Major in Psychology
Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences
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Saint Louis University Psychology Degree OverviewSaint Louis University's undergraduate degree in psychology teaches you about the behavior and experience of individuals, families, organizations and institutions. You'll examine how biological factors, developmental status, cognitive processes and social conditions influence human behavior.
Professors in SLU's department of psychology encourage your intellectual curiosity and your critical thinking skills, while teaching you to be ethically responsible. Psychology students at Saint Louis University explore their interests and develop their abilities through research, service and study, which may be one reason it is among the most popular undergraduate majors at SLU.
What You'll Learn in SLU's Psychology Degree ProgramUndergraduate students in SLU's psychology degree program can pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Either way, you'll be introduced to the study of psychology and develop the capacity for evidence-based reasoning, quantitative thinking and psychological inquiry.
Coursework examines areas such as cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, social/personality psychology and applied psychology. You may also have the opportunity to be an undergraduate research assistant in a faculty member's research lab.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Psychology from SLU?An undergraduate degree in psychology can prepare you to continue your studies as a graduate student with plans to become a psychologist, a profession that requires a Ph.D.
Other students use their psychology degree as pre-professional training to go on to the fields of medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, education or law. Your strengths inunderstanding,evaluating and reasoning about human behavior will also prepare you for entry-level positions in many additional fields.