The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance prepares students for the rewarding, exciting, and ever-changing field of finance. Building on foundational knowledge in accounting, data analysis, economics, and math, students can develop skills in the field leading them in the directions that best fit their career aspirations.
Internships in their junior and senior years will permit students not only to gain experience and observe real-world industry practices, but also to showcase their growing talents and connect them with potential employers. A capstone project in their senior year will tie together all that has been learned, enabling them to hit the ground running when they graduate and pursue their careers.
Because of the diverse and flexible nature of the curriculum, Finance majors can pursue careers in commercial and investment banking, financial analysis, real estate, insurance, portfolio management, securities trading, central banking, public finance, and financial regulation, as well as within the corporate finance function of a firm.
Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.
Impressive outcomes continue to grow in the business areas of finance, accounting, and economics. Students in the B.S. in Finance program will have the option to participate in a for-credit internship during their junior or senior year, and the modern curriculum is forward-thinking and keeps up with the evolution of business. St. Francis College's new, state-of-the-art campus will be just three train stops from Wall Street, making access to one of the most impressive professional networks in the world.
Accounting students will learn from knowledgeable, terminal degree-holding, well-connected business professionals who know first-hand what it takes to succeed in the field in both for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. Accounting professionals are in high demand, and faculty are dedicated to preparing graduates to be top competitors when seeking employment after graduation.
St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance on academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.
Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.
The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.
Students can apply for undergraduate admission with no fee using the SFC App or Common App. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.