2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Psychology/Sociology Dual Major, B.A.

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.

General Education Requirements

(39 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Literature/Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Two Humanities Electives elective

Social Science

(1 course)

  • History or Political Science elective

Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

General Education Required for Major

(2 courses)

Major Requirements

(63 credits)


 (21 credits)

Sociological Tracks

(15-18 credits)

*Students choosing a track can use this in lieu of the 2 course requirement at the 100-200 levels and the 3 course requirement at the 300-400 levels.


(0-6 credits)

Depending on the coursework chosen, students may need electives in order to meet the 63 credit minimum to complete the major.

  • Psychology elective
  • Sociology elective

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution