The Psychology/Sociology dual major combines two strong social science disciplines. The psychology courses provide students with a grasp of the guiding psychological principles of human behavior. Coursework is designed to adhere to recommendations by the American Psychological Association which emphasizes a broad foundation including courses in experimental methodology, critical thinking, human development, and the biological, social, and clinical aspects of behavior. The Sociology curriculum provides students with an understanding of the guiding sociological principles that influence human relationships in a complex society.
Together, the Psychology/Sociology program emphasizes applied career-related experiences as well as a foundation in the broad theoretical issues of psychology and sociology. Coursework and internship experiences also are designed to foster enhanced social awareness, an appreciation of individual differences, and a strong sense of civic, community, and social responsibility.
In addition to the increased academic breadth, career options, and the professional depth of a combined background, the opportunity to enroll in the graduate bridge program for study in social work at Saint Louis University exists.