Saint Louis University's minor in psychology enriches students' academic experiences with the science behind human behavior. Coursework highlights how our behaviors depend on biological factors, developmental status, cognitive processes and social conditions. Exposure to psychological science in the minor enhances students’ abilities to critically evaluate behavioral science and understand human behaviors and interactions encountered in their professional and personal lives.
A minor in psychology complements all major programs due to the relevance of understanding human behavior in all fields. Its application is most apparent within fields where human behaviors are more focal, such as those related to health care, law, social work and other fields involving the delivery of human services, communication, business, education, public health, political science, sociology, and areas of studies associated with social and cultural identities. Courses delivered through the program at SLU include those taught by recognized experts and researchers in the field.
Students pursuing a minor in psychology at SLU will experience a flexible curriculum. Aside from the general psychology requirement, students are free to choose from a menu of courses under four areas of study (applied, cognitive-neuroscience, developmental, and social/personality), as well as an additional elective option, allowing for a curriculum tailored to meet students’ individual interests. To help optimize their experiences, all SLU psychology minors are assigned a faculty mentor.