of nanoscale carbon materials and built and designed small satellites launched by NASA.
Most engineers can't just sit in a classroom all day. We want to actually see how stuff works. SLU really caters to the hands-on experience environment."— Laura Bultus, Mechanical Engineering Major
Internship opportunities with airlines, technology companies and labs in St. Louis abound, leading to jobs for SLU's alumni in STEM fields after — or even before —graduation. You'll find recent SLU graduates at leading companies in STEM around the globe, including:
- Express Scripts Holding Co.
- Federal Aviation Administration
- IBM Global Services
- World Wide Technology
STEM by the Numbers
SLU majors and minors in STEM fields
growth in STEM fields since 1990*
minutes from SLU to Cortex, St. Louis' technology and innovation center
median earnings for Americans who major in a STEM field*