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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 almost  100 majors, minors and certificates to build an undergraduate experience on, you'll find something uniquely you.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the five most popular major in SLU's Class of 2023, then take it from there!


5. Health Sciences, B.S.

A lot of students enter SLU interested in some day attending medical school or practicing another health related profession. That's one reason our undergraduate degree in health sciences is a popular one. Students study anatomy and physiology, and learn about research methods, health care management, health care technology, health care policy, health law and more. Tracks include preparation for medical school, pharmacy college or further training as a physician assistant, occupational therapist or physical therapist. 

4. Nursing, B.S.

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.

3. Still Deciding

A lot of students enter Saint Louis University not sure of what their major or majors will be — and that's totally fine! SLU has a lot of resources dedicated to helping you pick, or change, your major, from your advisor and experts at the career center to assessment tests and access to alumni in fields that interest you. 

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2. Exercise Science/Physical Therapy

With a commitment of six years instead of four, SLU's physical therapy 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.

1. Biology, B.A. or B.S.

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.

Interested in learning more about SLU's majors? Check out our viewbook to see what current students are doing in their programs or, explore possible majors based on the career field you hope to enter

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