1 2015 PROFILE
2 AT A GLANCE Founded: 1818 Religious affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit Locations: St. Louis, Missouri Madrid, Spain Total enrollment: 13,287 8,564 undergraduate 4,723 post-baccalaureate 41% male; 59% female Fall 2014 freshmen: Applications: 13,911 Students: 1,605 Student diversity: 8% African-American 8% Asian 4% Hispanic/Latino 5% Multirace/Other 2% Not specified 73% White Global origin: 91% United States 9% International Total faculty: 3,177 99% of tenured and tenure-track faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields Total employees: 6,249 $418,617,725 total salaries for all SLU employees Athletics: 18 NCAA Division I sports teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference
4 CONTENTS Overview 2 Rankings and Honors About St. Louis Meet Dr. Fred Pestello Student Profile Discovery 10 Research Teaching Mission Outreach SLU Firsts 14 Colleges and Schools 15 Centers of Distinction 27 Academic Programs, A-Z 28 Student Life 30 Learning Outside the Classroom Involvement and Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion Wellness On Campus 35 University Libraries Amenities and Facilities Museums Information Technology Safety Billiken Spirit 41 Athletics Alumni Finances 44 SLUCare Physician Group 46 University Leadership 47 History and Mission 48
5 4 5 OVERVIEW RANKINGS AND HONORS TOP 50 PROGRAMS RANKED BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT (GRADUATE UNLESS INDICATED) 2 HEALTH LAW 9 HEALTH MANAGEMENT 13 ENTREPRENEURSHIP (UNDERGRADUATE) Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to serve a higher purpose and to seek the greater good. 13 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 16 GERIATRICS 14 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 18 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UNDERGRADUATE) 34 PHYSICAL THERAPY 36 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 16 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 25 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 50 NURSING OTHER NATIONAL HONORS + U.S. News 2015 America s Best Colleges list + U.S. News 2014 Best Colleges for Veterans list ranked 15th among 234 national universities + The Princeton Review s 2015 Best 379 Colleges list + Forbes magazine s 2014 America s Top Colleges list + Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 list + Barron s Best Buys in College Education (11th edition) + Kiplinger s Personal Finance s 2015 Best Values in Private Universities list RANKED 4 TH MOST COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE NATION (ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON MONTHLY)
6 6 ABOUT ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS 7 Located on the Mississippi River, St. Louis is a metropolitan region boasting nearly 3 million people. It is home to a number of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 companies. + Attractions: St. Louis claims a number of significant cultural gems, including the world famous Gateway Arch; Forest Park, which is larger than New York City s Central Park and contains the city s free zoo, art museum, science center and history museum; and City Museum, which combines art and fun through recycled architecture. SEATTLE SAN FRANCISCO DENVER MINNEAPOLIS NEW YORK CHICAGO WASHINGTON, D.C. KANSAS CITY ST. LOUIS + Sports City: St. Louis is noted for being one of the nation s best sports cities. Residents and visitors root for the 11-time World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, St. Louis Blues hockey team and St. Louis Rams football. LOS ANGELES DALLAS HOUSTON ATLANTA Cities within 300 miles Cities within 500 miles Cities beyond 500 miles SLU MIDTOWN SLU s Midtown neighborhood features many notable restaurants, art institutions and performance houses. + Fabulous Fox Theatre: This historic venue hosts touring musicals such as Wicked and Once, as well as national acts such as The Avett Brothers, Kelly Clarkson and Blue Man Group. ECONOMIC IMPACT An economic impact study conducted in 2012 by Tripp Umbach, a nationally recognized consulting firm focused on economic analysis, showed that in 2011, Saint Louis University generated $715 million in economic impact and supported more than 6,800 jobs throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region. One out of every 195 jobs in the St. Louis metropolitan area can be attributed to SLU, according to the study. Approximately 51,000 SLU alumni live in the St. Louis metropolitan region. The study also reported that $1 in every $176 in the regional economy can be attributed to SLU. In addition, a single graduating class from SLU represents a future economic impact of $2.7 billion to the region during the next 40 years. + Powell Symphony Hall: Home to the second-oldest symphony in the nation, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra often pairs with popular artists such as Chris Botti, performs movie scores such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Godfather, and welcomes noted guest conductors. + Art Galleries: Midtown boasts a number of award-winning art galleries, including the Contemporary Art Museum, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Craft Alliance. SLU s own museums the SLU Museum of Art, Samuel Cupples House and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art have been recognized nationally for various exhibits. + Restaurants: The neighborhood has received top marks for its restaurants. The Travel Channel rates Pappy s Smokehouse as the best barbecue in St. Louis. Vito s serves some of the city s renowned Italian specialties. Triumph Grill is noted for a unique take on American fare.
7 8 MEET DR. FRED PESTELLO 9 Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., is the first permanent lay president in Saint Louis University s nearly 200-year history. He officially began his tenure at SLU on July 1, As Saint Louis University s president and chief executive officer, Dr. Pestello leads one of the nation s oldest, largest and most prestigious Catholic universities. A Roman Catholic, Dr. Pestello is Jesuit educated and has spent the entirety of his 30-year career in Catholic higher education. A dynamic leader known for moving the institutions he serves forward, he brings extensive leadership experience to his role at Saint Louis University. Academic Career Dr. Pestello most recently was the president of Le Moyne College, a comprehensive Jesuit liberal arts institution in Syracuse, New York. At the time of his appointment in 2008, he became Le Moyne s first permanent lay president. During his six-year tenure, the college experienced significant growth and progress. Under Dr. Pestello s leadership, Le Moyne had the five largest freshman classes in its history, nearly tripled the size of its endowment and pursued a number of campus improvement projects. A capital campaign, which started shortly before his arrival, closed at nearly twice its original goal. On the academic side, the college established a new business school and revised its core curriculum. Le Moyne s national rankings also rose. A collaborative, inclusive and transparent leader, Dr. Pestello s first major undertaking at Le Moyne was a campus-wide initiative called OneLeMoyne that led to a new vision statement and strategic plan for the college. Prior to becoming Le Moyne s president, Dr. Pestello spent nearly 25 years at the University of Dayton, a Catholic, Marianist research institution in Ohio that is similar in size and scope to Saint Louis University. At Dayton, Dr. Pestello served as a professor of sociology, chairman of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. As a faculty member, he was thrice elected vice president of Dayton s academic senate, the highest position a member of the faculty could hold at that time. In 2001, Dr. Pestello was appointed Dayton s provost and senior vice president for educational affairs. In that role, he was noted for his emphasis on faculty development and for making academic excellence the centerpiece of the school s educational processes. He also led a collective effort to draft a vision statement that spawned a new strategic plan for the institution. In addition to his roles at the university level, Dr. Pestello serves on the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and he is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges board of directors. Personal Information Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Pestello has three degrees in sociology. He earned his bachelor s degree from the Jesuit institution John Carroll University in 1974, his master s degree from the University of Akron in 1981, and his doctoral degree through a joint program of the University of Akron and Kent State University in Dr. Pestello s wife, Frances Pestello, Ph.D., also is a sociologist and scholar, most recently serving as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology at Le Moyne College. In 1993, the couple co-authored the awardwinning academic text Sentiments and Acts with Irwin Deutscher. The Pestellos have two adult children: a daughter, Vitina, and a son, Freddie.
8 10 STUDENT PROFILE 11 FALL 2014 STUDENTS BY GENDER Female 59% 7,829 FALL 2014 STUDENTS BY STATUS Full-Time 83% 11,005 Male 41% 5,458 FALL 2014 STUDENTS BY DEGREE Undergraduate 65% 8,564 Part-Time 17% 2,282 Post-Baccalaureate 35% 4,723 FALL 2014 TOP 10 LIST OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENTS BY COLLEGE OR SCHOOL College of Arts and Sciences 2,797 John Cook School of Business 1,808 Doisy College of Health Sciences 1,630 School of Nursing 1,120 College for Public Health and Social Justice 1,098 School for Professional Studies 887 School of Medicine 876 Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology 847 College of Education and Public Service 555 School of Law 541 UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT ( ) , ,313 13,287 students are enrolled in nearly 100 undergraduate programs and nearly 80 graduate programs for the academic school year , ,073 The University s 973 international students represent 78 countries ,981 92% of freshmen live on campus , ,287 63% of SLU s undergraduate students are from out of state.
9 12 DISCOVERY DISCOVERY 13 RESEARCH + In fiscal year 2014, SLU s Medical Center researchers in the health sciences were awarded 284 grants, contracts and subcontracts totaling $32.9 million from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and other governmental sources, as well as private industries, associations and foundations. + SLU researchers in areas outside of the health sciences received 52 grants, contracts and subcontracts from federal governmental agencies, associations, foundations and private sources, generating $6.7 million during fiscal year SLU is one of only nine Catholic universities with a high or very high research activity designation. + The Center for World Health and Medicine, inaugurated in 2010, obtained National Institutes of Health funding aimed at creating new treatments for malaria and industry funding to examine new treatments for sickle cell disease. In addition, the center has initiated projects aimed at other neglected diseases. These initiatives offer promising solutions for diseases that ravage the developing world. + SLU s $82 million biomedical Edward A. Doisy Research Center opened in Research in the state-of-the-art, LEEDcertified facility focuses on several core areas: cancer; molecular and structural biology; cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases; infectious diseases and biodefense; neurosciences and aging; and liver disease. TEACHING 99% 99% of tenured and tenure-track faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields. The average class size is 25.6, and the 12-1 student-teacher ratio is % 53 / 33 54% of undergraduate courses have fewer than 20 students. SLU boasts 53 endowed chairs and 33 named professorships. + The Center for Sustainability continues to foster discovery through groundbreaking research with assistance from programs such as the Alberici Fund for Innovation, a $1.5 million commitment to seed cross/interdisciplinary research focused on creating solutions to the urgent sustainability issues facing society.
10 14 DISCOVERY DISCOVERY 15 MISSION OUTREACH + Mission and Ministry: The division of mission and ministry promotes mission-related programs and events for the entire University community. Mission and ministry includes University-wide campus ministry, pastoral care at Saint Louis University Hospital and ongoing mission programs for the entire campus. + Immersion Trips: During University breaks, campus ministry sponsors immersion and mission trips for students to serve the poor and marginalized in the United States and Belize, among other sites. + Sunday Mass: The 4:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday Masses at St. Francis Xavier College Church regularly attract hundreds of students who help lead worship and form Christian community. + Jesuit: Nearly 30 Jesuit priests live, teach and minister at SLU. + Campus Ministers: Campus ministers and Jesuits are available in the residence halls and across campus for conversations with students, faculty and staff about God, faith and belief. + Retreats: Campus ministry offers a variety of retreats to support and encourage all members of our campus community to grow spiritually and to deepen their relationship with God. + Service: Students have many opportunities to engage in service locally, nationally and internationally, leading participants to a deeper understanding of the integration and practice of faith, volunteer efforts, service and social justice. + Christian Life Communities: Offered by campus ministry, these small prayer and faith-sharing groups meet weekly to pray, reflect on scripture and share stories of faith. + Faith: Regardless of their religious identity, practice or tradition, SLU students are encouraged to form strong relationships with faith as a centerpiece for their own developing lives. Campus organizations, affiliate ministers and nearby houses of worship help facilitate this growth. + Pastoral Care: Pastoral care supports patients, families, and medical and nursing staff at SLU Hospital in their pastoral and personal needs. Pastoral care also provides outreach and education to SLU students in health care fields. + Clinical Pastoral Education: Pastoral care and SLU offer clinical pastoral education at SLU Hospital for students from across the United States. + Mission Programs: Mission programs provide ongoing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to deepen their understanding of the University mission through presentations, programs and other opportunities. + Service Hours: Students, faculty and staff members cumulatively complete more than one million hours of community service each year. + Character: SLU has been recognized as a characterbuilding college by The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development. + Volunteerism: More than 80% of SLU students volunteered at least once during the academic year more than triple the national average among college students. + Community Service Honor Roll: In 2014, the University was named to the President s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year. It is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. + Community Service Rankings: In fall 2014, Washington Monthly ranked SLU No. 4 on a list of universities that participate in the most community service. + Alpha Phi Omega: SLU s chapter of this co-ed service fraternity is the largest in the nation per capita, as well as one of the biggest student organizations on campus. + Make a Difference Day: During this annual service event in October 2014, a record-breaking more than 4,000 SLU volunteers assisted 140 agencies and schools in the St. Louis area. + Relay for Life: SLU s annual Relay for Life event raises funds and awareness for cancer research and patient needs. Students, employees and friends raised more than $140,000 in Greek: Fraternities and sororities make service a big part of their activities. They participate in events for local hospitals, family organizations and a variety of disease awareness efforts. + Campus Kitchen: SLU volunteers cook and deliver more than 2,500 meals per month to St. Louis neighbors in need as part of a unique cooperative between the University, the Campus Kitchens Project and local nonprofit service organizations. + Micah Program: This SLU program is named for the Biblical prophet Micah, who spoke out against social injustice. Micah Program students perform community service in the Shaw neighborhood near SLU.
11 16 SLU FIRSTS First institution of higher learning west of the Mississippi River 1832 First graduate programs west of the Mississippi River 1836 First medical school west of the Mississippi River First in the West to open a school of law First forward pass in football history 1900 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 1910 First business school west of the Mississippi River 1925 First department of geophysics in the Western Hemisphere 1927 First federally licensed school of aviation First university in Missouri to establish an official policy admitting African-American students, integrating its student body First major Catholic institution in the world with an integrated lay and religious board of trustees 1972 First human heart transplant in Missouri World s first Doctor of Philosophy degree in aviation awarded
12 18 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 19 COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES + Integrated Knowledge: In addition to developing specific expertise in their major, students take classes across disciplines. This integrated model for learning prepares them for success in their professional and personal lives. + Research Opportunities: In many programs, students participate in research projects with faculty and develop and present their own research at academic conferences. + Community Partnerships: Connections with different organizations in the St. Louis area offer outstanding learning opportunities. For example, biology students benefit from partnerships with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. + Excellent Academic Programs: Five graduate philosophy programs rank among the best in the English-speaking Year Founded: 1818 Dean: Michael Barber, S.J., Ph.D. 17 academic departments /// 14 interdisciplinary programs /// 4 centers and institutes /// 40+ majors The oldest academic unit at SLU, the college offers nationally ranked programs in the sciences, the humanities and the arts. By integrating the liberal arts and sciences in a spirit of open inquiry, the college educates the whole person, preparing students to be effective leaders and to pursue various careers or further graduate education. world, according to the Philosophical Gourmet Report. The departments of English and history rank among the top 100 according to U.S. News & World Report. Sciences, social sciences, theology, languages and the arts equip students to make significant contributions to the world. + Interdisciplinary Programs: The college is home to interdisciplinary programs and majors, including African American studies, women s and gender studies, American studies, international studies, medieval and renaissance studies, and Latin American studies. A new cutting-edge major in neuroscience draws from faculty in psychology and biology. + Community Engagement: In many programs, students connect their learning to community-based research and service. COLLEGE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Year Founded: 2013 (School of Public Health, 1991; School of Social Work, 1930) Dean: Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H. 6 undergraduate majors /// 9 graduate programs The college uniquely addresses the health and well-being of society s most vulnerable by bringing all of the disciplines of public health and social work together. It is the only accredited college of public health in Missouri and the only accredited Catholic or Jesuit college of public health in the nation. The School of Social Work has been accredited for 80 years. Its programs are ranked among the strongest in the country. + Global Public Health: The college s programs span the globe, with research, education and service programs in Latin America, China and Africa. Undergraduate public health courses are also offered at SLU-Madrid. + School of Social Work: The college houses the School of Social Work, which includes undergraduate and graduate programs in social work, criminology and criminal justice, and applied behavioral analysis. Its Master of Social Work program is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report. + Health Administration: Founded in 1947, the highly selective Master of Health Administration program is ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. + Social Justice: Together, students and faculty examine a range of societal issues, among them infant mortality, inequities in health and well-being, mental health, the issue of neglected or abandoned children, and other vulnerable populations. + Ph.D. Programs: The college offers doctoral programs in public health studies and social work. + Research: College researchers are funded by the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health and other federal and private sources.
13 20 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 21 EDWARD AND MARGARET DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES 7 academic departments /// 18 programs Year Founded: 1979 Dean: Mardell A. Wilson, Ed.D., R.D. The college s programs exemplify SLU s tradition of excellence in health care education, capitalizing on modern innovations and methods. JOHN COOK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Year Founded: 1910 Dean: Mark Higgins, Ph.D. 9 undergraduate programs /// 12 graduate programs /// 5 centers As the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River, the John Cook School of Business has a long-standing tradition of forming business leaders. Its academic programs support the mission of providing excellence in business education. + Rankings: U.S. News & World Report ranks several of the programs offered in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. The physician assistant program is among the nation s top 25, the physical therapy program among the top 34 and the occupational therapy program among the top Accreditation: The college maintains 11 external accreditations from 10 agencies for its various programs. + Faculty: Many of the college s faculty continue to refine their skills as practitioners while at the same time serving as gifted teachers and accomplished scholars. + Clinical: Partnerships with more than 1,000 clinical sites nationwide allow Doisy students diversified field experiences that are an essential aspect to nearly all of the programs offered in the college. + Research: Committed to all aspects of the scholarly process, Doisy College has an impressive history of supporting both graduate and undergraduate research opportunities. The college receives research support from the National Institutes of Health, the state of Missouri and the Missouri Foundation for Health, as well as multiple private foundations. + Labs: The college boasts modern labs, including a movement science research lab for assessing motion analysis; a culinary lab for teaching food service and preparation; a clinical diagnostic laboratory to teach blood and body fluid analysis; and a media lab for teaching students how to assist clients in daily activities that support their quality of life. Contemporary classrooms are equipped to provide an interactive educational experience. + Undergraduate: Students can hone skills in their preferred area of coursework through nine concentrations, including accounting; economics; entrepreneurship; finance; information technology management; international business; leadership and change management; marketing; and sports business. Organizations and programs such as service leadership encourage students to flourish as leaders while giving back to the community. + Graduate: The school offers an accelerated, one-year MBA; a flexible, evening MBA; a Master of Science in supply chain management; a Master of Accounting; an executive Master of International Business; a Master of Science in applied financial economics; and a Ph.D. in international business and marketing. Graduate students seeking a dual degree can get their M.B.A. alongside an M.H.A., J.D., M.D., M.A. in educational leadership or M.S. in sustainability. + Centers: The school s centers of distinction bridge academic and real-world experiences, and include the Boeing Institute of International Business, Center for Supply Chain Management Studies, Center for Entrepreneurship, Emerson Ethics Center and Simon Center for Regional Economic Forecasting. + Rankings: U.S. News & World Report ranks the school No. 79 in the country, and the entrepreneurship and international business undergraduate programs in the nation s top 20. Graduate programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management rank among the nation s top 20, with the evening MBA ranking in the top Accreditation: All of the school s academic programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International, the highest standard of achievement for business schools.
14 22 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 23 PARKS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, AVIATION AND TECHNOLOGY 13 majors /// 2 graduate programs /// 3 centers Year Founded: 1927 Dean: Theodosios Alexander, Sc.D. Parks College has a worldwide reputation for research-inspired, project-based education in engineering and aviation. The college has become a leader in the aerospace, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and other engineering disciplines, including engineering physics. SCHOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Year Founded: 1996 Dean: Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Ph.D. 9 majors /// 15 minor and certificate programs /// 5 accelerated bachelor s-to-master s programs /// 2 graduate programs SLU began offering adult continuing education in 1963, when very few universities offered programs for working adults. Today SLU s School for Professional Studies is one of the nation s most innovative adult-focused programs. + First in Flight: Parks College is the first federally certified flight school in the United States. Also, in 2013, Parks College conferred the first Ph.D. in aviation in the world. + Research Areas: Parks research is focused in six major areas: space exploration; thermal-fluid dynamics (including aerodynamics); biomedical engineering; structural mechanics, design and innovation; sustainability; and aviation safety. Both undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with faculty, publish their results in archival scientific journals and present at professional conferences. + Entrepreneurship: Parks is one of 19 Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network schools in the country that promotes the education of action-oriented, entrepreneurially minded engineers. + Research Centers and Labs: The Federal Aviation Administration-funded Center for Aviation Safety Research strives to address the nation s critical aviation safety concerns. The Space Systems Lab offers students hands-on experience with designing and constructing small, low-cost spacecraft, often in conjunction with NASA projects. + Flight Training: Parks College features traditional hands-on flight training and state-of-the-art flight training devices, including a precise replica of a regional jet airliner cockpit and two new 2015 Cirrus SR20 aircrafts. + Space: At least one Parks College graduate has been involved in every NASA space launch. + Adult Education: The school s globally accessible, career-oriented programs are designed with busy adult students in mind and built on a foundation of SLU s Jesuit tradition of excellence. + Online: The school offers 25 completely online programs. + Programs: The school offers bachelor s degrees in security and strategic intelligence; education/ teacher certification; general studies; organizational studies; aviation management; computer information systems; nursing; organizational leadership and technology; and social work. In addition to several minor and certificate options, the school also offers graduate programs in leadership and organizational development, and applied analytics. + Faculty: The school s faculty members are industry leaders who share real-world experience with students. + Partnerships: The school boasts many educational partnerships for the workforces of area companies, including programs with the Boeing Co., BJC HealthCare, Mercy Healthcare and St. Anthony s Hospital. + Military: In 2015, the school approved an unprecedented reduced tuition rate for all active military and benefit-eligible veterans at $400 per credit hour. + Center for Workforce and Organizational Development: The school s center offers training, assessment and consulting services to the information technology, business and health care communities. The center also is an official Microsoft Learning Partner and has partnerships with the Project Management Institute, CompTIA and EC-Council.
15 24 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 25 SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Year Founded: 1843 Dean: Michael Wolff, J.D. 9 concentrations /// 11 dual-degree programs /// 3 centers The law school s vision of legal education embraces SLU s Catholic, Jesuit identity and encourages students to approach their professional lives as a calling and a vocation. The law school was founded in 1843 and is the oldest west of the Mississippi River. Year Founded: 1836 Dean: Philip O. Alderson, M.D. The School of Medicine educates physicians and biomedical scientists, conducts medical research and provides health care on a local, national and international level. Its campus has been ranked recently among the 10 most beautiful medical school campuses in the United States. The school awarded the first medical degree west of the Mississippi River. + Offerings: The school provides students with extensive course offerings, personalized interaction with nationally recognized faculty and exposure to practicing attorneys and clients through professional skills programs, such as legal clinics and externships. In addition, students studying health law and employment law can spend a semester in Washington, D.C. + Concentrations: Available concentrations include business transactional law; civil litigation skills; criminal litigation skills; employment law; health law; intellectual property law; international and comparative law; taxation; and urban development, land use and environmental law. + Centers: The school is home to three centers of excellence: the Wefel Center for Employment Law, the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the nationally ranked Center for Health Law Studies. + Moot Court National Championship: The school offers a nationally recognized moot court program with a long tradition of success and excellence. The program allows students to develop oral and written advocacy skills, to compete in a variety of national competitions and to interact with practitioners and jurists in their chosen field of law. + Legal Clinics: The school s legal clinics provide nearly 49,000 hours of free legal service annually to the community. + Downtown Location: In 2013, the school moved to its new 12-story home in downtown St. Louis. The school s location is situated in the heart of the city s legal community, with the courts, numerous governmental offices and many top law offices nearby. + Faculty: Many of the school s approximately 550 faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, clinicians and teachers. + Student Body: The school teaches approximately 700 medical students and 600 residents in 50 graduate medical education programs, including residencies, subspecialty residencies and fellowships. + Research Areas: The school is a leading center of research in five key areas: infectious disease with a special emphasis on viral disorders; liver disease; aging and brain disorders; cancer and heart/ lung disease. + Center for Vaccine Development: Funded by the National Institutes of Health as one of only nine vaccine research institutions, SLU s Center for Vaccine Development conducted pivotal research on H1N1 influenza and smallpox vaccines. + Liver Center: The Saint Louis University Liver Center provides national leadership in the field of hepatology, and is staffed by some of the highest-profile doctors and research scientists in the nation. SLU liver specialists see more than 600 patients per month with various types of liver diseases and have one of the world s largest hepatitis C practices in the world, treating more than 800 patients annually. + Aging and Brain Disorders: Numerous Alzheimer s disease and multiple sclerosis trials are underway at SLU, as well as a groundbreaking study to map the brain injuries of combat veterans and civilians. Funded by a $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, the study is using cutting-edge imaging equipment to better understand the nature of brain injuries.
16 26 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 27 SCHOOL OF NURSING Year Founded: 1928 Dean: Teri A. Murray, Ph.D., APHN-BC, RN, FAAN 4 undergraduate options /// 7 graduate options /// 1 certificate program Nationally recognized for expert faculty and innovative, pioneering programs, the school offers bachelor s degrees, master s education in advanced practice and clinical nurse leadership, and D.N.P. (doctor of nursing practice) and Ph.D. nursing education degree programs. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SERVICE Year Founded: 1998 Dean: Ann Rule, Ph.D. The mission of the College of Education and Public Service is the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for professions to serve as reflective practitioners and leaders in partnership with and for the human community. The college embraces innovative learning through commitments to diversity and social justice guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideas of the Jesuit tradition. + Interprofessional: Through a one-of-a-kind interprofessional curriculum, nursing students collaborate with those studying other health careers to learn teamwork strategies and offer the best possible patient care. + Accelerated Track: The school was the first in the country to offer an accelerated nursing program for qualified students seeking a 12-month, fast-track bachelor s degree in nursing, and the first in the state to offer an accelerated master s degree in nursing. + Advanced Education: The nursing school became the first in the state to offer a Ph.D. program, and in 2008 introduced the area s first clinical doctoral degree (D.N.P.) for advanced nurse practitioners. + Online Certificate: The school also is the first in the nation to offer an online certificate program that prepares nurses to lead in case of a natural disaster or terror attack. + Research: Current faculty research focuses on measures to test feeding tube placement, sustaining exercise in middle age and older adults; falls and fear of falling; adolescent mothers; asthma and pain in children; dance therapy; autism; sleep; pediatric palliative care; natural disasters; taste post-cancer; and other topics. + Undergraduate: Undergraduate students receive a Bachelor of Arts in education. A student chooses an area of concentration from among the following: early childhood; early childhood special education; elementary; middle school (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science); secondary (biology, English, general science, mathematics, social studies); elementary education with mild-to-moderate disabilities; and world languages (K-12) in French, German and/ or Spanish. A student could also choose a non-certification education track. + Graduate: Graduate offerings in the college include educational leadership (M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.); higher education administration (M.A., Ph.D., specialty online program); curriculum and instruction (M.A., M.A.T., Ed.D., Ph.D.); educational foundations (M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.) and disability education (M.A., Ph.D.). International programs at the graduate level include locations in Cyprus and Lebanon. + Alumni: More than a quarter of Missouri s school superintendents and principals received advanced degrees from the College of Education and Public Service s educational leadership programs.
17 28 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS CENTERS OF DISTINCTION 29 Saint Louis University houses numerous academic centers and institutes within its various colleges. In addition to these entities, the University supports several self-standing, degree-granting multidisciplinary research centers, including: SLU MADRID Year Founded: 1967 Vice President: Paul Vita, Ph.D. + Center for Advanced Dental Education: With a long tradition of excellence, CADE offers nationally recognized programs in orthodontics, periodontics and endodontics that prepare dentists to be astute and aware clinicians. + Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics: With a curriculum focused on teaching, service and research, the center prepares individuals for careers in academic, corporate, research and clinical bioethics settings. Home to more than 670 students, SLU-Madrid is the oldest and most renowned U.S. university in Spain. + Undergraduate: Undergraduates can begin nearly every SLU major at SLU-Madrid including programs in business, engineering, health sciences and the liberal arts and finish their degrees in St. Louis. + Study Abroad: Attracted by SLU s mission and the academic excellence of SLU-Madrid, more than 200 students from universities across the United States and around the world study abroad at the Madrid Campus each semester. + First U.S. University in Spain: SLU-Madrid was the first U.S. university to be recognized by Spain s Ministry of Education as an institution of higher education in Madrid. + Degree Offerings: At SLU- Madrid, undergraduates can complete distinctly international four-year degree programs, ranging from international business to psychology, as well as master s degrees in Spanish and English. + Center for Outcomes Research: Focused on solving complex design and analysis problems in medicine and public health, the center offers state-of-the-science evaluations of the services, medications, devices and diagnostics that can optimize health and well-being. + Center for Sustainability: Guided by an overarching mission to develop creative, collaborative solutions to pressing environmental challenges, the center prepares students for success in one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Below: Center for Advanced Dental Education. COLLEGE OF PHILOSOPHY AND LETTERS Year Founded: 1889 Dean: William Rehg, S.J. The college provides academic training for men, both religious and diocesan, preparing for priesthood.
18 30 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS A-Z LIST 31 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Accounting * Aerospace Engineering * ^ African American Studies American Studies * Anthropology Art History ^ Athletic Training * ^ Aviation Management Biochemistry Biology * Biomedical Engineering * ^ Biostatistics * Chemistry * ^ Civil Engineering * Classical Humanities Communication * ^ Communication Sciences and Disorders * Computer Engineering * Computer Information Systems Computer Science ^ Criminal Justice and Security Management Criminology and Criminal Justice Cytotechnology Economics ^ Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Special Education Education (without certification) Electrical Engineering * ^ Elementary Education Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities Emergency Management Engineering Physics English * ^ Entrepreneurship * Environmental Science ^ Environmental Studies Finance * Flight Science French * General Studies Geology * Geophysics * German Studies Greek and Latin Languages and Literature Health Information Management Health Management * Health Sciences * History * Information Technology Management Interdisciplinary Engineering ^ International Business * ^ International Studies ^ Investigative and Medical Sciences Italian Studies Latin American Studies Leadership and Change Management Legal Studies Magnetic Resonance Imaging Marketing Mathematics * Mechanical Engineering * ^ Medical Laboratory Science Medieval Studies Meteorology * ^ Middle School Education Music Neuroscience Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing * ^ Nutrition and Dietetics * Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Organizational Studies Philosophy * Physical Therapy * Physics Political Science * ^ Psychology * ^ Public Health * ^ Radiation Therapy Russian Studies Secondary Education Social Work * Sociology Spanish * ^ Sports Business Studio Art Theatre Theological Studies * Women s and Gender Studies ADDITIONAL POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS Anatomy Applied Analytics Applied Behavior Analysis Applied Financial Economics Aviation Behavioral Science and Health Education Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomedical Sciences Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Business Administration Clinical Psychology Criminology and Professional Practice Curriculum and Instruction Disability Education Educational Foundations Educational Leadership Emergency Management and Crisis Leadership Endodontics Experimental Psychology Family Therapy and Medical Family Therapy Health Administration Health Care Ethics Health Informatics Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation Sciences Higher Education Administration * Indicates post-baccalaureate program offered ^ Indicates program offered at SLU-Madrid Industrial-Organizational Psychology Integrated and Applied Sciences International Business International Business and Marketing Law Leadership and Organizational Development Medicine Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Occupational Therapy Orthodontics Pathology Periodontics Pharmacological and Physiological Science Physician Assistant Public Administration Public and Social Policy Public Health and Public Health Studies Sociology Special Education Student Personnel Administration Supply Chain Management Sustainability Theological Studies and Historical Theology Urban Planning and Development This listing of programs offered at Saint Louis University is current as of December For more information, visit slu.edu.
19 32 STUDENT LIFE 33 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM STUDENT LIFE At SLU, learning isn t limited by classroom walls. Our students receive a well-rounded education of the whole person mind, body and spirit. + First-Year Experience: Innovative programs for first-year students help ensure that their transition to SLU is successful. In addition, sophomores, juniors and seniors can participate in programs tailored just for them. + Living Options: Eight residence halls and four apartment complexes offer diverse living options. Construction of a $43.8 million new residence hall has begun and is scheduled to be completed in July All on-campus housing accommodations include many amenities and are staffed by full-time, live-in professionals, graduate students and resident advisors. + Learning Communities and First-Year Interest Groups: These allow students to transition to SLU in a supportive, creative and academically focused environment, and help them form early bonds that will promote their connection to campus life, as well as encourage their excitement for learning. Learning Communities are intentional, inclusive communities formed around academically oriented themes where students learn together and live on the same floor or floors of a residence hall. First-Year Interest Groups offer clusters of one to four courses that freshman Learning Community students take together during their fall semester. + Major Exploration: Students are supported by academic advisers and career counselors who assist them in making choices about majors and careers using exploratory and educational planning methods and processes. + Student Success Center: The center provides tutoring, writing assistance, supplemental instruction, academic advising, academic and success coaching, career services and support for students with disabilities.
20 34 STUDENT LIFE STUDENT LIFE 35 INVOLVEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SLU offers students plenty of opportunities to get involved with student organizations, listen to guest speakers, go to concerts and attend on-campus events. + Student Organizations: SLU offers nearly 200 student organizations, including service groups, academic honoraries, fraternities and sororities, intramural sports, musical groups, media programming groups and special interest clubs. + Busch Student Center: SLU s student union features a 1,600-seat ballroom, bank, bookstore, floral shop, meeting spaces, student organization offices and student services, as well as a variety of dining options. + Speakers: The student-led Great Issues Committee brings prominent speakers to campus such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, former prime minister of Israel Ehud Barak, civil rights activist Morris Dees and human rights speaker Eric Alva. + Musicians: The Student Activities Board brings major entertainment acts to Chaifetz Arena and Busch Student Center. Past performers include the Lumineers, Karmin and Lupe Fiasco. + Center for Global Citizenship: In the heart of campus, the center brings all of SLU s international and cross-cultural academic and support services under one roof. It includes a student lounge with access to international media outlets, conference rooms with worldwide teleconferencing abilities and a high-tech auditorium with more than 1,000 seats. + Billikens After Dark: Many alcohol-free, late-night events are hosted by this program. Past activities include SLU s The Price Is Right, a late-night neon dance party, a glow-in-the-dark volleyball tournament, an off-campus trip to a cosmic bowling alley and a movie showing on the jumbotrons of Chaifetz Arena. Saint Louis University is committed to diversity as a value rooted in Ignatian spirituality. SLU is an inclusive community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, faith, sexual orientation, gender, class or ideology. + President s Diversity Council: This institutional council is charged by the president with advancing SLU s mission by fostering an inclusive environment for living, learning and working. Membership includes students, faculty, staff, academic deans and vice presidents. + Diversity Leadership Cabinet: This Student Government Association effort serves as the student voice for diversity and social justice issues. + Oath of Inclusion: Created by students, this document sets forth the expectation that all students will work to promote inclusion while at SLU. + Cross Cultural Center: This center promotes multicultural awareness and education and provides support services to historically underrepresented student populations. + Safe Zone Ally Program: This program strives to erase prejudice, while providing a support system for the LGBT community. + Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars: This scholarship program provides educational, service, leadership and cultural experiences that enable recipients to develop their potential as advocates for positive social change. + African American Male Scholars Initiative: This initiative is a retention effort that connects African-American male students to resources that help ensure academic and personal success.