Top 5 Majors at SLU
With nearly 13,000 students on campus, there's no such thing as typical education
at Saint Louis University. Take classes in French and entrepreneurship, or biology
and theatre. Add on a certificate in urban poverty studies or a minor in theology.
With nearly 100 majors, minors and certificates to build an undergraduate experience on, you'll find something uniquely you.
Need a little inspiration? Check out SLU's five most popular majors, then take it
Think accounting is just about being good with numbers? Think again. At Saint Louis
University, accounting students develop strong technical and professional skills,
including communication, problem solving and analysis. SLU’s accounting program, ranked
in the nation’s top 25, prepares you for a variety of careers, including financial
planning, risk management consulting and auditing.
What can you gain by understanding the way people think? The strong liberal arts education
provided through this degree leaves any number of careers open to you, with the added
bonus of giving you a lifetime grasp of human behavior and data evaluation. Some students
also use the degree as a foundation for future studies in psychology, medicine or
It's no wonder biology is such a popular major at SLU. With contacts at the Missouri
Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo, as well as two field stations for research,
students get plenty of hands-on experience. Both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor
of Arts are offered in biology, preparing undergraduates for jobs right out of school,
or ongoing education in all kinds of medical and scientific fields.
With a commitment of six years instead of four, SLU's PT program leaves you with a
little something extra for your effort: a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, as well
as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Clinical practice at one of more than
300 health care institutions allows students to focus on special interests, from athletic
injuries to helping children with disabilities.
Nursing students are admitted as freshmen at Saint Louis University, which means you
start taking courses relevant to your major during your first year at SLU. Students
get clinical experience in pediatrics, public health, gerontology and other competitive
fields at more than 50 hospitals, clinics and agencies around the St. Louis area.
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