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Department of Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology

SLU-Madrid’s Department of Psychology trains students to analyze human behavior from a variety of different perspectives, ranging from brain function to cultural influences. The department is also home to other majors and interdisciplinary programs: anthropology, international studies, sociology, and women's and gender studies.

At SLU-Madrid, students can earn their full Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or begin their psychology degree in Madrid and complete it at Saint Louis University’s St. Louis campus.

Degree Programs



Anthropology, in the broadest sense, is the study of humans. The anthropological endeavor involves both sociocultural and biological aspects of humankind, and is part of the social science community of disciplines.

Its practitioners examine human cultural and biological variation and complexity through a combination of scientific and humanistic methods. One characteristic that sets anthropology apart from other fields of study is its holistic approach; it’s comprehensive, inclusive and integrates information from many different areas of study through ethnographic, biological, cross-cultural and sociological inquiries.

Anthropology courses offered at SLU-Madrid:

  • ANTH 1200: Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 2240: Archaeology
  • ANTH 3260: Peace and Conflict
  • ANTH 3390: Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 3930 Special Topics: Archaeology of Mediterranean Civilizations

If you wish to major in sociology and anthropology, you can start your degree in Madrid and complete it in St. Louis.  


Sociology is the study of social life, causes and consequences. Subject matter ranges from family life to hostile mob, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture.

Students of sociology can pursue careers in social research, government service, consulting, social planning and human resource management.

Sociology courses offered at SLU-Madrid:

  • SOC 1100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 2930: Special Topics: Comparative Social Institutions
Women's and Gender Studies

The field of women's and gender studies explores the situations of women in different world cultures, including different ethnic groups within the United States, with a focus on today and with attention to the historical contributions of women in building nations and cultures.

The women's and gender studies minor is available at SLU-Madrid. Students wishing to major in women and gender studies are able to start their degree in Madrid and complete in St. Louis.



Sociology and Anthropology