Psychology

Psychology

College for Adults | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Does thinking critically about human behavior, thinking, and emotion catch your interest? Are you looking for ways to better understand yourself and others and to apply your learning in a wide variety of career options? Consider a hybrid (on-campus and online) psychology degree in St. Paul from St. Kate’s College for Adults. You’ll gain insight into psychological theories and practices — and learn how to apply them in real-world professional settings.

Program Details

Classes meet: Evenings and weekends

Credits for major: 40

Time to completion: 24 months

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $445

Start: Fall, spring, or summer

Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid.

Explore the courses

Choose a Track that Interests You

Through core courses, you'll acquire a foundation in psychological theories, research methods, current issues in psychology, and application of psychological knowledge in real-world situations.

You'll also choose one of four tracks to meet your unique career goals:

  • Research and Educational Psychology

  • Social, Community and Leadership Psychology

  • Mental Health and Developmental Psychology

  • Individualized Applied Psychology

St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you may think!

While pursuing your bachelor's in psychology, you may take up to two courses from St. Kate's MBA or Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Courses will count toward both your bachelor's and master's.

A fast track "3+2" dual degree option is available for students who want to combine a bachelor's in psychology with a Master of Public Health degree.

Psychology students in the College for Adults
Careers in Psychology

Why do people behave in different ways? How do people learn? How can groups work effectively together to make decisions? What are various types of mental illnesses, their symptoms, and treatments?

St. Kate's hybrid (on-campus and online) psychology program graduates apply answers to these and other questions in a wide variety of career settings, including:

  • non-profit social service organizations
  • hospitals and clinics
  • government agencies
  • businesses
  • marketing or public relations firms
  • residential treatment centers
  • schools

This program will not prepare you to provide direct, one-on-one clinical care for individuals. Rather, you'll use this major to prepare for careers in which you'll design, deliver, and evaluate programs and services. This major can also prepare you for graduate studies in counseling, mental health, clinical psychology, or occupational therapy.

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