Saint Louis University

Continuation Standards

The criteria for freshman year are as follows:

Grade of a B or better in:

  • PSY 1010 - General Psychology

Grade of a B- or better in:

  • BIOL 1240/1245 - Principles of Biology I with Lab
  • BIOL 1260/1265 - Principles of Biology II with Lab
  • CHEM 1110/1115 - Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 1120/1125 - Introduction to Chemistry II with Lab

The criteria to continue as a major at the end of sophomore year are as follows:

Grade of a B or better in:

  • PSY 2050 - Foundations of Research Methods & Statistics w/ Lab
  • NEUR 3400 - Introduction to Neuroscience 1

A combined 3.0 GPA in the following courses:

  • BIOL 1240/1245 - Principles of Biology I with Lab
  • BIOL 1260/1265 - Principles of Biology II with Lab
  • CHEM 1110/1115 - Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 1120/1125 - Introduction to Chemistry II with Lab
  • BIOL 3020 - Cellular Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 3040 - Cellular Structure & Function

A 2.0 minimum grade point average overall and a 3.0 minimum grade point average for all required neuroscience courses are required for a student to continue in the major at the end of the sophomore year. Students who receive a grade below B- in a required freshman course do not need to retake that course if the GPA requirements are met at the end of sophomore year.

NOTE: Transfer students and students changing their major will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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